Zurich Insurance Group has found the ‘perfect’ replacement for top industry name Amanda Blanc, who resigned from the company less than a year after coming onboard.
Alison Martin (pictured), the executive committee member who joined Zurich in October 2017 before assuming the group chief risk officer post in January 2018, has been appointed as chief executive officer for EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa) and bank distribution effective immediately.
Aside from her new remit, the Swiss Re alumnus will continue to oversee the group risk management function at Zurich until her successor is named.
Commenting on the appointment, which is subject to regulatory approval, group CEO Mario Greco stated: “Alison is perfectly suited for this role. She is an enthusiastic leader who combines industry expertise with the right mix of customer focus, people management, and commercial experience.
“She is a mature leader with a strong international background. I am confident she will successfully expand our capabilities to meet customer needs in the region. She knows our culture; she knows our business and is well suited to take our EMEA business to the next level.”