Zurich Insurance Company appoints Alfredo Alonso as Chief Underwriting Office, Global Corporate, Middle East

October 15, 2009 9:39 am

He will play an important role in developing our full global corporate proposition in the region.

Specifically, he will drive the important effort to build a dynamic team of market leaders delivering Zurich’s proposition to a high priority market. Alfredo will report to Saad Mered, CEO of ZIC Middle East and Patrick Amschwand, CUO for Global Corporate in Europe.

Commenting on his appointment, CEO of Zurich Middle East, Saad Mered, said:

“The appointment of Alfredo Alfonso to the region significantly boosts our regional technical capabilities and supports our drive for growth across the region. Alfredo’s experience and knowledge of Zurich’s international operations makes him a great asset to the Middle East business and our clients.”

Prior to joining Zurich, Alfredo worked for Winterthur International in its Zurich and Barcelona offices and during his time with Zurich, he held different underwriting roles in Switzerland and the UK in the Corporate and Commercial segment.

In his most recent previous role he was the CUO Commercial Lines for Zurich Switzerland. Alfredo is a Chartered Insurer and holds an M.B.A. from the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland) and Vlerick Leuven (Belgium).