Zurich announces new Life CEO in the Middle East

January 7, 2010 10:57 am

Mark, who has been with Zurich since July 2009, will report to David Sims, CEO Global Life Emerging Markets. Taking over from Carlos Sabugueiro, Mark originally joined Zurich from Nexus, a leading international financial advisory firm in the Middle East, where he was deputy CEO.

Commenting on Mark’s appointment David Sims, said:

“This is an exciting new chapter for our business; Mark has first-hand experience of meeting the needs of this distinct customer segment, plus hands-on experience of what it is like to be a customer of Zurich. Together with this, Mark brings a deep understanding of the Middle East distribution market place and with his passion; he will help to drive the growth of our Middle East business.”

Mark Hartigan commented, “It’s a great honour to be selected to head Zurich’s Life business here in the Middle East. The role presents me with the opportunity to reinforce our strategy to deliver sustainable and profitable growth by meeting the evolving needs of the Middle East market.”