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Zurich Switzerland appoints Christine Theodorovics as Head of Life

Zurich March 31, 2016

Christine Theodorovics (47) has been named new Head of Life at Zurich Switzerland, effective April 1, 2016. Born in Vienna and holding a Swiss passport, Theodorovics will be a member of the Executive Board of Zurich Switzerland, reporting to CEO Joachim Masur.

Christine Theodorovics has been CEO of Global Life Austria and a member of the Executive Board of Zurich Austria since March 2013. Prior to this role, she was Head of Business Development for Independent Financial Advisors and Brokers in the Corporate Center of Global Life Zurich. Theodorovics has an MBA from Vienna University of Economics and Business, a Master of Arts in European Economic Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges/Belgium, as well as a degree in Banking from the Swiss Finance Institute in Zurich. Next to her role as Head of Life, Christine Theodorovics has been appointed CEO of Zurich Lebensversicherungs-Gesellschaft AG (ZLIC).

She is succeeding Claudio Gienal, who was named Head of Group Strategy, also effective April 1, 2016.

Zurich Insurance Company Ltd and Zurich Life Insurance Company Ltd are responsible for dealing with the commercial and personal lines of the Zurich Insurance Group in Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein. Zurich Switzerland is one of the largest insurers in Switzerland and appears on the market under the names Zurich and Zurich Connect.

Zurich Insurance Group is a leading multi-line insurance provider with a global network of subsidiaries and offices in Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East as  well as other markets. It offers a wide range of general insurance and life insurance products and services for individuals, small businesses, mid-sized and large companies as well as multinational orporations. Zurich employs about 55,000 people serving customers in more than 170 countries. The Group, formerly known as Zurich Financial Services Group, is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1872. The holding company, Zurich Insurance Group Ltd (ZURN), is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and has a level I American Depositary Receipt program (ZURVY) which is traded over-the-counter on OTCQX. Further information about Zurich is available at


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