SCHAUMBURG, Ill., April 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Zurich North America has appointed Alexander Wells as U.S. Head of Middle Market for Zurich North America, effective May 11, 2020. Wells will report directly to Zurich North America CEO Kathleen Savio and be responsible for the strategic management and development of Zurich's Middle Market business.
"As the business environment in which we operate continues to evolve, so do the needs of our customers. It has never been more important to provide the underwriting and industry expertise and the right insurance products and services to help customers manage their risks," said Savio. "With more than 25 years of experience in the insurance industry, Alex has developed a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the mid-market environment and customers' needs, along with strong leadership, management and relationship development capabilities, which is why he's an ideal fit to help us make our mark in this important business segment."
Wells, who is new to Zurich, most recently served as Executive Vice President, Chief Underwriting Officer, for Commercial Insurance at Chubb. He previously held a variety of other leadership and management roles within the Chubb and ACE organizations.
About Zurich North America
Zurich North America is one of the largest providers of insurance solutions and services to businesses and individuals. Our customers represent industries ranging from agriculture to construction and include more than 90 percent of the Fortune 500. We've backed the building of some of the most recognizable structures in North America. Our North American, LEED Platinum® headquarters is located in the Chicago area. We employ approximately 9,000 people in North America and have offices throughout the U.S. and Canada. Further information is available at www.zurichna.com.
Zurich North America is part of Zurich Insurance Group, a leading multi-line insurer that serves its customers in global and local markets. With approximately 54,000 employees, Zurich provides a wide range of property and casualty, and life insurance products and services in more than 210 countries and territories. Zurich's customers include individuals, small businesses, and mid-sized and large companies, as well as multinational corporations. The 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 (ZURVY) program, which is traded over-the-counter on OTCQX. Further information is available at www.zurich.com.
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