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Michel Lies - image credit: Zurich Insurance
Michel Liès (main picture) has been confirmed as the new chairman of Zurich Insurance Group, following the retirement of Tom de Swaan.
Liès is one of the insurance industry’s most seasoned campaigners, having served as Swiss Re’s group CEO for four years until June 2016. His new role was ratified at Zurich’s AGM on 4 April.
“In the fast-changing environment in which we operate, his intellect, deep grounding in insurance and ability to deliver results will reinforce both the Board and the business,” said de Swaan last year when his replacement was revealed.
Liès has held a number of other board roles, including ch
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