Zurich Financial Services announced that Mario Vitale has been promoted to CEO of its Global Corporate business division. He replaces Geoff Riddell who will assume additional responsibilities overseeing Zurich’s operations in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions (See related article). Vitale will also assume the newly created position of Chairman of Global Corporate.
He has served as Deputy CEO of Global Corporate since July 1, 2008, in addition to serving as CEO of the Global Corporate division in North America division since 2006.
Vitale joined Zurich from Willis Group Holdings where he was CEO of Willis North America and a member of both Willis’ Group Executive Committee and the Office of the Chairman. He is a graduate of St. John’s University College of Insurance and serves as a member of their board of trustees.
Vitale’s replacement will be announced at a later date.
Source: Zurich Financial Services – www.zurichna.com