Zurich Financial Services has appointed Iain C. Howie (45, UK citizen) as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer for the Asia-Pacific and Middle East (APME) regions, effective June 1, 2009.
Zurich described the newly created posts as playing a “key management role. Howie will be responsible for coordinating and managing all financial as well as administrative aspects of the APME operations. He will be based in Tokyo and report to Geoff Riddell, Chairman of Global Corporate and CEO APME.
Howie formerly held the position of Chief Operating Officer, Zurich Japan. He joined Zurich in 2004 and acted as Director of Strategy and Business Planning for Asia-Pacific before moving to Zurich Japan in 2005. Prior to that, he worked with Prudential plc in several finance and operational management roles across its UK, US and Asian businesses.
He holds a masters degree in Economics from Glasgow University, Scotland, and received an ACA certification from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).
Source: Zurich Financial – www.zurich.com
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