Zurich Financial Appoints Orator as Chief Administrative Officer

August 5, 2010

Zurich Financial Services Group today announced the appointment of Christian Orator as chief administrative officer and member of the Group Executive Committee, effective September 1, 2010.

He is succeeding Richard P. Kearns, who is retiring early next year.

In his new role, Orator will serve as head of Corporate Center and play a key role in the Group’s planning and strategy processes.

Currently global chief claims officer in General Insurance, Orator joined the Group in Austria in 1989 and has since then held numerous positions in Austria, the U.S., and Germany. From 2005 to 2007, he headed special initiatives within the office of the chief administrative officer and served as its deputy.

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