Zurich Insurance announced the appointment of Saad Mered to CEO and chief agent of Zurich Canada, effective Oct. 1, 2018.
Mered is currently chief claims officer for Zurich Insurance Group. In his new role, Mered will report to Zurich North America CEO Kathleen Savio.
Mered joined Zurich in 2008 as CEO for Zurich Middle East where he developed and led an accelerated growth strategy across six countries. In 2010, he was appointed CEO General Insurance for the Middle East and Africa. He became chief claims officer for Zurich Group in 2014 and has been a driving force for modernizing and re-imagining the global claims function, while helping to raise customer service levels.
Mered started his professional career in 1994 at AIG, where he held various positions during his tenure with the company.
Mered will be assuming the chief agent role from David Levinson, who will work together with Mered during the transition. Levinson will be returning to the United States to explore other opportunities at Zurich.
Mered holds a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley.
Source: Zurich Insurance Group
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