Marco Royer has been named head of Liability for Zurich Canada.
Royer will be responsible for leading the underwriting teams in Zurich Canada’s liability portfolio, including casualty, energy casualty, construction liability, environmental liability and commercial automobile. Royer will also oversee Zurich Canada’s Alternate Risk Transfer team and will be responsible for the growth of the healthcare and public sector industry verticals.
Royer will be a member of the Zurich Canada Executive Team and will report to Zurich Canada CEO Saad Mered. His first day at Zurich will be July 1.
Royer joins Zurich with more than 30 years of experience in the European and Canadian insurance marketplaces. He has a technical casualty underwriting background and has held ascending levels of leadership responsibilities, including 18 years at Gen Re where he led teams in Paris, London and Montreal. Following Gen Re, he joined Aon Benfield as vice president and casualty specialist, then Quebec regional manager and head of Facultative Operations, reporting directly to the CEO. In this most recent position, Royer was the head of the Canadian-London team, responsible for all Canadian reinsurance placement in the London market.
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