Lindemann Named President, COO, CNA Commercial

July 31, 2009

CNA Financial Corp. named Bob Lindemann as president and chief operating officer of CNA’s Commercial Lines operations.

In this role, Lindemann will be responsible for achieving profitable growth in CNA’s $3.5 billion commercial property/casualty business, which is now comprised of Business Insurance, serving smaller commercial accounts, and Commercial Insurance, serving middle market and risk management accounts. Lindemann will join CNA on Aug. 4 and report to Tom Motamed, chairman and CEO, CNA.

Lindemann has over 33 years experience in the insurance industry with increasing responsibility in complex underwriting and claim functions. He joins CNA from Zurich North America, where he most recently served as chief operating officer of Commercial Markets, Zurich’s largest business insurance unit in North America. Previously in his Zurich career, he led the company’s middle market business, opening new offices, refreshing current products, adding proprietary products, and changing the geographic mix and segmentation.

Lindemann’s decision to enter the insurance industry was made early, when he received a college scholarship through Kemper Insurance as a “Kemper Scholar.” He then went on to work for Kemper where, over a 28-year period, he rapidly advanced from an underwriter to several branch, regional and business leadership roles. In his last position, Lindemann was president for American Manufacturers Mutual – Kemper’s small and middle market commercial business and its largest unit at the time. He led the business to profitability within two years and achieved its first sub-100 combined ratio in more than a decade.

Source: CNA,

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