Zurich Names Anderson to Lead Trade Credit, Political Risk Unit

Property/casualty insurer Zurich has named Dave Anderson to be head of Credit & Political Risk, effective immediately. A 14-year veteran of Zurich, Anderson since 2012 has been global business development director for Credit & Political Risk.

In his new role, Anderson is accountable for the direction, management and performance of the unit, which is part of Specialty Products of Zurich North America Commercial and has political risk and single risk trade credit underwriting teams in the Americas, London, Continental Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, and a short-term multi-buyer trade credit team in New York and London.

Zurich Credit & Political Risk provides insurance for financial institutions, multinational corporations, investors, exporters, contractors and infrastructure developers globally.

Anderson will remain based in Washington, D.C. and report to Bryan Salvatore, president of Zurich Specialty Products.

Anderson started with Zurich in 2002, launched the Sydney, Australia, Credit & Political Risk underwriting office in 2006, launched the Singapore office in 2009 and managed the Asia-Pacific regional team until 2012. Prior to joining Zurich, he led Great American Insurance Group’s FCIA’s eastern region for multibuyer credit insurance out of New York and underwrote political risk insurance for Citicorp International Trade Indemnity, handling mainly Sub-Saharan Africa.