SWITZERLAND - Zurich Financial Services (ZFS) has made a number of changes to its management board.
Axel Lehmann, member of the group management board of ZFS since 2000, has been appointed the new head of the Northern Europe region - part of the newly created Continental Europe business division.
Lehmann replaces Heinrich Focke who goes on to become chairman of the board at Australian insurers Gerling Group.
Lehmann joined the Zurich Group in 1996 as a member of the executive management of Zurich Switzerland, where he was head of corporate development. In 1997, he was appointed head of the Zurich Switzerland Business Partner strategic business unit for small and medium-sized enterprises.
Last year, Lehmann assumed his present position as head of the business development division for private customers, small and medium-sized enterprises and wholesale at the group head office.
The Continental Europe business unit covers Northern and Southern Europe and Switzerland as well as the Continental Europe corporate business unit.
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