GERMANY - Zurich Financial Services has appointed Eduard Thometzek as the new chief executive officer of Zurich Group Germany, effective July 1, 2003.
The current CEO, Axel Lehmann, will now focus on his role as CEO of the Continental Europe division.
Thometzek was appointed deputy chief executive officer of Zurich Group Germany and member of the executive committee of Zurich Continental Europe on January 1.
Before joining Zurich, he had held various senior positions in the insurance and financial services industries.
Commenting on the appointment, Lehmann said: “After the successful completion of the integration of Deutscher Herold, we have strengthened our market position and positioned ourselves among the leading insurers in Germany.
“With his experience and his leadership qualities, Eduard will successfully implement our important projects, especially the program to strengthen our profitability.”
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