SWITZERLAND - Zurich Financial Services has appointed a new chief executive officer to its Continental Europe business division to replace Peter Eckert.
Axel Lehmann has been appointed to the group executive committee as the new CEO of Zurich’s Continental Europe business division, effective March 1, 2002. Currently, he is CEO of the northern European region and of Zurich Group Germany, positions he will retain.
Eckert moves to chief operating officer – group operations and business development.
Since joining the Zurich Group in 1996, Lehmann has held various executive management and corporate development positions in Switzerland. He joined the group management board in 2000 as head of the business development division.
The Continental Europe business division includes northern Europe, southern Europe and Switzerland, as well as the Continental Europe corporate business unit.
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