GERMANY - Eduard Thometzek has been appointed as deputy chief executive officer of Zurich Group Germany and a member of the executive committee of Zurich Continental Europe.
He will have now operational responsibility for the German business. Both positions are effective from January 1, 2003.
In the past, Thometzek has held various managerial positions in the Kaisers/Tengelmann Group, the Bausparkasse Wüstenrot and Citibank. He joined the Württembergische Insurance Group in 1991 and was appointed member of the executive board four years later. Axel Lehmann, CEO of Zurich’s business division, continental Europe, said that Thometzek would “help drive the initiative to improve our profitability with the necessary discipline, and further develop our relationship with Deutsche Bank for the mutual distribution of products and services.”
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