Zurich Unit Announces Partnership and Global Head Appointment 2023

Zurich Unit Announces Partnership and Global Head Appointment 2023


Zurich Unit Announces Partnership and Global Head Appointment 2023
Zurich Unit Announces Partnership and Global Head Appointment 2023


Zurich Resilience Solutions Zurich Insurance Group has partnered with KPMG Switzerland and appointed Dirk De Nil (pictured) as Global Head of Commercial Risk Advisory and Services.

Strategic cooperation
The merger is aimed at providing comprehensive climate change advisory services by combining Zurich Resilience Solutions’ physical risk assessment with KPMG’s transition risk assessment capabilities.

The offering includes customized climate scenario analysis designed to identify material exposures and assess financial impacts across the value chain. It will initially be available in Switzerland, followed by a market launch in Europe, the Americas and the Asia-Pacific region.

“Our collaboration with KPMG is a great example of how we are fulfilling our commitment to use our capabilities to help clients around the world address the challenges of climate change,” Commercial Insurance CEO Sierra Signorelli said in an email.

New global head

Meanwhile, in a separate release, Zurich announced the appointment of De Nilo as global head of Zurich Resilience Solutions. Currently based in Belgium as CEO of Zurich Benelux and Nordics, the three-decade veteran will move to Switzerland to take up his new role in October.

De Nil, who came on board at Zürich in 2008, succeeds Hann Mijer. The latter, whose previous roles include head of CoverMore and global head of corporate life and pensions, is retiring next month. As for De Nilo’s replacement, the search is already underway.

“Zurich Resilience Solutions is a key pillar for delivering on our strategic priorities,” commented Signorelli. “I am delighted that Dirk has taken on this important role in commercial insurance. His industry and leadership experience, as well as his passion for customer focus, make him well positioned to lead the business and drive its growth and success.

“In this rapidly evolving risk environment, it is more important than ever that we continue to focus on supporting our customers in managing both traditional and emerging risks through prevention and mitigation services that go beyond traditional insurance.”

In addition, she had this to say about Mijer: “Hanno has led Zurich Resilience Solutions since its inception in 2021. During this time, he has successfully positioned the business and has become a real differentiator for us, bringing together our risk engineering expertise. community with a renewed focus on consulting services and sales development.

“On behalf of the entire organization, I would like to sincerely thank Hanna for his incredible energy, passion and exceptional contributions to Zurich.”

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