Dalynn Hoch Named Chief Financial Officer for Zurich in North America


Schaumburg, IL (WorkersCompensation.com) -  – Zurich in North America (ZNA) announced today that Dalynn Hoch has been named its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Hoch succeeds Vibhu Sharma who has been appointed to the position of Group Controller at Zurich's Headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. Sharma succeeds Malcolm Gilbert who will retire in 2013.

“Dalynn brings a strong track record to this important role,” said Mike Foley, Zurich's Regional Chairman of North America and CEO North America Commercial. “Since July, 2011 she has been on an international assignment that focused on multiple transformation projects with Finance teams around the globe that delivered an executable transformation plan.”

Hoch joined Zurich in 2009 as head of the North American Commercial's Finance Planning & Performance Management (PPM) team and was also a member of the ZNA Finance leadership team. Before her international assignment, Hoch was charged with designing and building the PPM competency for the Finance Center of Excellence and continuing the development of tools and dashboards that strengthened analytic capabilities.

Prior to joining Zurich, Hoch was a partner at KPMG, working for the international accounting firm for 15 years. She has a degree in international business and accounting from Northwestern College in Saint Paul, Minn.

About Zurich
Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) is a leading multi-line insurance provider with a global network of subsidiaries and offices in Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East as well as other markets. It offers a wide range of general insurance and life insurance products and services for individuals, small businesses, mid-sized and large companies as well as multinational corporations. Zurich employs about 60,000 people serving customers in more than 170 countries. The Group, formerly known as Zurich Financial Services Group, is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1872. The holding company, Zurich Insurance Group Ltd (ZURN), is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and has a level I American Depositary Receipt program which is traded over-the-counter on OTCQX. Further information about Zurich is available at www.zurich.com.

In North America, Zurich is a leading commercial property-casualty insurance provider serving the global corporate, large corporate, middle market, specialties and programs sectors. Life insurance offered in the United States is issued by Zurich American Life Insurance Company, an Illinois domestic life insurance company. For more information about the products and services it offers and people Zurich employs around the world, go to http://www.zurichna.com/zna/aboutzurich/zna-home.htm. 2012 marks Zurich's 100 year anniversary of insuring America and the success of its customers, shareholders and employees. Further information about Zurich's 100 year anniversary of insuring America is available at http://www.zurichna.com/100.

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