Zurich Insurance Group named a new Group Chief Strategy Officer, promoting from within. Paolo Mantero, currently Chief Financial Officer Commercial Insurance, will take on the job effective Jan. 1, 2022. He’ll report to Mario Greco, Group Chief Executive Officer.

Paolo Mantero

In his new role, Mantero will oversee all strategy resources globally and further strengthen coordination and collaboration between group, regional and country offices to help ensure a solid outline and a consistent execution of the strategy.

Mantero, who joined Zurich in 2016 as head of the Group CEO Office, brings strategic depth, financial acumen and business insight to the role, the company said. Meanwhile, Zurich said it will name a successor to Mantero in his Commercial Insurance role “in due course.”

Zurich’s previous Group Chief Strategy Officer was Giovanni Giuliani, who will become Chief Executive Officer of Zurich Italy, reporting to Alison Martin, CEO EMEA & Bank Distribution, pending regulatory approval.

Giuliani has shaped and overseen execution of Zurich’s strategy since 2016, modernizing and simplifying the organization through the launch of numerous innovative initiatives, the company said. With a career spanning 25 years in global business roles, Giuliani brings extensive experience and knowledge to his new role, according to Zurich.

Source: Zurich Insurance

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