Zurich announced that Dan Riordan has been appointed CEO of its Global Corporate in North America (GCiNA) business. He will be responsible for the direction, management and performance of GCiNA and will play a significant role in the success of both Global Corporate and the wider General Insurance business goals.

Succeeding Mike Kerner who was appointed CEO of General Insurance, Riordan will become a member of the Global Corporate Executive Team effective October 1 and will report to Thomas Huerlimann, CEO, Global Corporate.

Riordan has held a variety of roles since joining Zurich in 1997, including head of the unit developing Zurich's portfolio of Surety, Trade Credit insurance and Political Risk insurance products in North America and internationally and most recently president of North America Commercial's Specialty Products business unit. Riordan is a member of the Management Committee of the Berne Union and a board member of the US-Russia Business Council. He is also a member of the Institute of International Finance, the Institute for International Economics and is on the board of the Surety and Fidelity Association of America.

“Dan brings a great depth of experience to his new role,” said Mike Foley, Zurich’s Regional Chairman, North America and CEO, North America Commercial. “Global Corporate is a very important component of Zurich’s business in North America and we know that he will successfully lead its continued growth in the marketplace.”

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