People: Zurich Insurance Group AG (ZURN.VX)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Tom de Swaan

68 2013 Chairman of the Board

Martin Senn

57 2010 Member of the Executive Committee, Chief Executive Officer

Fred Kindle

55 2013 Vice Chairman of the Board

Robert Dickie

54 2014 Member of the Executive Board, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Technology Officer

Cecilia Reyes

55 2010 Member of the Executive Committee, Chief Investment Officer

Axel Lehmann

55 2011 Chief Risk Officer, Member of the Executive Committee and Regional Chairman of Europe

Yannick Hausmann

47 2012 Member of the Executive Board, Group General Counsel

Vibhu Sharma

Acting Controller

James Quin

Head of Investor Relations & Rating Agencies

Jeffrey Dailey

55 2012 Member of the Executive Board, Chief Executive Officer of Farmers Group, Inc.

Mike Foley

52 2008 Member of the Executive Board, Chief Executive Officer of North America Commercial and Regional Chairman of North America

Michael Kerner

49 2012 Member of the Executive Board, Chief Executive Officer - General Insurance

Geoffrey Riddell

58 2010 Member of the Executive Board, Regional Chairman of Asia-Pacific & Middle East

Kristof Terryn

47 2013 Member of the Executive Board, Chief Executive Officer - Global Life

Alison Carnwath

61 2012 Member of the Board of Directors

Rafael del Pino y Calvo-Sotelo

56 2012 Member of the Board of Directors

Monica Machler-Erne

58 2013 Member of the Board of Directors

Susan Bies

67 2008 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Victor Chu

57 2008 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Thomas Escher

65 2004 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Don Nicolaisen

70 2006 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Rolf Watter

56 2002 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Biographies

Name Description

Tom de Swaan

Dr. Tom de Swaan has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Zurich Insurance Group AG effective September 2013. He is Chairperson of the Governance and Nominations Committee, Member of the Remuneration Committee. Prior to that, he served as Acting Chairman of the Board at Zurich Insurance Group AG effective August 29, 2013. Prior to that, he was Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Zurich Insurance Group AG since April 20, 2006. He is Member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Zurich Insurance plc. He joined De Nederlandsche Bank N.V., in 1972, and, from 1986 until 1998, has served as Member of the Governing Board. In January 1999, he became Member of the Managing Board and Chief Financial Officer of ABN AMRO Bank. He retired from ABN AMRO, on May 1, 2006, but continued as Adviser to the Managing Board until June 2007. Dr. de Swaan is Non-Executive Member of the Board of GlaxoSmithKline Plc and Chairman of its Audit Committee. He is Member of the Supervisory Board of Royal DSM. Since May 10, 2008, he is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Van Lanschot NV. From 1987 to 1988, he has served as Chairman of the Amsterdam Financial Center and, from 1995 to 1997, Chairman of the Banking Supervisory Sub-Committee of the European Monetary Institute. He was also Member of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, from 1991 to 1996, its Chairman, from 1997 to 1998, and Non-Executive Director on the Board of the United Kingdom’s Financial Services Authority from January 2001 until the end of 2006. Dr. de Swaan is also Director of a number of non-profit organizations. Among others, he is Treasurer of the Board of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Netherlands Cancer Institute and the International Franz Liszt Piano Competition. Moreover, he chairs the Advisory Board of the Rotterdam School of Management. Dr. de Swaan graduated from the Universiteit van Amsterdam with a Masters degree in Economics.

Martin Senn

Mr. Martin Senn has been Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Executive Committee of Zurich Insurance Group AG since January 1, 2010. He served as Member of the Executive Committee and Chief Investment Officer since April 1, 2006. He joined the Company in 2006. He is trained Banker and has worked at the former Swiss Bank Corporation, from 1976 to 1994, where his international career steps included Treasurer in Hong Kong and Regional Treasurer for Asia and the Pacific region in Singapore before ultimately managing the company's Tokyo office. In 1994, he moved to Credit Suisse where his executive roles included that of Treasurer for the Head Office and Europe, Chairman and Turnaround Manager of Credit Suisse Group Japan with a mandate to restructure and reposition all legal entities of the Group in Japan. In 2001, he became Member of the Credit Suisse Executive Board and was appointed Head of its Trading and Investment Services Division. From 2003 until 2006, he served as Member of the Corporate Executive Board and as Chief Investment Officer of the Swiss Life Group. He is Member of the Governing Board of Avenir Suisse and Treasurer of the Zurich Association of Economics and serves as Honorary Consul of the Republic of Korea in Zurich, among others. He was previously Member of the Board of Directors of various banks and financial services firms including Nomura Bank (Switzerland) Ltd., Banca del Gottardo, and Castle Alternative Invest Ltd. Mr. Senn received his commercial and banking diploma from the Business School in Basel, Switzerland and graduated from the International Executive Program at INSEAD in Fontainebleau and the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Fred Kindle

Mr. Fred Kindle has been elected Vice Chairman of the Board of Zurich Insurance Group AG in September 2013. He is Member of the Audit Committee, and Member of the Governance and Nominations Committee. He has been Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Zurich Insurance Group AG since April 20, 2006. He graduated from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich with a Masters degree in Engineering. He gained an Masters of Business Administration degree at Northwestern University, Evanston, in the United States. He joined Hilti AG in Liechtenstein, in 1984, as Marketing Projects Manager. From 1988 until 1992, he has served as Associate and Engagement Manager with McKinsey & Company in New York and Zurich. He then joined Sulzer Chemtech AG in Switzerland as Head of the Mass Transfer Department and, in 1996, became Head of the Product Division. In 1999, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Sulzer Industries, one of the two operating groups of Sulzer AG. Two years later he became Chief Executive Officer of Sulzer AG. After joining ABB Ltd. in fall 2004, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of ABB Group worldwide in January 2005, a position he held until February 2008. He then became Partner of CD & R LLP. He serves as Chairman of Exova Ltd and as Director of Rexel SA. He is also on the Board of VZ Holding Ltd and Stadler Rail AG.

Robert Dickie

Mr. Robert Dickie has been appointed as Member of the Executive Board, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Technology Officer of Zurich Insurance Group AG as of March 2014. He will be responsible for Zurich’s shared services, IT, procurement and sourcing as well as operational transformation initiatives. Mr. Dickie joins Zurich from American International Group, Inc. (AIG) where he served as Chief Operations and Systems Officer and was a member of the global leadership team since 2008. Mr. Dickie is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. He holds an MBA from the University of Strathclyde Graduate Business School, Glasgow, Scotland.

Cecilia Reyes

Ms. Cecilia Reyes has been Member of the Executive Committee and Chief Investment Officer of Zurich Insurance Group AG since April 2010. She graduated with a Doctorate in Philosophy degree in Finance from London Business School and an Masters of Business Administration from the University of Hawaii. She worked, from 1990 until 1995, for Credit Suisse in Zurich in various roles in Credit Suisse Asset Management, Global Treasury and Securities Trading. In 1995, she joined ING Barings in London and, in 1997, she became Director and Head of Trading Risk Analytics. After that she moved to Amsterdam, in 2000, as Head of Risk Analytics for ING Asset Management to develop risk management methods for the asset management operation. She joined the Company, in January 2001, as Regional Manager for Group Investments with responsibility for North America, and became Regional Manager for Europe and International Businesses in July 2004. From April 2006 until March 2010, she was Head of Investment Strategy Implementation.

Axel Lehmann

Mr. Axel P. Lehmann has been Chief Risk Officer, Member of the Executive Committee and Regional Chairman of Europe at Zurich Insurance Group AG since October 1, 2011. He was Group Chief Risk and Technology Officer at the Company from January 1, 2008. Previously, he served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Zurich North America Commercial of Zurich. In 1996, he joined Zurich as Member of the Executive Management team of Zurich Switzerland and subsequently held various executive management and corporate development positions within Zurich Switzerland. He became Member of the Group Management Board responsible for Group wide business development functions in November 2000. In October 2001 he took over responsibility for the former Northern Europe region and subsequently was appointed CEO of the Zurich Group Germany. He was promoted to Member of the Group Executive Committee and CEO of the Continental Europe Business Division in March 2002. In 2004, he was in charge of the consolidation of the former Business Divisions Continental Europe and UKISA (United Kingdom, Ireland and Southern Africa) and as of March assumed responsibility for the creation of the integrated General Insurance Europe Division. From 1985, he has worked as Project Manager and Research Associate at the Institute for Insurance Economics at the Universitaet St. Gallen. In 1989, he was appointed Lecturer in Business Administration and, in 1990, Vice President and Head of Consulting and Management Development at the Institute for Insurance Economics and the European Center. In 1994/95, he served as Visiting Professor at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. He subsequently assumed the position of Head of Corporate Planning and Corporate Controlling at Swiss Life in Zurich. Mr. Lehmann is Honorary Professor and Senior Lecturer for business administration and service management at Universitaet St. Gallen in Switzerland. He is also Member of the Board of Directors of UBS and Vice Chairman of the Chief Risk Officer Forum.

Yannick Hausmann

Mr. Yannick Hausmann serves as Member of the Executive Board, Group General Counsel of Zurich Insurance Group AG since July 2012. He started his career in 1995 at a law firm in Basel. From 1998 to 2000, he was Associate in the tax and legal department of Arthur Andersen AG and Andersen Legal in Zurich. He was a member of the Legal and Compliance Group of the Swiss Insurance Association for several years. Mr. Hausmann joined the Zurich Corporate Center Litigation and Investigation Team in 2000. He has held his current position since December 2009 and was promoted to be a member of the Group Executive Committee in July 2012. He oversees the Legal, Compliance and GAIA (Government and Industry Affairs) functions worldwide across the Zurich Group as well as the Board Secretariat. Since 2009, Mr. Hausmann has been a member of the Legal Committees of the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce and of economiesuisse. In 2011, he joined the Board of Trustees of the Museum Haus Konstruktiv in Zurich. Mr. Hausmann received a doctorate in Law from the University of Basel in 1995 and was admitted to the bar in Switzerland (Canton of Basel) in 1997. He earned a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the New York University School of Law in 2003 and attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 2012.

Vibhu Sharma

James Quin

Jeffrey Dailey

Mr. Jeffrey J. (Jeff) Dailey serves as Member of the Executive Board, Chief Executive Officer of Farmers Group, Inc. at Zurich Insurance Group AG. He has experience within the insurance industry. In 1980, he began his career with Mutual Service Insurance Company and also worked for Progressive Insurance Company. He went on to form Reliant Insurance Company, an auto insurance start-up owned by Reliance Group Holdings, which was sold to Bristol West Holdings Inc. in 2001. From 2001 until 2004, Mr. Dailey was COO of Bristol West and, in 2004, he was named President of Bristol West, following the firm’s IPO on the New York Stock Exchange. In 2006, he became CEO of Bristol West. Mr. Dailey joined Farmers in 2007 as President of Personal Lines for Farmers when Farmers acquired Bristol West where he served as Bristol West CEO. In January 2011, he was promoted to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Farmers Group, Inc. He became a member of the Board of Farmers Group, Inc. in February 2011. Mr. Dailey was appointed to his current role of CEO of Farmers Group, Inc. and became a member of the Group Executive Committee in January 2012. Mr. Dailey graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a bachelor’s degree in Economics and has an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Mike Foley

Mr. Mike Foley has been Member of the Executive Board, Chief Executive Officer of North America Commercial and Regional Chairman of North America at Zurich Insurance Group AG since January 1, 2008. He joined the Company from McKinsey & Company, where he led the firm's North American Property and Casualty Insurance practice. He holds a Masters degree from The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University 1989, and a Bachelors degree from Fairfield University 1984. Mr. Foley is a member of the Board of the American Insurance Association.

Michael Kerner

Mr. Michael Kerner serves as Member of the Executive Board, Chief Executive Officer - General Insurance of Zurich Insurance Group AG since September 2012. He joined Zurich in 1992 from the Continental Insurance Company and since then he has held a number of senior executive positions. These include Chief Operations Officer for Zurich North America Specialties and Head of Ceded Reinsurance for Zurich North America from 2002 to 2005. From January 2006 to June 2007, he served as the Global Head of Group Reinsurance and between 2007 and 2009, Mr. Kerner was Global Chief Underwriting Officer for General Insurance and Head of Group Strategy in Zurich. Prior to his current role, he was Chief Executive Officer for Zurich Global Corporate in North America. He became a member of the General Executive Committee and CEO General Insurance in September 2012. Mr. Kerner holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Economics from the State University of New York at Binghamton. Mr. Kerner is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.

Geoffrey Riddell

Mr. Geoffrey (Geoff) Riddell has been Member of the Executive Board, Regional Chairman of Asia-Pacific & Middle East at Zurich Insurance Group AG since July 2010. He has served as Chairman of Global Corporate and Head of Asia-Pacific and Middle East from January 1, 2009 till July 2010. He joined Zurich, in May 2000, initially as Managing Director of Zurich Commercial in the United Kingdom, and then became Managing Director of the United Kingdom Corporate and Government businesses. In November 2002, he was appointed CEO of General Insurance in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Southern Africa. Mr. Riddell assumed his current position in April 2004, and was promoted to Member of the Group Executive Committee in October 2004. Mr. Riddell began his professional career as Accountant with Pricewaterhouse-Coopers. His subsequent career included an 18 year stint with AIG, during which time he worked within corporate business, reinsurance and personal lines as well as finance, Information Technology, strategic planning and administration. He was responsible for the national management of AIG's Belgian, French and Hong Kong businesses. While in Hong Kong, he was responsible for setting up the first foreign general insurance company in China. Mr. Riddell holds a natural sciences (chemistry) degree from Oxford University and is a Chartered Accountant. Until late 2009, he has served as Member of the Foundation Board of IMD in Lausanne, the City EU Advisory Committee and the Lord Mayor of London’s Advisory Committee. He is Member of the Confederation of British Industry’s Chairmen’s Committee and chairs the CBI Financial Services Council.

Kristof Terryn

Mr. Kristof Terryn is Member of the Executive Board, Chief Executive Officer - Global Life of Zurich Insurance Group AG since August 14, 2013. He began his career in 1993 in the banking industry, where he worked in capital markets. In 1997, he joined McKinsey & Company where he held various positions within the financial services practice in Brussels and Chicago. He joined Zurich in 2004 as Head of Planning and Performance Management. In 2007, he became Chief Operating Officer for the Global Corporate business division and in 2009 was named Chief Operating Officer for General Insurance. Mr. Terryn became a member of the Group Executive Committee in 2010 upon his appointment to Group Head of Operations. He assumed his current role as CEO Global Life in August 2013. Mr. Terryn holds a law degree and a degree in economics from the University of Leuven, Belgium, as well as an MBA from the University of Michigan.

Alison Carnwath

Dame Alison J. Carnwath serves as Member of the Board of Directors of Zurich Insurance Group AG. She is Member of the Risk Committee and the Remuneration Committee at the Company. She has substantial financial industry experience. She began her career with Peat Marwick Mitchell, now KPMG, in 1975 to 1980 and practiced as a chartered accountant. From 1980 to 1982, she worked as a corporate financier for Lloyds Bank International. From 1982 to 1993, she was Assistant Director, then Director at J. Henry Schroder Wagg & Co in London and New York. From 1993 to 1997, Ms. Carnwath was a Senior Partner at the financial advisory firm Phoenix Partnership. The firm was taken over by Donaldson Lufkin Jenrette (DLJ) in late 1997; Ms. Carnwath continued working for DLJ until 2000. Ms. Carnwath has held several board offices. From 2000 to 2005, she was the Chairman of the board of Vitec Group plc, from 2001 to 2006 a director of Welsh Water, from 2004 to 2007 of Friends Provident plc, from 2004 to 2007 of Gallaher Group and from 2007 to 2010, she was the independent Chairman of MF Global Inc. Further, she also served on the board of directors of Barclays from 2010 to 2012. She has been a member of the Boards of Zurich Insurance Group Ltd and Zurich Insurance Company Ltd since March 2012. Ms. Carnwath has been a Senior Advisor of Evercore Partners since 2011 and an independent Chairman of ISIS Equity Partners LLP since 2000. She has been a Chairman of the Board of Land Securities Group plc since 2008 and a member of the board of Man Group plc since 2001 and PACCAR Inc. since 2005. Ms. Carnwath graduated in economics and German from the University of Reading. She is member of The Risk Committee.

Rafael del Pino y Calvo-Sotelo

Mr. Rafael del Pino y Calvo-Sotelo serves as Member of the Board of Directors of Zurich Insurance Group AG since March 2012. He is Member of the Governance and Nominations Committee and of the Remuneration Committee at the Company. He possesses more than 30 years of international management experience. He began his career with Ferrovial before becoming a consultant with Boston Consulting Group in Paris and returned in 1986. From 1992 to 1999, he was CEO of Grupo Ferrovial and in 1999, he was appointed executive vice-chairman. In 2000, he assumed the position of executive chairman and managing director of Ferrovial S.A. During his career at Ferrovial he has transformed the company from a mostly domestic construction company to a provider of infrastructure services around the world. In addition, he was a member of the board of Banesto (Banco Español de Crédito S.A.) from 2003 to 2012. He has been a member of the Boards of Zurich Insurance Group Ltd and Zurich Insurance Company Ltd since March 2012. He has been a member of the International Advisory Board of Blackstone since 2007. He also maintains contact with the academic world through membership on the MIT Corporation, the International Advisory Board of IESE and the European Advisory Board of Harvard Business School. He graduated in civil engineering from the Universidad Politecnica Madrid and obtained an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management.

Monica Machler-Erne

Ms. Monica Machler-Erne serves as Member of the Board of Directors of Zurich Insurance Group AG since April 2013. She is Member of the Governance and Nominations Committee and the Risk Committee. She served as Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors to the integrated Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) from 2009 to 2012, after having been the Director of the Swiss Federal Office of Private Insurance from 2007 to 2008. Joining Zurich Insurance Group in 1990, she assumed the roles of Group General Counsel and Head of the Board Secretariat from 1999 to 2006 and was appointed a member of the Group Management Board in 2001. During the years 1985 to 1990 she was in private practice specializing in banking and business law. From 2010 to 2012, Ms. Machler-Erne chaired the Technical Committee of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS). She has been a member of several Swiss federal expert commissions on regulatory projects and is regularly speaking, lecturing as well as publishing on international business law and regulation and their impact. She has been a member of the Boards of Zurich Insurance Group Ltd and of Zurich Insurance Company Ltd since April 2013. Ms. Machler-Erne has been a member of the Supervisory Board of Directors of Deutsche Börse AG since May 2012. She earned her J.D. at the University of Zurich’s Law School and attended programs on UK, U.S. and private international law. She is admitted to the bar of the Canton of Zurich. She is Member of The Risk Committee.

Susan Bies

Ms. Susan S. Bies has been Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Zurich Insurance Group AG since April 3, 2008. She is Chairperson of the Risk Committee, and Member of the Audit Committee at the Company. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the State University College at Buffalo, New York, and with a Master of Arts degree from Northwestern University, Evanston, where she later gained a Doctorate in Philosophy degree. She began her career, in 1970, as Regional and Banking Structure Economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, and two years later became Assistant Professor of Economics at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. In 1977 she moved to Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee in a similar role and, in 1979, joined First Tennessee National Corporation in Memphis, where she remained until 2001. In 1984, she became Chief Financial Officer and Chairman of the Asset/Liability Committee. In 1995, she became Executive Vice President of Risk Management, and Auditor and Chairman of the Executive Risk Management Committee, as well as continuing her duties with the Asset/Liability Committee. From 2001 until 2007, she has served as Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. From 1996 till 2001, she has served as Member of the Emerging Issues Task Force of the Financial Accounting Standards Board. From 2007 to 2008, she has served as Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Advisory Committee on improving financial reporting, and Chairman of its substantive complexity sub-committee. In June 2009, she became Member of the Board of Directors of The Bank of America Corporation. She has been appointed Member of the Board of Directors and Member of the Audit Committee of Zurich Holding Company of America (ZHCA) on October 19, 2009. She is Member of the Risk Committee and Chairperson of Audit Committee at the Company.

Victor Chu

Mr. Victor L.L. Chu has been Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Zurich Insurance Group AG since April 3, 2008. He is Member of the Governance and Nominations Committee. He graduated with a Bachelor of Legal Letters from the University College London in 1979. Since 1982, he has practiced in the field of corporate, commercial and securities laws, with special emphasis on China and regional investment transactions. From 1995 to 2000, he was Deputy Secretary-General of the International Bar Association. Since 1988, he has served as Chairman of First Eastern Investment Group. Over the past 20 years he has served at various times as Director and Council Member of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Member of the Hong Kong Takeovers and Mergers Panel, Member of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission's Advisory Committee and Part-Time Member of the Hong Kong Government's Central Policy Unit. He is currently Foundation Board Member of the World Economic Forum and co-chairs the Forum's International Business Council. He is also Executive Board Member of the International Chamber of Commerce's Commission on Financial Services and Insurance and Vice Chairman of Asia House in London. He is Trustee of International Business Leaders Forum and the WWF in Hong Kong. He is Member of the Dean's Council of the Kennedy School at Harvard and Member of the Mayor of London's International Business Advisory Council. Mr. Chu's other civic associations include service on the Advisory Bodies of International Crisis Group, Chatham House, the Beijing Music Festival Foundation and the Atlantic Council of the United States of America. He is admitted to practice law in England and Hong Kong. He is Member of the Governance and Nominations Committee at the Company. He is also Chairman of First Eastern Investment Bank Limited and FE Securities Limited.

Thomas Escher

Mr. Thomas Konrad Escher has been Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Zurich Insurance Group AG since April 2004. He is Chairperson of the Remuneration Committee, and Member of the Governance and Nominations Committee at the Company. He graduated in Electrical Engineering and in Business Administration from the Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule. In 1974, he joined IBM Corporation as Marketing Representative in New York. In 1985, he became Director of IBM Europe S.A. in Paris. In 1990, he took over as General Manager of IBM Distribution and Support S.A. in Paris and Rome. In 1992, he became Director of Management Consulting and Chief Information Officer of IBM Switzerland and, in 1995, General Manager of IBM International Center for Asset Management in Zug. From 1996 until 1998, he has served as Member of the Executive Management of Swiss Bank Corporation responsible for several regions in Switzerland and for information technology. Since the merger of Swiss Bank Corporation and Union Bank of Switzerland to form UBS AG, in 1998, he headed the business area Information Technology of the management and business banking division through mid-2005 as Member of the Group Managing Board. As of July 1, 2005, he assumed the function of Vice Chairman management of UBS AG. He is Member of the Board of Greater Zurich Area Foundation.

Don Nicolaisen

Mr. Don Nicolaisen has been Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Zurich Insurance Group AG since April 20, 2006. He is Chairman of the Audit Committee and Member of the Risk Committee at the Company. He joined Price Waterhouse (which subsequently became Price Waterhouse Coopers), where he was admitted to partnership in 1978. He served in various capacities, including as auditor and as Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers' financial services practice. He led that company's national office for accounting and Securities and Exchange Commission services and served on both the United States and global boards. In September 2003, he was appointed Chief Accountant of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and was Principal Adviser to the Commission on accounting and auditing matters. He is Member of the Board of Directors of Verizon Communications Inc., MGIC Investment Corporation and of Morgan Stanley. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He is on the Board of Advisors for the University of Southern California Leventhal School of Accounting.

Rolf Watter

Dr. Rolf Urs Watter has been Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Zurich Insurance Group AG since May 2002. He is Member of the Audit Committee in the Company. Since 1994, he has been Partner in Baer & Karrer and has served as Member of its Executive Board, from 2000, and Executive Director upon the incorporation of Baer & Karrer AG in 2007 until September 2009. He is Non-Executive Director of Nobel Biocare Holding AG, since 2007, of Syngenta AG, since 2000, UBS Alternative Portfolio AG, since 2000, and A.W. Faber-Castell (Holding) AG since 1997. He has served as Non-Executive Chairman of Cablecom Holding AG, from 2004 till 2008, and Non-Executive Director of Centerpulse AG, from 2002 till 2003, of Forbo Holding AG, from 1999 till 2005, and of Feldschloesschen Getraenke AG from 2001 till 2004. In addition, he is Member of the SIX Admission Board and of its Disclosure Commission of Experts. He also serves as Chairman of two charity institutions. He graduated from the University of Zurich (Universitaet Zuerich) with a Doctorate in Law and holds a Masters degree in Law from Georgetown University in the United States. He is admitted to the bar of the Canton of Zurich. He also teaches as a part-time professor at the University of Zurich's Law School.
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