Old Mutual Insure appoints new Head for Financial Lines and Casualty

15 June 2017Old Mutual Insure
Christoph Leuzinger.

Christoph Leuzinger.

Short-term insurer, Old Mutual Insure, has announced the appointment of Christoph Leuzinger as Head of Financial Lines & Casualty, effective from 1 June 2017. Leuzinger reports to John Nienaber, Executive of Old Mutual Insure Specialty.

He joins the Old Mutual Insure team from Zurich Insurance South Africa, where he was Executive for the Corporate business division for the last three years. He will be responsible for the profitable build-up of Financial Lines and Casualty and other new products that will diversify the Specialty product suite. He will also support Old Mutual Emerging Markets (OMEM) operations in Sub-Saharan countries in the same capacity.

Prior to his last role with Zurich South Africa, he held various leadership and technical roles within Zurich Group, amongst others as Global Chief Underwriter for Management Liability, having worked in Switzerland, and the UK.

John Nienaber, Executive for Specialty at Old Mutual Insure, expressed confidence and excitement in Leuzinger’s appointment, saying: "Christoph brings a wealth of international insurance and leadership experience. I really look forward to the contributions he will make in complementing our Specialty product suite. I believe he will bring the expertise that we need to provide relevant and complete risk solutions for our customers in South Africa and across Sub-Saharan Africa."


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