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Zurich Names New Asia-Pacific CEO

Tom Burroughes

12 August 2016

Switzerland-headquartered , aka Zurich, has appointed Jack Howell to be its chief exe utive officer for the Asia-Pacific region.

Howell, whose appointment takes effect from 1 September, will report to Mario Greco, group CEO, and be based out of Hong Kong, the firm said in a statement yesterday.

Stuart Spencer, who holds the position of regional CEO of Zurich in Asia-Pacific on an interim basis, will remain in the region and work with Howell, the firm said in a statement.

Previoiusly, Howell worked at Generali, where he held the role of regional officer for Asia since early 2015. He has more than 20 years of experience in Asia's insurance sector, holding CEO positions in the Philippines, Vietnam and Indonesia at AIG and Prudential.

Jack Howell, a US national, is a graduate of the Tufts University in Quantitative Economics, and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business.