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Mr Martin Senn
Chief Executive Officer
Zurich Insurance Group

Martin Senn (born 1957, Swiss Citizen) is Chief Executive Officer of Zurich Insurance Group Ltd (Zurich). He joined Zurich as Chief Investment Officer in 2006 and at the same time became a member of the Group Executive Committee. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Group in August 2009, effective January 1, 2010.

Mr. Senn is a 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 joined 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 a member of the Credit Suisse Banking executive board and was appointed head of its Trading and Investment Services Division. From 2003 until 2006 he served as a member of the corporate executive board and as chief investment officer of the Swiss Life Group.

Mr. Senn is a member of the foundation board of Avenir Suisse and treasurer of the Zurich Association of Economics. In addition he serves as the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Korea in Zurich and a member of the board of directors of the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Senn is also a member of the Board of the Geneva Association and of the Institute of International Finance (IIF). Besides that, he is a representative of the Property and Casualty CEO Roundtable, a member of the Pan European Insurance Forum (PEIF) and of the European Financial Services Roundtable (EFR). He was previously a member of the board of directors of various banks and financial services institutions.

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.