Zurich North America names Brian Benjamin to lead Management Solutions Group
Schaumburg, Ill., May 20, 2018
Brian Benjamin, a longtime insurance executive with extensive experience in professional liability lines, has joined Zurich North America as Head of Management Solutions.
Benjamin will be accountable for the direction, management and performance of the Management Solutions Group (MSG) unit, which is part of Specialty Products in North America Commercial Insurance. He will report to Brian Winters, Head of Specialty Products, Zurich North America Commercial Insurance. He will also have global responsibilities for financial lines, reporting to Jim Shea, Zurich Global Head of Commercial Insurance, in this capacity.
“We’re thrilled to have Brian join the Zurich team as head of our Management Solutions Group,” Winters said. “His expertise and leadership will ensure that Zurich continues to inspire confidence in our ability to help customers manage their risk.”
Zurich’s Management Solutions Group provides solutions that help customers mitigate their risk in areas such as management liability, employment practices liability, healthcare, fiduciary and crime. The Specialty Errors and Omissions (E&O) unit is also a part of MSG and includes professional liability E&O, employed lawyers and security and privacy, as well as captive life insurance agents.
Prior to joining Zurich, Benjamin held executive roles with XL Catlin and AIG, most recently serving as Global Head Mergers & Acquisitions Insurance for XL Catlin. He has extensive experience working with brokers and customers, as well as expertise in underwriting strategy and models, product innovation and strategic initiatives in various management and professional liability lines.
Benjamin earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Pennsylvania State University and a Master of International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management in Phoenix.
Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) is a leading multi-line insurer that serves its customers in global and local markets. With about 53,000 employees, it provides a wide range of property and casualty, and life insurance products and services in more than 210 countries and territories. Zurich’s customers include individuals, small businesses, and mid-sized and large companies, as well as multinational corporations. The Group is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1872. The holding company, Zurich Insurance Group Ltd (ZURN), is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and has a level I American Depositary Receipt (ZURVY) program, which is traded over-the-counter on OTCQX. Further information about Zurich is available at www.zurich.com.
In North America, Zurich is a leading commercial property-casualty insurance provider serving the global corporate, large corporate, middle market, specialties and programs sectors through the individual member companies of Zurich in North America, including Zurich American Insurance Company. Life insurance and disability coverage issued in the United States in all states except New York is issued by Zurich American Life Insurance Company, an Illinois domestic life insurance company. In New York, life insurance and disability coverage is issued by Zurich American Life Insurance Company of New York, a New York domestic life insurance company. For more information about the products and services it offers and people Zurich employs around the world go to www.zurichna.com. 2012 marked Zurich's 100 year anniversary of insuring America and the success of its customers, shareholders and employees.