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Kathleen Savio

Kathleen Savio

Chief Executive Officer
Zurich North America

Skills and experience

Kathleen Savio has more than 25 years of experience working across several disciplines at Zurich. She became a member of the Executive Committee in October 2017 upon her appointment to the position of Chief Executive Officer-Designate for Zurich North America. Ms. Savio assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer for that business in January 2018. From 2012 through 2017, she served as the Head of Alternative Markets for Zurich North America, which delivers products and services to customers through multiple distribution channels, including direct, program administrators, crop agents, captive consultants and brokers. Prior to that appointment, she held the position of Chief Administrative Officer for North America Commercial. Before assuming that role, she led Corporate and Marketing and Communications for North America Commercial, as well as Strategic Initiatives for Marketing and Distribution. She also has held roles in product underwriting and corporate marketing and within key business units. She joined Zurich in 1991.

External appointments

Ms. Savio is a board member for the American Insurance Association and the St. John’s School of Risk Management. Ms. Savio is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Z Zurich Foundation and a member of The Chicago Network, an organization of Chicago’s leading professional women.

Educational background

Ms. Savio earned a master's degree in communication and a bachelor's degree in speech communication from Illinois State University. She is also a graduate of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program and has participated in executive management programs at Northwestern University's Kellogg School.