Skills and experience
Mike Foley is Chief Executive Officer for Zurich North America and is a member of the Zurich Executive Committee. He joined Zurich in 2006 as Chief Operating Officer for the North America Commercial business. In January 2008, he was appointed CEO for North America Commercial and became a member of the Group Executive Committee. He has also served as the Regional Chairman of the Americas and North America and is Chairman of the Board of Zurich Holding Company of America, Inc. Foley began his professional career in 1984 when he joined the financial management training program of Armtek Corporation in New Haven, Connecticut. After graduating from Kellogg in 1989, he joined the Deerpath Group in Lake Forest, Illinois, as an associate. He later became vice president, where he was responsible for managing a portfolio of equity investments in various acquired businesses. In 1993, he joined Electrocal, Inc. in Connecticut as president, and in 1996 he joined McKinsey & Company in Chicago, Illinois, where he later became a principal and led its North American property/casualty insurance practice.
Foley is a member of the Board of the American Insurance Association.
Foley holds a bachelor’s degree from Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut, and a master’s degree from the JL Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.