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Colleen Zitt

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Chief Risk Officer
Zurich North America

Skills and experience

Colleen Zitt is Zurich’s Chief Risk Officer for North America. She is responsible for leading all aspects of our North America Risk function. This includes ensuring that Groupwide governance and risk management responsibilities are met, developing and implementing risk policies and monitoring adherence, sponsoring projects that contribute to the delivery of global initiatives and taking accountability for meeting North America regulatory requirements. She is also responsible for promoting risk awareness throughout the organization.

Zitt joined Zurich in 1993 as a Senior Reinsurance Accounting Analyst and has held several senior-level positions within North America Finance & Actuarial supporting multiple businesses. Her most recent position was Zurich North America Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller. Prior to joining Zurich, she worked for a Reinsurance Intermediary and a Commercial Insurance carrier focusing on reinsurance matters at both companies.

External appointments

Zitt serves as an executive sponsor to the Zurich North America March of Dimes Charitable fundraising committee.

Educational background

Zitt graduated from Northern Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in finance and a minor in economics. She also completed CPCU levels 8 and 9 as well as several management and leadership programs.


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