Skills and experience
Peter Hirs is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Zurich North America. In this role, he has responsibility for the Actuarial, Controller, Corporate Tax, Treasury, Planning & Expense Management and Business Analysis & Insights functions. He is a member of the North America Executive Committee, Zurich Group Leadership Team and Group Finance Executive Team.
In his previous role as CFO for Zurich Asia Pacific, Hirs led the transition of a regional finance organization, enhancing the capabilities and improving the performance of the finance function to help support and drive the business. He joined Zurich in 2005 as a Senior Project Manager in Group Mergers & Acquisitions and has held several senior positions across the business, including CFO for Global Corporate North America and CFO for Switzerland. Prior to joining Zurich, he was based in New York and worked in investment banking at Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse First Boston and was a casualty underwriter at Winterthur International.