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Zurich Canada names new Head of Property

Toronto, Canada, March 11, 2019

Yvonne Steiner has been named Head of Property for Zurich Canada.

Steiner will be a member of the Zurich Canada Executive Team and will report to Zurich Canada CEO Saad Mered. Her first day at Zurich will be April 15.

Steiner will be responsible for leading the management of a diverse set of first-party insurance portfolios, driving profitable underwriting results, developing a customer-led mindset, leading innovation and proposition evolution, and creating sustainable talent management strategies for Zurich Canada’s Property unit. She will lead a team of market-facing underwriters in commercial property, energy, construction and marine. She will also work closely with other Zurich Canada executives to coordinate effective execution of portfolio management, distribution management, risk services and claims management.

Steiner comes to Zurich with nearly 20 years of diverse experience in brokerage operations, risk management and underwriting. She has held positions of increasing responsibilities at Finning International and GCAN Insurance Company (formerly Gerling Global) and Swiss Re. During her 11 years at Swiss Re, Steiner worked in the international market while based in Zurich and led the property and energy team while in Canada. Most recently, she was RSA’s Head of Global Specialty Lines, Canada.

“We are very excited to have a leader of Yvonne’s caliber joining us,” Mered said. “As we continue on our transformation journey, her leadership and proven track record will be instrumental in helping us drive our strategies in the marketplace.”


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