The recently-formed North American Life, Accident and Health unit of Zurich is set to be led by new Head David Fike, an industry stalwart who has been with the global insurer since 2014.
Fike will report to Zurich North America CEO Kristof Terryn.
Reporting to Fike, David Dietz is to continue serving as Head of Zurich Life in North America while Chris Howard will continue as Head of A&H in North America.
Prior to Zurich Fike held a number of international senior positions at AIG, Chubb, Ace, Cigna and Prudential PLC, including C-suite positions in marketing, operations and underwriting.
He joined Zurich Insurance Group as CEO of General Insurance Malaysia before serving as CEO and President Director of Adira-Indonesia.
“We see significant growth opportunities in this important segment of our business, particularly around supplemental health and wellness/wellbeing,” Terryn said.
“David Fike has the experience to develop innovative protection products and services, and this structure will allow us to take those solutions to market from a position of greater strength.”
“I am thrilled to be back in the U.S. to lead our Life, Accident and Health business,” Fike said.
“Bringing these segments together gives us an opportunity to take a fresh look at how we can leverage relationships we’ve built and capitalize on the strength of two balance sheets to differentiate ourselves in the market while having a clear focus on the customer.”