Zurich Names Group Head of Financial Lines and Cyber
Zurich Insurance Group named Stephen Moss as group head of financial lines and cyber, and Andreas Schmitt as group cyber underwriting manager.
Both appointments to the group underwriting function were effective Sept. 1.
Moss will be responsible for professional indemnity, directors and officers, financial institutions, mergers and acquisitions, cyber and legal indemnities. He will continue to be based in the United Kingdom, the company said.
Moss joined Zurich in 2017 as head of specialties, United Kingdom, and has more than 25 years of experience in the insurance industry. Throughout his career, Moss has held various senior underwriting and broking roles, including casualty portfolio underwriting director, and underwriting director for financial risks, according to a company statement.
Moss joined Zurich from Britt Insurance, where he worked for more than 12 years, lastly as underwriting director. He also held roles at HSBC and American International Group Inc., according to his LinkedIn profile.
In his new role, Schmitt will work closely with Zurich's country offices worldwide to ensure a consistent and enhanced cyber underwriting approach and provide product expertise and counsel to optimize underwriting performance. He will be based in Switzerland, according to the company.
Schmitt joins Zurich from Munich Re, where he was head of cyber, Asia. Schmitt has spent his entire career in insurance and reinsurance and brings more than 30 years of underwriting experience to the role, having worked and led diverse teams on all continents, the company said.