Zurich appoints new chairman for Latin America

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Zurich Financial Services has appointed Antônio Cássio dos Santos as chairman for Latin America, effective April 1, in addition to his current role as CEO for the company's general insurance business in the region, the group said in a release.

Zurich became the foreign insurer with the largest amount of premiums written in the region after a distribution agreement with Banco Santander (NYSE: STD) in 2011, according to the release.

Antônio Cássio joined Zurich last year after serving as CEO for Mapfre Brasil between 2000 and 2011, the company said.

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