IVO FURRER | Born 1957, Swiss national

Chief Executive Officer Switzerland (CEO Switzerland)

Ivo Furrer graduated in law from the universities of Zurich and Fribourg and earned his PhD with a thesis on employee benefits. He joined Winterthur Life in 1982, initially working in group insurance marketing and later assuming various project management roles relating to strategy development and expansion of Winterthur’s international insurance business in Europe, Canada and the USA. In 1992 he relocated to the USA, where he worked in underwriting. From 1994 to 1997 he held a number of management positions at Winterthur International in London before being appointed Chief Underwriting Officer of this business area. In 1999 he moved to Credit Suisse Group, where he developed and implemented an internet bank in Luxembourg and was subsequently appointed Head of e-Investment Services Europe.

Ivo Furrer began working for Zurich Financial Services in 2002, initially in Germany as head of the international key account business, and in 2005 as a Member of the Global Corporate Executive Committee with responsibility for the development of key account and distribution management at a global level. In 2007 he was appointed CEO Life Switzerland and Member of the Global Life Executive Committee of Zurich Financial Services.

On 1 September 2008 the Board of Directors appointed Ivo Furrer a Member of the Corporate Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer (CEO Switzerland) of the Swiss Life Group.

Ivo Furrer