Zurich has appointed Katja Roth Pellanda as new Group General Counsel to lead the legal team (effective 1st October). She joined Zurich from Novartis as Deputy Group General Counsel in April.
She succeeds Yannick Hausmann, who after 12 years in the role has decided to transition to new professional activities. He has accepted to remain engaged with the company as a Senior Advisor to the Group CEO, providing his broad experience on regulatory and governance issues.
The appointment comes amid a company transformation with the launching of a new unit to expand digital services worldwide and create a more intimate connection with its customers and partners. To this purpose the company made key leadership appointments and new Executive Committee members.