Amanda Blanc resigns from Zurich

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Amanda Blanc is stepping down as chief executive officer for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Zurich just nine months after taking up the role.

Zurich confirmed yesterday that Blanc, who is also a member of the insurer’s executive committee, had tendered her resignation.

Mario Greco, group chief executive officer at Zurich, said: “We appreciate Amanda’s contributions during her time with us, in particular as we drive innovation throughout the business and introduce an enhanced culture of service for our customers. Our business in EMEA is performing well under the strong leadership of our country CEOs.”

Blanc took over as chief executive officer for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Zurich in October 2018.

Last year, she also became the first woman to chair the Association of British Insurers since the trade group started out more than a century ago.

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