New appointments in Zurich's Commercial Insurance Underwriting

31 August 2022 —
Zurich Insurance Group announced the appointments of 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 will be effective as of September 1, 2022.

Stephen Moss joined Zurich in 2017 as Head of Specialties, UK, and has more than 25 years of experience in the insurance industry. As Group Head of Financial Lines and Cyber he will be responsible for Professional Indemnity, D&O, Financial Institutions, Mergers & Acquisitions, Cyber and Legal Indemnities. Throughout his career, Stephen Moss has held various senior underwriting and broking roles, including Casualty Portfolio Underwriting Director, and Underwriting Director for Financial Risks. Stephen Moss will report to Hayley Robinson, Group Chief Underwriting Officer and continue to be based in the UK.

Andreas Schmitt joins Zurich from Munich Re where he successfully built strong cyber capabilities as their Head of Cyber, Asia. In his new role, he 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. Andreas 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. He will report to Stephen Moss and be based in Switzerland.