Zurich appoints chief platform officer

Zurich has appointed Frank Verkerk to the new role of group chief platform officer, with the aim of accelerating digital services development.

Mr Verkerk joins the company next month from ABN Amro, where he was chief digital officer.

In his new role, Mr Verkerk will focus on enabling open platforms with third parties for Zurich businesses to quickly develop and integrate next generation insurance-as-a-service solutions.

Mr Verkerk will work closely with Zurich’s Global Business Platforms business unit, under the leadership of Jack Howell, to accelerate development of digital and modular services. He will be based in Zurich, Switzerland, and report to Ericson Chan, group chief information and digital officer.

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