Axel P. Lehmann

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"Axel P. Lehmann was elected to the BoD at the 2009 AGM and has been a member of the Governance and Nominating Committee since 2011 and the Risk Committee since 2009. He is a member of the Group Executive Committee of Zurich Financial Services (Zurich) and has been Group Chief Risk Officer since January 2008 and Regional Chairman Europe since October 2011. In July 2011 he was appointed as Chairman of the Board of Farmers Group, Inc., and was responsible for Group IT from 2008 until 2010. In September 2004, Mr. Lehmann was appointed CEO of Zurich American Insurance Company and the North America Commercial business division in Schaumburg, Illinois. He became a member of Zurich’s Group Executive Committee and CEO of its Continental Europe business division in 2002, and subsequently was in charge, in 2004, of integrating it with UK, Ireland and South Africa. In 2001, he took over the responsibility for Northern, Central and Eastern Europe and was appointed CEO of the Zurich Group Germany. In 2000, Mr. Lehmann became a member of the Group Management Board where he was responsible for Group-wide business development functions. Before he joined Zurich in 1996, he was Head of Corporate Planning and Controlling for Swiss Life in Zurich. Mr. Lehmann holds a PhD and a master’s degree in business administration and economics from the University of St. Gallen and he is a graduate of the Wharton Advanced Management Program and an honorary professor of business administration and service management at the University of St. Gallen. He was born on 23 March 1959 and is a Swiss citizen." [1]


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  1. UBS Board, organizational web page, accessed October 6, 2012.