Mario GrecoGroup Chief Executive Officer
Zurich Insurance Group
Honorary Dinner Chairperson
Larry FinkChairman and Chief Executive Officer
Tuesday, January 23, 2024New York Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036
6 p.m. Cocktail Reception | 7:30 p.m. Dinner
Hosted by the Maurice R. Greenberg School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science (GSRM) and established in 1995, the “Insurance Leader of the Year Award” has annually recognized the contributions of outstanding individuals whose leadership in the worldwide insurance and financial services industry set them apart from their peers. Proceeds of this event directly support GSRM programs and students.
The Award Selection Committee is chaired by Ellen Thrower, Ph.D., Professor Emerita and Retired Executive Director, St. John's University’s GSRM, and includes Robert P. Hartwig, Ph.D., Clinical Associate Professor of Finance and Director – Risk and Uncertainty Management Center, Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina; Kevin H. Kelley, Chairman, IQUW Holdings; Joseph Mauriello, Retired Deputy Chairman and COO of KPMG LLP; Michael J. Morrissey, Chairman of the Board, Protective Life Corporation; Cynthia R. Shoss, Partner, former Co-Chair of Global Board and former Co-Head of Global Insurance Group, Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP; and Patrick J. Shouvlin, Retired Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
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Mario Greco joined Zurich in March 2016 as Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and member of the Executive Committee. Mr. Greco began his professional career in management and consulting, working in McKinsey & Company’s Milan, Italy, office from 1986 until 1994, where he became a partner in 1992 and subsequently a partner leader in the insurance segment.
In 1995, he joined RAS (Allianz Group) in Milan as head of the claims division. He became general manager in charge of the insurance business the following year. In 1998, he was appointed managing director and in 2000, he became the company’s CEO.
At the end of 2004, Mr. Greco joined Allianz AG’s executive board, with responsibility for France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and Turkey. In April 2005, he joined the Sanpaolo IMI Group in Milan as CEO of EurizonVita, and in October 2005, he was appointed CEO of Eurizon Financial Group. From 2007 to 2012, he served at Zurich, first as CEO Global Life, and from 2010 as CEO General Insurance. In 2012, he was appointed CEO of Generali.
Mr. Greco is a member of the International Advisory Council of Bocconi University; a member of the executive faculty of the University of St.Gallen; a member of the Advisory Board of the Executive M.B.A. program of the ETH and the University of St.Gallen; and an Advisory Board member of the Department of Economics at the University of Zurich.
Mr. Greco holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Rome and a master’s degree in international economics and monetary theory from Rochester University.
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