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feature deals of the month NatioNale SuiSSe


Hans Künzle has been CEO of the Swiss National Insurance Company Ltd since January 1 2005, having held various high-profile managerial positions across Switzerland and Europe before that. Currently president of the governing board of Swiss National Life AG and European Travel Insurers AG, Hans is a very engaged expert in the insurance business. This month, we catch up with him to talk about Nationale Suisse and its recent deal with Swiss Life.


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Can you please introduce yourself, your position and your background?


I have a Doctor of Law degree and began my career with a brief stint at the county court in Bülach, Switzerland, before entering the service of the Winterthur Insurance Group in 1989. Between 1995 and 2004 I held various senior management roles: Among others, I was CEO of the Winterthur operations in the Czech Republic and I was responsible for the business area Mergers & Acquisitions at Group level. As well as my deep involvement with the governing board of Swiss


National Life and European Travel Insurers, I am also a member of the supervisory board of the Swiss Insurance Association (SVV) and of the foundation for the disabled, MyHandicap.


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Please can you give our readers an overview of your company?


Nationale Suisse is an innovative, international Swiss insurer headquartered in Basel. With more than 125 years of history and experience within the insurance market, the company provides first-rate risk and pension solutions as well as tailored specialty lines products. Expanding beyond its home market in


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Hans Künzle fi MONTHLY MARCH 2011


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