Kristof Terryn began his career in 1993 in the banking industry, where he worked in capital markets. In 1997, he joined McKinsey & Company where he held various positions within the financial services practice in Brussels and Chicago. He joined Zurich in 2004 in the Finance department. In 2007 he became Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the Global Corporate business division and in January 2009 was named COO for General Insurance. Mr. Terryn became a member of the Executive Committee in 2010 upon his appointment as Group Head Operations. In September 2013 he was appointed CEO Global Life, and after becoming CEO General Insurance in October 2015, continued to serve as CEO Global Life on an ad interim basis until the end of December 2015. He was appointed Group Chief Operating Officer effective July 2016.
Mr. Terryn holds a law degree and a degree in economics from the University of Leuven, Belgium, as well as an MBA from the University of Michigan.