Cytora welcomes latest board advisor from Zurich Insurance

Thomas Huerlimann brings 30 years of insurance expertise to support customer growth

Today we’re pleased to announce that Thomas Huerlimann has joined Cytora’s board of advisors. Thomas will support our ambitious growth plans, bringing 30 years of experience in banking, reinsurance and insurance to the table. 

Thomas joins our existing advisors, including Kelly Lyles, AXA XL’s former Chief Executive, Client and Country Management, who was appointed in February 2021. 

Thomas spent 15 years at Zurich Insurance, where he most recently served as CEO, Global Corporate. He also held roles at Swiss Re and National Westminster Bank. Today, Thomas serves as a non-executive director at Hiscox, and is an advisor to Drake Star Partners and selected insurance technology companies. He holds an MBA from IMD.

“Today insurers face a dynamic environment, shaped by challenging societal and macroeconomic conditions, combined with customers pushing for digital transformation”, said Thomas Huerlimann. “This is widening the gap between high-performing carriers and laggards, so competitive differentiation is higher on the agenda than ever. Cytora is one of those companies that will change the game for today’s insurer, enabling them to digitise their workflows, accelerate profitable growth and provide a better experience across the insurance value chain to brokers and customers.”

“We’re pleased to strengthen our industry expertise further with Thomas’s appointment,” said Richard Hartley, CEO, Cytora. “We’re bringing a new class of technology to commercial insurance, and Thomas is set to support us in our market and product expansion.” 

To find out more about Thomas and what he believes are the opportunities facing commercial insurers today, read our blog here.