Rolf Hüppi – Founder, Chairman & CEO
Rolf Hüppi joined Zurich Insurance Group in 1963 and held numerous leadership positions during his career, across India, the United States, and Switzerland, building Zurich’s global business, and culminating in his appointment to CEO and Chairman of the Group in 1991 and 1995 respectively. He initiated the formation of ParaLife in 2006.
Margrit Schmid – COO ParaLife
Before joining ParaLife Margrit has spent more than 20 years in the international conventional insurance market where she held various senior executive positions latest at Swiss Life as head of Corporate Clients and the Swiss Life Network. She is a qualified actuary and member of the Swiss Association of Actuaries. She holds a MSc in Mathematics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich and completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.
Jon Bardola – Chief Financial Officer
Jon held various senior executive positions at Union Reinsurance, Zurich Insurance and Tillinghast (today Willis Towers Watson). Today, he supports various companies on a consultancy basis. He is a qualified actuary and member of the Swiss Association of Actuaries (SAA). He holds a MSc in Mathematics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich.
Walter Letsch – Chief Actuary
Walter has worked for Zurich Insurance Group in managerial and actuarial functions in Switzerland, the Americas and Asia-Pacific. He is a qualified actuary and member of the Swiss Association of Actuaries (SAA and IAA). He holds a MSc from the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich and a MA and PhD from the University of Zurich.
Johanna Contreras – CEO ParaLife Colombia
Before joining ParaLife, Johanna worked in sales & marketing with market responsibility, at La Equidad Seguros and Compania Suramericana de Seguros.
She has studied business administration and holds a degree from the Universidad Externado de Colombia, Bogota.
Gabriel Monterrubio – Co-Founder, Chairman ParaLife Mexico
While working in the insurance industry, at Grupo SEP, as a Mexican insurance broker, and as a Principal Internacional, Gabriel has dedicated time to various roles as member of Boards, Trusts or Associations, mainly in the insurance and investment industry of Mexico. He holds a degree in International Relations from the Universidad Iberoamericana.
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Margrit Schmid – COO ParaLife Group
Ben Song – CEO ParaLife China
Ben earned his MBA degree from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University and has dedicated his career to consumer financial services and insurance in China. In 2007, he founded LZ Assist that provides medical and general insurance management services and manages extensive warranty related maintenance and service networks as well as medical-services networks.