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Zurich North America names head of credit and political risk


Zurich North America, a unit of Zurich Insurance Group Ltd., on Thursday said it has named Jim Thomas as head of credit and political risk.

Mr. Thomas has been serving as the interim manager of the unit since March, the Schaumburg, Illinois-based insurer said in a statement.

He has been with Zurich since 2000 and has served as regional manager of the Americas, where he led the company's structured credit and political risk underwriting in the United States, Canada, and Latin America, according to the statement.

He is based in Washington.