Zurich Financial Services has named Vibhu Sharma as the new CFO for its North America commercial business division.

Prior to joining Zurich, Mr Sharma served as the executive vice president and COO for reinsurance broker John Collins Associates. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

Mike Foley, CEO of Zurich North America Commercial, said: Vibhu brings strategic thinking, leadership and staff development qualities to his position, as well as strong business acumen and substantial experience interacting with audit committees and boards of directors. His knowledge will enable our finance unit to build on the momentum that has been created over the past few years.