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Elena Rasa

Chief Underwriting Officer at Zurich


Elena is currently the Chief Underwriting Officer for Zurich Italy, looking after Actuarial, Underwriting and Product development. She is responsible for Commercial insurance, Retail all lines and Direct business.

Elena joined the Generali Group in 2013 as Head of Global P&C, responsible for Pricing and Underwriting activities in Retail and SME business but she has just moved to a new role as Chief Data Officer.

Elena has over 20 years’ experience in the insurance sector, working with the best in the industry and all across the globe. Her exposure goes from Japan to Brazil, from Germany to Argentina, from UK to Australia and many other outlandish places in the world.

From 2009 to 2012, Elena has been Deputy Head of Pricing and Underwriting for the Allianz Group, based in Munich. Within this capacity, she was also the Head of Technical area in Genialloyd (the direct company of Allianz Italy), where she had the opportunity to widen her multi-channel experience and to apply real-time pricing to face competition.

Her international exposure can be considered almost complete with three years (from 2006 to 2009) in the Zurich Insurance Company, Italy, where she was the Chief Actuary under the CUO responsibility.       

However, she started her career in 1994 in RAS in Milan and London (Cornhill Insurance) and moved four years later in Tillinghast- Towers Perrin, where she spent 10 years, gaining a very wide exposure to the dynamics of the Italian market.

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