Saad Mered

Saad Mered

Chief Executive Officer,
Zurich Canada

Skills and experience

Saad Mered is the Chief Executive Officer for Zurich Canada. In this role, he is responsible for leading all aspects of Zurich’s Canadian business. He reports to North America CEO Kathleen Savio.

Prior to this role, Mered served as Group Chief Claims Officer, where he was responsible for leading the Global Claims function, improving claims capabilities and strengthening customer focus. His previous leadership roles at Zurich include Chief Executive Officer for the Middle East and Africa and Chief Executive Officer for the Middle East.

Mered joined Zurich in 2008, bringing more than 24 years of experience in the insurance industry. He began his career at AIG, where he held a number of underwriting leadership and general management roles in the U.S., Europe and Egypt. Immediately prior to joining Zurich, Mered was responsible for overseeing operations and strategic growth initiatives focused on the small business segment, internationally.

Educational background

Mered holds a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley.