28/02/2024 12:26 PM


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Zurich hires new group chief data officer

Before joining PwC, Kasahara held various senior leadership roles at IBM, including general manager of IBM iX in Europe and general manager of analytics and strategy consulting in Europe. During his 14 years at IBM, he successfully launched two business units to optimise data analytics capabilities and integrated three acquired companies.

In his new role, Kasahara will oversee all aspects of data management to help drive Zurich’s digital transformation.

Specifically, Kasahara will lead global data management and governance, develop new data analytics capabilities and products, expand Zurich’s machine learning competencies, and ensure delivery against its data for good commitment. He will be based in Zurich, Switzerland, and will report to Ericson Chan, the group chief information and digital officer.

“Peter is an accomplished and highly experienced data intelligence and digitalisation professional, and I am excited to welcome him to the company,” said Chan. “As we advance our customer-focused strategy, we are increasingly putting our customer’s data and insights to work in a responsible, transparent, and ethical manner to improve customer experience. Peter’s appointment is another step towards our goal of taking a leadership position in building trust in how global companies use data and technology for good.”

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