Andreas Zdrenyk has been appointed as FINMA's Chief Operating Officer (COO) and will become head of the new Operations division. In his new role, he will also become a member of the FINMA Executive Board, which will then comprise seven members. Mr Zdrenyk will take up his new position in the third quarter of 2011.
By appointing Andreas Zdrenyk, 51, who has proven his ability at various companies in IT, HR, operations and finance, FINMA has gained an internationally experienced expert for the COO position. During his career, Mr Zdrenyk has worked at different companies in leading positions, including Winterthur Insurance, Zurich RE or Converium / SCOR. The last position he held was as CFO / COO at Glacier RE.
As COO at FINMA, Mr Zdrenyk will lead the newly created Operations division, which primarily aims at advancing the supervisory authority's operations development. In particular, focus will be given to strategic HR management as well as work processes and IT. Both areas will prove challenging for FINMA in view of its growth and increased internal and external demands.
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