Zurich Insurance's chief financial officer, Pierre Wauthier, was found dead at his home Monday, the company announced in a release.
The police are investigating the exact circumstances of his death. No further details have been disclosed out of consideration for his family, Zurich said in the release.
"The board of directors, group executive committee and all of our colleagues are deeply saddened and pass on our condolences to the family and relatives," said Zurich CEO Martin Senn.
Wauthier, who had been CFO since 2011, joined the company in 1996 after holding several senior positions at JPMorgan Chase. In the release, Zurich said Controller Vibhu Sharma will serve as interim CFO.
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