Jonathan Charak, ZURICH NORTH AMERICA

Jonathan Charak, ZURICH NORTH AMERICA

Vice president and emerging solutions director
ZURICH NORTH AMERICA
Age: 35

Jonathan Charak has worn many hats during his 14 years with Zurich, from investigating and providing recommendations on how to improve the US crop business, to leading the finance actuary function in Zurich’s Australia office. In 2018, Charak was asked to establish the Zurich North America autonomous vehicle working group and continues to lead this cross-functional group with the ultimate goal of taking a proposition to the market. Earlier this year, he was named a Zurich North America Innovation Champion, one of six representatives charged with participating in exploratory and innovative projects.

Also this year, Charak was appointed vice president and emerging solutions director, a role in which he works closely with Zurich’s line of business heads, business leaders and product developers. Charak is known for thoroughly exploring emerging risks and potential new propositions, providing recommendations to senior leadership and deftly leading working groups to bring products to fruition.