Skills and experience

Monica Mächler has substantial legal, regulatory and governance expertise in a national and international context. She served as vice-chair of the board of directors of the integrated Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) from 2009 to 2012, after having been the director of the Swiss Federal Office of Private Insurance from 2007 to 2008. From 2010 to 2012, Ms. Mächler chaired the Technical Committee of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS). She assumed the roles of Group General Counsel and Head of the Board Secretariat of Zurich Insurance Group from 1999 to 2006 and was appointed a member of the Group Management Board in 2001 after joining in 1990. During the years 1985 to 1990 she was in private practice specializing in banking and business law. Ms. Mächler has been a member of several Swiss federal expert commissions on regulatory projects and regularly speaks, lectures and publishes on matters related to international business law and regulation, and their impact. From May 2012 until May 2018 she was a member of the supervisory board of directors of Deutsche Börse AG. She has been a member of the boards of Zurich Insurance Group Ltd and of Zurich Insurance Company Ltd since April 2013.

Committee membership

Governance, Nominations and Sustainability Committee, Audit Committee

Other directorships within the Group

Zurich Insurance Company Ltd

External appointments

Ms. Mächler has been a member of the board of directors of Cembra Money Bank AG since April 2015. She also chairs the advisory board of the International Center for Insurance Regulation at the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main and serves on the boards of the Stiftung für schweizerische Rechtspflege and of the Europa Institut at the University of Zurich.

Educational background

Ms. Mächler earned her J.D. at the University of Zurich’s Law School and complemented her studies by attending programs on UK, U.S. and private international law. She is admitted to the bar of the Canton of Zurich.


CV Monica Mächler, English

Monica Mächler - JPG (2500 x 1250 px)