Putz, who currently serves as head of direct markets and programmes at Zurich, will assume the role currently held by Kathleen Savio, who will become CEO of Zurich’s North America business.
In his new role, Putz will report directly to Savio.
The company’s alternative markets sector is comprised of four units including, direct markets, programmes, group captives and crop.
Savio commented: “Throughout his career with us, David Putz has continually demonstrated unrelenting customer focus and a deep commitment to delivering growth and profitability. He is an energising business person who has built and led highly effective teams.”