Zurich names Australia CIO

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Zurich names Australia CIO

23 November 2022

Zurich announced today Deepak Budhiraja will take up the role of Australia and New Zealand Chief Information Officer on January 16 next year, relocating from Hong Kong to Sydney for the job.

Mr Budhiraja is presently Sun Life Financial Chief Information & Technology Officer for Hong Kong, Singapore and Bermuda.

Zurich says he brings more than 20 years’ experience from senior roles overseeing digital transformation within the financial services industry. His earlier stints include more than 10 years in DXC Technology’s Life Insurance Practice consulting for clients located in the US, Singapore and India.

“[He] brings an impressive breadth of international experience to this role, including a strong capability in formulating digital roadmaps and a passion for innovation and customers,” Zurich Australia and New Zealand COO Hilary Bates said.

“We very much look forward to [him] joining in the new year and welcoming him as a key member of the local Zurich team.”