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Jolanda Grob

CPO, Zurich Insurance

Jolanda Grob has been acting as Group Chief People Officer for Zurich Insurance since July 2023,
leading the global HR function, reporting directly to the Group CEO and a member of the Group
Leadership team. She previously served as Chief Human Resources Officer for the Swiss Business
Unit where she led an organization of over 120 HR professionals, including a shared services team
providing operational HR support to all legal entities in Switzerland, including Group.
Her professional career started with Deloitte, for whom she was responsible for Graduate
Marketing & Recruitment in addition to acting as an HR Business Partner. Following roles as Head
Learning & Development and Talent Management at Unilever and Coca-Cola, she was the
International Head of Learning & Development, Talent Management, Culture and Engagement at
Amgen, the largest biotech company, with responsibility for all countries outside of North America.
In 2010 she joined Zurich, where she held various positions within Group HR, first in the Talent
Center of Expertise, then as Group Head Employee Research & Engagement and ultimately as
Global HR Business Partner supporting various functions such as GI, Life, Group Re, Marketing,
Comms & Public Affairs, Strategy, Innovation & Business Development. She also led the ZEF
(Zurich European Employee Forum) as HR Chair from 2018 to 2020.
Jolanda Grob obtained a Master’s in Applied Psychology (lic. Phil I) at the University of Fribourg,
acquired Swiss Diplomas in Human Resources and Career Counseling, continuously deepened her
expertise in various HR topics and obtained a second Master’s degree in systemic solution-oriented
Coaching. She completed an Advanced Management Program at the esteemed Executive Business
School IESE in Barcelona in 2021.

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