Paul N. Hopkins
Chairman of the Board – Farmers Group, Inc.;
Chairman of the Americas – Zurich Financial Services
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Drescher Graduate Campus, Malibu, Calif.
The Zurich Financial Services Group is a leading supplier of insurance and risk management, specializing in both life and general insurance.
Hopkins is a member of the Group Executive Committee of Zurich Financial Services Ltd. and President of U.S. Personal Business. He joined the Farmers organization in 1978 as an agent, and has held a series of executive positions with the company since. Since January 1, 2009, Hopkins has served as Chairman of the Board and CEO of the Americas. In July 2010 he became Chairman of the Americas of Zurich Financial Services. Hopkins was elected to the Zurich Holding Company of America Board in 2007 and also serves as a member of the board of trustees for the American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters (AICPCU), as well as of the Board of the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). Hopkins holds a bachelor of science degree in business from Eastern Illinois University and completed the Advanced Executive Education program at the Wharton School of Business.