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Monika Schulze

Global Head of Customer and Digital Office
& Member of Zurich’s Leadership Team
Zurich Insurance Group


Monika Schulze has a broad range of experience in the FMCG and Insurance industries, having successfully served in senior executive positions for almost 30 years in a number of various countries.

Before she joined headquarters in Switzerland, she served as the CMO for Zurich in Germany. Prior to that, she ran her own business as a strategic consultant. In the last two positions at Unilever she served as Vice President Brand Development Europe and as Business Director, Foods with P&L responsibility in Hungary.

Monika’s strength is inventing new, more powerful and profitable ways to build strong businesses and brands – especially in the context of massive industry transformation and digital disruption. She is an early adopter of digital platforms and projects.

External appointments

Monika is board Member at Schloss Wachenheim, a sparkling wine producer in Europe with sales worldwide in more than 80 countries. She is board observer at CoverWallet, a New York based digital firm that uses analytics and state of the art technology to simplify the purchase of insurance by small businesses. She is also advisor to Atheer, a Silicon Valley-based pioneer of AiR™ (Augmented interactive Reality) computing, that is designed to enhance the productivity and safety of professionals.


In 2018 Monika was listed by Martech as one of the “Top Twelve Women CMOs to Follow on Twitter.”  In the previous year, she was recognized by Forbes as one of the World’s Most Influential CMOs and nominated by AdAge as “Woman to Watch Europe 2017” based on notable accomplishments.