David Fernandez, Head of Strategic Development Bank Distribution Zurich Insurance Group
David Fernandez is a Strategic Development within Global Life Bank Distribution. In this role, David identifies new bancassurance opportunities, maximize existing global operations and works closely with Business Units around the world to improve their performance and share best practices. David joined Zurich in 2015 and is based in Zurich, Switzerland.
Before joining Zurich, David was at Santander Bank where he was Global Head of Product Development for Insurance and Asset Management, covering all countries where the Santander Group operates globally. Prior to this, David worked on other banks and insurance companies like CaixaBank and Generali as a consultant for their group life and retirement businesses.
David’s professional career dates back almost 20 years, half of it with an international scope, mainly in the European, US and LATAM markets. His broad experience has allowed him to develop a deep knowledge of life and general insurance markets, corporate life and pensions, asset management, product development, negotiation and strategy.
David holds a B.Sc. in Business Administration and a B.Sc. in Actuarial Science from the University Complutense de Madrid and has followed an executive management program at Instituto de Empresa Business School. He is married, and has two children.