Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) has set up a new unit to cater to the growing demand from businesses for evolving risk prevention and mitigation services.

Dubbed Zurich Resilience Solutions, the new unit will offer services that will boost the overall resilience of a customer’s business and complement traditional insurance products.

Its offering brings together risk advisory services and insights with the latest technology and tools, using data and analytics as well as third-party collaborations.

The move is expected to help customers manage evolving risks more effectively, and thereby, improve their risk profiles.

Zurich has appointed Hanno Mijer as the global head of Zurich Resilience Solutions. Mijer, who has spent over 30 years in the insurance sector, has held various key positions in Continental Europe, the UK and Australia.

A part of the company since 2007, Mijer most recently served as the CEO of Zurich’s Cover-More Group.

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He operates out of Zurich and reports to Zurich Commercial Insurance CEO Sierra Signorelli.

Mijer said: “Our people, and in particular our more than 750 risk engineers, work with customers day in, day out, and have intimate knowledge of how they operate their businesses.

“At the same time, our global reach and the breadth and depth of our expertise in risk management enable us to help protect our customers so they can focus on successfully developing their businesses.”

Zurich has previously rolled out a range of services, including Climate Change Resilience Services, Zurich Cyber Security Services and Supply Chain Risk Management Services.

The company said that it will further invest in expertise, proprietary services and external collaborations to offer customers differentiated solutions to address current and future risks.

Last month, Zurich North America introduced a new risk services unit in the US to offer various risk mitigation services, risk engineering assessments and insights on risk topics.

The same month, Zurich invested in British data analytics and telematics insurance provider My Policy.