Markus Hongler (born in 1957) completed his basic actuarial training at Mobiliar's general agency in Lucerne. He was CEO of Mobiliar from 2011 until 31 December 2020. Prior to that, he held various management positions for Zurich Insurance in Switzerland and abroad. Among other posts, he has served as CEO of Zurich Switzerland and Zurich Ireland Plc in Dublin. Markus Hongler is Vice President of the Swiss Insurance Association as well as a member of the Board of Directors of Luzerner Kantonalbank and Ringier AG. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Zurich Zoo.