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Sirus Ramezani

Senior PartnerZurich

Advises clients in the insurance industry on a broad range of topics involving performance transformation, risk management, and growth

Sirus is a senior partner in McKinsey’s Zurich office. He is part of the leadership in our European Insurance Practice and our global Risk Practice and also leads the firm’s insurance and underwriting work. He has extensive experience in life insurance, property and casualty insurance, and reinsurance, and leads our work with some of our largest financial-services clients.

Examples of his recent work include the following:

  • supporting a leading insurance group during a global performance transformation
  • advising on a group-wide complexity-reduction program at a major European insurer
  • helping a pension fund develop its growth strategy
  • optimizing the investment function of a European insurance group
  • defining a capital light-product strategy for a life insurer

Before joining McKinsey, Sirus worked for an international insurance group in alternative risk financing and investments.

Published work

Global Insurance Report 2023: Expanding commercial P&C’s market relevance,” McKinsey & Company, February 2023

Underwriting talent: Strategies for property and casualty insurers,” McKinsey & Company, November 2021

How data and analytics are redefining excellence in P&C underwriting,” McKinsey & Company, September 2021

A vision for European life insurance: The time for bold actions has come,” McKinsey & Company, June 2018

Putting the right price on consumer interactions,” McKinsey Quarterly, November 2017

Variable annuities in Europe after the crisis: Blockbuster or niche product?” McKinsey & Company, February 2010


University of St. Gallen Switzerland
MA, finance and capital markets