Markaz-e Woluswali-ye Achin City of Afghanistan for Zurich Financial Services 935 The company dates back to 1872 with the establishment of the Zurich Insurance Company. Within a hundred years its scope widened and, with it, its turf. In 1998, the Zurich Financial Services group carried out several mergers and, by 2002, the company was ranked among the largest 100 companies in the world. Reporting revenues of $38.6 billion in 2002, Zurich faced strong competition and was re-honing its fundamental initiatives”strategic focus, operational efficiency, balance sheet and capital base. One strategic move was appointing a new CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO) in 2003, PriceWaterhouseCooper’s Berto Fisher, to lead these initiatives. BIBLIOGRAPHY. Markaz-e Woluswali-ye Achin City of Afghanistan 2016.