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Chairman & President (Retired)
Zenith National Insurance, Corporation
Mr. Zax is the retired Chairman of Zenith National Insurance Corp. He started with Zenith in 1977 and was its Chief Executive Officer and President since 1978.
Mr. Zax started his career in 1961 as an associate and later a partner with the Chicago law firm, Friedman, Mulligan, Dillon & Uris and subsequently joined Hilton Hotels, where he served as Vice President, General Counsel, Director and Secretary. His association with the insurance industry started in 1973, when he served as President and Chief Executive of Great American Insurance Company. He currently serves as Director of Prostate Cancer Foundation, Director of Kennedy Wilson, Beverly Hills, an international real estate and services company, Director of Los Angeles Trustee of the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress, Washington D.C. from 1999 and Director of Ford Theatre, Washington D.C. from March 2007. He served as Director of Wynn Resorts Ltd., a holding company of Wynn Las Vegas and Wynn Macao from October 2002 to May 8, 2007 and Chairman of its Audit Committee. He served as a Non-Executive Director of Advent Capital (Holdings) Plc, London, England from 1999 to November 10, 2005. Mr. Zax earned a JD in 1961 and a BBA in 1958 from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.