Lakhani will be responsible for managing media relations for ‘global corporate UK’ as well as Zurich’s corporate responsibility programmes and other cross-UK activity.
He will report to Louise Zucchi, head of media relations at Zurich.
Lakhani joins from EDF Energy, where he spent four years and most recently managed the retail media team.
At EDF he worked on the launch of EDF Energy’s sponsorship of London Eye and its Team Green Britain initiative tackling responsible energy consumption.
He was a finalist in the ‘Young Professional of the Year’ category of the 2010 PR Week Awards and was among those named in the latest PRWeek’s ‘29 under 29’ list, documenting the most talented young professionals in the industry.
Zucchi commented: ‘Rajan’s experience will bring a great new perspective to our media relations activity at Zurich.’