Ralf WIEMERS will head the newly opened Swiss Re Corporate Solutions office in Hamburg

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions has opened an office in Hamburg, Germany, to grow its regional commercial insurance portfolio. Ralf WIEMERS, who joined the company on 1 July as Senior Client Manager and Head Hamburg Office, will lead the new operation.

The operation will serve large and upper mid-sized companies through their broking partners with a focus on primary Property, Casualty and select Specialty lines, such as Engineering & Construction and Renewable Energy. Located in Neustadt and already operational, the office will serve as a regional hub for primary commercial insurance business in northern Germany, covering Berlin, Bremen, Hamburg, Hannover and Lubeck

"This further step into Hamburg will expand our core German business and open up channels to grow our primary insurance offering," said Bijan DAFTARI, Country Manager of Germany, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions. "We've already had a local team working within the region for the past two years, but now, by solidifying our physical presence in northern Germany, we will strengthen existing relationships and capitalize on new opportunities with clients and brokers."

Ralf WIEMERS spent most of his 24-year career in the primary insurance sector in the Hamburg region and has held various executive positions in sales and claims.

"With his extensive industry experience and successful regional track record, Ralf is ideally suited to lead the new hub in Hamburg," said Mr. DAFTARI. "I look forward to working with him to provide clients and brokers in northern Germany with more localized services and solutions."

The Hamburg office is operating as a branch of the carrier Swiss Re International SE. 

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions currently serves clients and brokers in Germany from offices in Munich and Frankfurt, and across Europe from offices in Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Genoa, London, Madrid, Manchester, Milan, Munich, Paris and Zurich.

About Swiss Re Corporate Solutions

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions provides risk transfer solutions to large and mid-sized corporations around the world. Its innovative, highly customized products and standard insurance covers help to make businesses more resilient, while its industry-leading claims service provides additional peace of mind. Swiss Re Corporate Solutions serves clients from over 50 offices worldwide and is backed by the financial strength of the Swiss Re Group. For more information about Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, visit corporatesolutions.swissre.com or follow us on linkedin.com/company/swiss-re-corporatesolutions or Twitter @SwissRe_CS.

Follow XPRIMM Publications on LinkedIn, for more data on the insurance and financial industry.

Share |

Related articles

Five CEE re/insurers have an "A" rating from A.M. Best

Among the re/insurance companies rated by A.M.Best there are 23 entities domiciled in the CEE, SEE and CIS regions. Out of this total, 5 companies have an "a" Issuer Credit Rating (ICR) and an "A" Financial Strength Rating (FSR)

2018-12-06

A.M. Best announces ESMA registration for new Amsterdam office

A.M. Best has announced that it has been registered as a credit rating agency (CRA) by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) to provide ratings through its new subsidiary, A.M. Best (EU) Rating Services B.V., based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

2018-12-06

The CEE real estate market - increasing demand for title insurance

"Fifteen years after its introduction, title insurance continues to play a growing role in the CEE real estate market," Jean-Bernard WURM, Co-Founder & Managing Director of Secure Legal Title, London said talking to Property Forum about the trends in the CEE region's real estate sector.

2018-11-29

VIG's underwritings up by 2.9% in Q3; year end targets confirmed

Vienna Insurance Group (VIG) continued its stable upward trend in 3Q 2018, achieving a further improvement in key figures. Given the positive development, VIG disclosed for the year end a GWP EUR 9.5 billion target and a result before taxed expected figure of EUR 450 - 470 million.

2018-11-28

ON THE MOVE

MetLife named its EMEA head as CEO of Japan unit

MetLife announced that Eric CLURFAIN, currently Executive Vice President and Head of EMEA, has been named Chairman, President and CEO of MetLife Japan - the company's second largest market globally and its largest retail life insurance business, effective Feb. 1, 2019, following approvals.

06.12.2018

American International Group appoints new CFO

American International Group announced that it has appointed Mark LYONS to the role of Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He succeeds Sid SANKARAN, who will remain at AIG in an advisory capacity through the year-end reporting process for fiscal year 2018.

06.12.2018

Wolfgang STOCKMEYER appointed as VIG's BTA Baltic new Board Chairman

Wolfgang STOCKMEYER (49) has been appointed, on 30 November 2018, Chairman of the VIG's subsidiary BTA Baltic Management Board, as part of a series of changes in the composition of its Management Board operated by the main player of Austrian Group in the Baltic region.

05.12.2018

TOP EVENT

Reducing the risks in agriculture by using insurance means, discussed in Skopje

On November 1st, an Agricultural insurance conference took place in Skopje, Macedonia, organized by the Insurance Supervision Agency in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Economy. Drawing attention to the necessity of reducing the risks in agriculture by using insurance was the event's main purpose.

06.11.2018

IIF 2018 - Insurance in a DIGITAL WORLD

Emmanuel DJENGUE, Innovation Director, Europe - RGAX, Spain is the Keynote Speaker at IIF 2018 - Insurance in a DIGITAL WORLD Conference in Bucharest, on November 27.

05.11.2018

See all