VIG Re announces changes to its senior management team

25 January 2023 —
VIG Re, the reinsurance company of Vienna Insurance Group, has announced changes to its leadership team, "in accordance with the established succession plan and the execution of the VIG Re Strategy 2025".

Thus, Catrina Gemmerich will become the new Managing Director of VIG Re's German Branch, effective 15th February 2023, taking over the role from Fabian Christoph who will continue his career outside of VIG Group.

Catrina Gemmerich is joining VIG Re from Munich Re, where over the past 9 years she held different underwriting and client management roles, most recently as a client manager heading the team for multinational insurance companies in Continental Europe.

At the same time, Cristina Ferrari will become the new Chief Underwriting Officer, effective 1st March 2023, taking over the position from Olaf Dietrich who decided to retire from the reinsurance industry after almost 35 years.

Cristina Ferrari brings a wealth of 18 years of experience in P&C underwriting, claims' handling, and clients' relationship management, both in mature and emerging markets. Prior joining VIG Re, she worked 13 years for Swiss Re in Zurich and Miami where she held various management positions. Prior to that she worked in Italy for Intesa Sanpaolo and Credemassicurazioni.

VIG Re is the reinsurance company of Vienna Insurance Group, headquartered in Prague with branch offices in Frankfurt a. M. and Paris. The Company has been established in 2008 and has been assigned an "A+" rating with a stable outlook from Standard & Poor's since 2009. The Company manages the outward reinsurance programs of VIG Group and has been continuously expanding the Non-Life and Life & Health reinsurance business assumed from Third-Party, servicing in 2022 more than 550 clients in 45 countries.