Team

President

Andreas Brandstetter

President

Tel: +32 2 894 30 12

English, German

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Andreas Brandstetter, chairman & CEO of the UNIQA Insurance Group, Austria, was elected president of Insurance Europe in May 2018. Andreas holds a master’s degree (1992) and a PhD (1994) in political science from the University of Vienna, Austria including a one-year scholarship at the University of California, San Diego, USA. In 1993, he joined the cabinet of the then vice chancellor of the Republic of Austria, before becoming managing director of the Austrian People’s Party.

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Director general

Michaela Koller

Director general

Tel: +32 2 894 30 12

English, French, German

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Michaela Koller is director general of Insurance Europe, the European insurance and reinsurance federation. She is currently also secretary general of the Global Federation of Insurance Associations (GFIA). Michaela has worked in Brussels for the last 29 years. Prior to joining Insurance Europe in February 2007, she held management positions in different banking trade bodies. Michaela has served as a member of various consumer/industry groups and advisory groups established by the European Commission.

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Sari Paasonen

Executive secretary

Tel: +32 2 894 30 12

Dutch, English, Finnish, French

Richard Mackillican

Spokesperson

Tel: +32 2 896 48 22

English

Management team

Michaela Koller

Director general

Tel: +32 2 894 30 12

English, French, German

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Michaela Koller is director general of Insurance Europe, the European insurance and reinsurance federation. She is currently also secretary general of the Global Federation of Insurance Associations (GFIA). Michaela has worked in Brussels for the last 29 years. Prior to joining Insurance Europe in February 2007, she held management positions in different banking trade bodies. Michaela has served as a member of various consumer/industry groups and advisory groups established by the European Commission.

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Olav Jones

Deputy director general/Director, economics & finance

Tel: +32 2 894 30 13

English

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Cristina Mihai

Head of prudential regulation & international affairs

Tel: +32 2 894 30 25

English, French, Romanian

Nicolas Jeanmart

Head of personal & general insurance

Tel: +32 2 894 30 40

Dutch, English, French, Spanish

William Vidonja

Head of conduct of business

Tel: +32 2 894 30 55

English, French

Koen Ameye

Head of HR & support services

Tel: +32 2 894 30 75

Dutch, English, French

Janina Clark

Editorial manager

Tel: +32 2 894 30 70

English, French, German

Economics & finance

Olav Jones

Deputy director general/Director, economics & finance

Tel: +32 2 894 30 13

English

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Olav Jones is the Deputy Director General & Director Economics and Finance at Insurance Europe, the federation which represents the European insurance industry. He is based in Brussels and responsible for all issues relating to Prudential Regulation, Financial Reporting, Investments and International Affairs. He is also a member of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA)’s Occupational Pensions Stakeholder Group (OPSG). After studying Engineering and then Finance, he started his career as a consultant to the financial services industry with Oliver, Wyman and Company.

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Danny Dehaes

Executive secretary

Tel: +32 2 894 30 37

Dutch, English, French

Cristina Mihai

Head of prudential regulation & international affairs

Tel: +32 2 894 30 25

English, French, Romanian

Carolien Afslag

Senior policy advisor, prudential regulation

Tel: +32 2 894 30 16

Dutch, English, French

Kristina Aleksandrova

Senior policy advisor, public affairs

Tel: +32 2 894 30 66

Bulgarian, English

Philippe Angelis

Senior policy advisor, financial reporting

Tel: +32 2 896 48 39

English, French

Gipsie Doudeau

Senior policy advisor, prudential regulation

Tel: +32 2 894 30 14

English, French, Spanish

Pierre Lebard

Policy advisor, international affairs

Tel: +32 2 894 30 32

English, French

Maryvonne Maetz

Policy advisor, international affairs & reinsurance

Tel: +32 2 894 30 59

English, French

Andrea Pintus

Senior policy advisor, investments

Tel: +32 2 896 48 38

English, Italian

Angus Scorgie

Senior policy advisor, prudential regulation – actuarial manager

Tel: +32 2 896 48 36

English

Prudential regulation & international affairs

Cristina Mihai

Head of prudential regulation & international affairs

Tel: +32 2 894 30 25

English, French, Romanian

Cristina is the head of prudential regulation & international affairs. She and her team are responsible for developing positions on a range of topics, and then representing those positions to the European institutions, as well as a wide range of international organisations and standard-setting bodies, including the IAIS, the OECD and the FSB. The key files that fall under the responsibility of her team include: Solvency II, the global Insurance Capital Standard, investments, as well as trade and market access issues. Cristina joined Insurance Europe in 2012 as a policy advisor on investments. In 2014, she became the head of the international affairs and reinsurance department, and assumed responsibility for the prudential team in 2017. Earlier in her career, Cristina worked as an asset manager for the French insurer Groupama, where her team was responsible for managing a €200m asset portfolio. Before joining Groupama, Cristina worked in the derivatives division of Société Générale Corporate and Investment Banking in Paris. She holds a master’s degree in financial engineering and risk management from HEC Lausanne, Switzerland, and is a CFA© chartholder.

Carolien Afslag

Senior policy advisor, prudential regulation

Tel: +32 2 894 30 16

Dutch, English, French

Kristina Aleksandrova

Senior policy advisor, public affairs

Tel: +32 2 894 30 66

Bulgarian, English

Gipsie Doudeau

Senior policy advisor, prudential regulation

Tel: +32 2 894 30 14

English, French, Spanish

Pierre Lebard

Policy advisor, international affairs

Tel: +32 2 894 30 32

English, French

Maryvonne Maetz

Policy advisor, international affairs & reinsurance

Tel: +32 2 894 30 59

English, French

Andrea Pintus

Senior policy advisor, investments

Tel: +32 2 896 48 38

English, Italian

Angus Scorgie

Senior policy advisor, prudential regulation – actuarial manager

Tel: +32 2 896 48 36

English

Financial reporting

Olav Jones

Deputy director general/Director, economics & finance

Tel: +32 2 894 30 13

English

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Olav Jones is the Deputy Director General & Director Economics and Finance at Insurance Europe, the federation which represents the European insurance industry. He is based in Brussels and responsible for all issues relating to Prudential Regulation, Financial Reporting, Investments and International Affairs. He is also a member of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA)’s Occupational Pensions Stakeholder Group (OPSG). After studying Engineering and then Finance, he started his career as a consultant to the financial services industry with Oliver, Wyman and Company.

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Kristina Aleksandrova

Senior policy advisor, public affairs

Tel: +32 2 894 30 66

Bulgarian, English

Philippe Angelis

Senior policy advisor, financial reporting

Tel: +32 2 896 48 39

English, French

Personal & general insurance

Nicolas Jeanmart

Head of personal & general insurance

Tel: +32 2 894 30 40

Dutch, English, French, Spanish

As head of Insurance Europe’s personal and general insurance department, Nicolas Jeanmart contributes to the global and European debates affecting the non-life and life insurance sectors. He is also involved in the discussions on financial stability, with a particular focus on the question of systemic risk in insurance. Prior to joining Insurance Europe in November 2010, Nicolas worked for the European Savings Banks Group (ESBG), where he held various positions, culminating in four years as head of the banking supervision and economic affairs department. This position entailed notably the responsibility for representing the interests of Europe’s savings and retail banks in the discussions on global bank capital requirements frameworks (Basel II and Basel III). During his time at the ESBG, he also acted as the secretariat for various working groups and committees of the European Banking Industry Committee, the platform representing the entire European banking industry. In his earlier career he provided consultancy and training services, primarily to the financial sector, in Belgium and Luxembourg. Nicolas is a Belgian/French national. He holds a master’s degree in business engineering, as well as degrees in European integration and development and in computer sciences.

Áine Clarke

Policy advisor, general insurance

Tel: +32 2 894 30 58

English, Irish, Spanish

Thomas Gelin

Senior policy advisor, general insurance

Tel: +32 2 894 30 48

English, French

Cristina Guerrero Fabra

Policy advisor, general insurance

Tel: +32 2 896 48 34

English, Spanish

Margot Jilet Vesentini

Senior policy advisor, pensions

Tel: +32 2 894 30 52

English, French, Italian

Viktorija Proskurovska

Policy advisor, economics & statistics

Tel: +32 2 894 30 41

English, French, Latvian, Russian

Michele Tadi

Policy advisor, life insurance & taxation

Tel: +32 2 896 48 31

English, Italian

Shanshan Yu

Policy advisor, economics & statistics

Tel: +32 2 894 30 43

Chinese, English

Fabienne Zwagemakers

Senior policy advisor, public affairs

Tel: +32 2 896 48 30‬

Dutch, English

Conduct of business

William Vidonja

Head of conduct of business

Tel: +32 2 894 30 55

English, French

As head of the conduct of business department, William Vidonja contributes to the global and European debates on legal and consumer protection issues, including insurance distribution, data protection, differentiation, contract law, competition issues and financial education. William is also part of the employers’ delegation of the Insurance Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee (ISSDC), the only forum at European level in which insurance employer and employee representatives discuss topics of common interest with the support of the European Commission. He joined Insurance Europe as a trainee in 2002. After his traineeship he was hired as deputy manager of the insurance of the person department before moving to the conduct of business department. William is a French national and holds a law degree from the University of Paris XII.

Laëtitia Annet

Policy advisor, public affairs

Tel: +32 2 896 48 32

English, French

Francesca Bertolo

Senior policy advisor

Tel: +32 2 894 30 19

English, Italian

Malene Bye Rasmussen

Senior policy advisor

Tel: +32 2 894 30 51

Danish, English, French

Emma Coles

Senior policy advisor

Tel: +32 2 894 30 53

English
On maternity leave

Danilo Gattullo

Policy advisor

Tel: +32 2 896 48 24

English, Italian

Arthur Hilliard

Senior policy advisor

Tel: +32 2 894 30 56

English, German, Irish

Public affairs & communications

Michaela Koller

Director general

Tel: +32 2 894 30 12

English, French, German

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Michaela Koller is director general of Insurance Europe, the European insurance and reinsurance federation. She is currently also secretary general of the Global Federation of Insurance Associations (GFIA). Michaela has worked in Brussels for the last 29 years. Prior to joining Insurance Europe in February 2007, she held management positions in different banking trade bodies. Michaela has served as a member of various consumer/industry groups and advisory groups established by the European Commission.

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Richard Mackillican

Spokesperson

Tel: +32 2 896 48 22

English

Janina Clark

Editorial manager

Tel: +32 2 894 30 70

English, French, German

Annemarie Bos-de Roos

Senior policy advisor, communications & PR

Tel: +32 2 894 30 71

Dutch, English

Amélie Chantrenne

Event coordinator

Tel: +32 2 894 30 74

Dutch, English, French

Kristina Aleksandrova

Senior policy advisor, public affairs

Tel: +32 2 894 30 66

Bulgarian, English

Laëtitia Annet

Policy advisor, public affairs

Tel: +32 2 896 48 32

English, French

Fabienne Zwagemakers

Senior policy advisor, public affairs

Tel: +32 2 896 48 30‬

Dutch, English

Human resources & support services

Koen Ameye

Head of HR & support services

Tel: +32 2 894 30 75

Dutch, English, French

Koen Ameye is the head of support services, managing human resources, finance and IT since he joined Insurance Europe in 2007. Prior to joining Insurance Europe, Koen worked for several years as a human resources manager for a large Belgian healthcare organisation and for the human capital management team at Deloitte & Touche. Koen holds a master’s degree in industrial and organisational psychology from the University of Ghent, a postgraduate qualification in business management from the University of Brussels and a degree from the University of Brussels in social security law.

Corentin Pollet

ICT & logistics officer

Tel: +32 2 894 30 78

English, French

Daan Rademaker

ICT manager

Tel: +32 2 894 30 17

Dutch, English

Véronique Van Dongen

System administrator

Tel: + 32 2 894 30 77

English, French

Sophie Vankerckhoven

Accounting & HR administrator

Tel: +32 2 894 30 76

English, French

Secretariat

Danny Dehaes

Executive secretary

Tel: +32 2 894 30 37

Dutch, English, French

Laetitia Molina

Secretary

Tel: +32 2 894 30 38

English, French

Valérie Rein

Secretary

Tel: +32 2 894 30 39

English, French

Ana Solomiak

Secretary

Tel: +32 2 894 30 54

English, French, Lithuanian, Russian

Secondees

Hirofumi Kurata

National expert

Tel: +32 2 896 48 35

English, Japanese