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Andreas Brandstetter named president of Insurance Europe

Andreas Brandstetter, the CEO and chairman of Austria’s UNIQA Insurance Group, has been elected president of Insurance Europe, the European insurance and reinsurance federation, for a term of three years.

An Austrian citizen, Brandstetter has headed UNIQA since 2011. He joined the composite insurer, which is active in 18 European countries, in 1997.

Commenting on his appointment, Brandstetter said: “I am truly honoured to be elected to represent the European insurance industry as its federation’s president. Our industry makes a huge contribution to society, both through the protection we offer to customers and the long-term investments we make in the economy. Society is evolving rapidly and our industry must evolve too, so this is a particularly fascinating time to be representing Europe’s insurers, both within Europe and around the world.”

Brandstetter was elected today at Insurance Europe’s General Assembly meeting in Madrid. He will give a keynote speech tomorrow at the federation’s 10th International Conference.

He succeeds Sergio Balbinot, member of the management board at Allianz Group, who had served the maximum two mandates as president.

Brandstetter said: “I wish to thank Sergio for the incredible contribution that he has made over the last eight years. He has been a driving force and an outstanding representative for Europe’s insurers during his tenue.”

A full biography for Brandstetter is available here and a downloadable picture here

Published 23 May 2018