wefox Appoints Former Zurich International CEO Peter Huber as Chief Insurance Officer

wefox, the Berlin-based digital insurance company, is continuing to build its world class team with the appointment of Peter Huber as Chief Insurance Officer. Mr Huber was formerly CEO at Zurich International. He starts at wefox on Monday 20th September.

Julian Teicke, CEO and founder of wefox, said: “I am delighted to announce Peter’s appointment. He is the second global insurance industry superstar to join us, following our new COO, Dr David Stachon, earlier this year.  Peter brings over 20 years of insurance and global business experience to the business. His knowledge together with his proven commercial acumen and leadership skills are second to none.” 

“We clearly stated our intentions back in June when we announced our record-breaking Series C investment round of $650m – we will invest in technology and growth globally and wefox will be the number one personal insurer within a decade. With Peter’s appointment, I truly expect to see those intentions accomplished.” 

Mr Huber comments: “I have long believed in the role insurance has to play in sustaining societies and helping to keep people safe by preventing risk. It’s why I joined the industry over 20 years ago. In wefox, I have found an organisation that believes as I do and is taking big, bold, disruptive steps to act upon what is now our shared purpose. wefox is already transforming the industry and making a positive impact. The business is really trying to make the world a better place. I was both impressed and motivated by the strength of passion and belief at wefox. There’s a humility at wefox that is missing in so many organisations. The business is open, engaged and determined.” 

“The fact that wefox also happens to be the only insurtech that clearly understands how to be successful and is actively doing so, made my decision to join the business an easy one. I am looking forward to joining the team and driving our insurance strategy, innovation and international expansion together with ensuring our enterprise is fit to continue to act upon our purpose today and tomorrow from both human and regulatory perspectives.” 

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About wefox

[GER]

wefox. Insurance. But simple. Europas digitaler Versicherer Nr. 1.

wefox ist ein digitaler Echtzeit-Versicherer. Makler*innen können innerhalb weniger Minuten papierlos Versicherungen für ihre Kund*innen abschließen. Schäden werden digital gemeldet und in über 60 Prozent der Fälle noch am selben Tag beglichen. Policen sind in Deutschland, Italien, Polen und der Schweiz erhältlich.

Der innovative digitale Versicherer wird von CEO Julian Teicke geführt. Zu den Partnern von wefox zählen als führender Rückversicherer die Munich Re sowie der Softwarekonzern Salesforce. Bislang investierten globale Investoren wie die japanische SBI Investments Ltd., Mubadala Ventures aus Abu Dhabi, CreditEase, Target Global, Ashton Kutcher's Sound Ventures, Speedinvest sowie Horizons und iD Ventures aus dem Silicon Valley einen dreistelligen Millionenbetrag.

[ENG]

wefox. Insurance. But simple. Europe's No. 1 digital insurer.

wefox is a digital real-time insurer. Brokers can conclude paperless insurance policies for their clients within a few minutes. Claims are filed digitally and settled on the same day in over 60 percent of cases. Policies are available in Germany, Italy, Poland, and Switzerland.

The innovative digital insurer is led by CEO Julian Tecke. As a leading reinsurer, wefox' partners include Munich Re and the software group Salesforce. So far, global investors such as Japan's SBI Investments Ltd, Mubadala Ventures from Abu Dhabi, CreditEase, Target Global, Ashton Kutcher's Sound Ventures, Speedinvest as well as Horizons and iD Ventures from Silicon Valley have invested a three-digit million amount.