ACE strengthens environmental insurance offering in Germanic region; appoints Udo Wegerhoff as Environmental Insurance Manager
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http://pdf.reuters.com/htmlnews/8knews.asp?i=43059c3bf0e37541&u=urn:newsml:reuters.com:20130416:nBw165699a FRANKFURT, Germany--(Business Wire)-- ACE Group today announced the appointment of Udo Wegerhoff as Environmental Insurance Manager for its Germanic region as it strengthens its environmental offering across Continental Europe. Udo Wegerhoff will hold responsibility for the development of ACE`s environmental liability insurance operations throughout the Germanic region. He will report to Andreas Wania, Country President, ACE Germany, and to Dorothee Prunier, Environmental Risk Manager for Continental Europe. He takes up his new role with immediate effect and will be based in Cologne. Udo Wegerhoff has 21 years of insurance industry experience, many of which have been spent in environmental insurance. In his most recent role at a large international insurer, he was responsible for the development and implementation of new solutions for environmental risks in areas such as biodiversity. Before moving in to the insurance industry, he spent several years as an environmental engineer. Andreas Wania, Country President, ACE Germany, said: "Udo`s appointment now enables us to provide our brokers and clients throughout Germany, Switzerland and Austria with a dedicated expert in environmental risk. The environmental insurance market in our region is becoming increasingly sophisticated and we are pleased to welcome a recognised leader in this field to our growing team." Dorothee Prunier, Environmental Risk Manager for Continental Europe at ACE, said: "Udo`s role at ACE will be a pivotal one as we expand and enhance our environmental insurance capabilities in the Germanic region and throughout Continental Europe. In addition, his strong engineering background will help us to give our local clients a unique insight in to the intricacies of the changing environmental risks that they face." ENDS About ACE: The ACE Group is one of the world`s largest multiline property and casualty insurers. With operations in 53 countries, ACE provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients. ACE Limited, the parent company of the ACE Group, is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ACE) and is a component of the S&P 500 index. Visit www.acegroup.com/eu For further information, please contact: Juliet Tilley, Communications Manager, EMEA at ACE firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +44 (0)20 7173 7793 Copyright Business Wire 2013
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