After more than three decades with Allianz, Holger Schaefer moved to the international insurance broker Howden.
In September, Schaefer will take on the role of Managing Director of Howden in Germany. His imminent arrival follows recent CEO appointments for Switzerland and Europe. It will also mark Schaefer’s return to his home country, having previously worked in Hong Kong, Australia, the US and the UK.
“I am delighted to join Howden at this exciting time as his ambitions for Germany and for its wider European platform come true,” commented the industry mainstay. “Howden is implementing its growth strategy and I am delighted to be a part of it.
“Howden’s ‘people-first’ employee ownership approach and culture appeals to both clients – from SMEs to mid-sized companies and multinationals – as well as talent looking for a job. credible alternative in a consolidation brokerage market. “
Schaefer will focus in part in his upcoming role on strategic acquisitions, as well as investing in talent and digital transformation.
“I am delighted to welcome Holger to the group, who will lead our continued expansion into the German market, building on the success we have had there so far and taking it to the next level,” said José Manuel González, director of Howden Broking.
“Our ambition is to be one of the top three brokers in key markets across Europe through strategic acquisitions, organic growth and investments in talent. Holger’s appointment shows that we are consistently implementing our plan and we are proud that he has chosen to join us.