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.” 

About wefox

[GER]

wefox. Insurance. But simple. #1 insurtech der Welt.

wefox wurde 2015 von Julian Teicke, Fabian Wesemann und Dario Fazlic gegründet. wefox ist eine kategoriedefinierende Insurtech-Plattform, die Versicherungsunternehmen, Vertriebspartner und Kunden verbindet, um der Welt einen einfachen Zugang zu digitalen Versicherungslösungen zu ermöglichen. Das Ziel: die Sicherheit der Menschen zu gewährleisten, indem Versicherungen durch Technologie 10x besser gemacht werden. wefox ist die Muttergesellschaft der wefox Insurance, dem hauseigenen regulierten Versicherungsunternehmen.

[ENG]

wefox. Insurance. But simple. The world's #1 insurtech.

wefox was founded in 2015 by Julian Teicke, Fabian Wesemann, and Dario Fazlic. wefox is a category-defining insurtech platform that is connecting insurance companies, distributors, and customers, to give the world simple access to digital insurance solutions. The goal is to keep people safe by making insurance 10x better through technology. wefox is the parent company of wefox Insurance, which is the in-house regulated insurance carrier.


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