WEFOX APPOINTS RENE BESENBÄCK AS NEW HEAD OF SALES IN AUSTRIA

wefox, the world’s leading insurtech, has appointed Rene Besenbäck as Head of Sales in Austria, with immediate effect.

Rene Besenbäck will be responsible for delivering sales for wefox Austria and working closely with the Head of Country, Rainer Vogelmann, in building the business to become the number one insurtech in Austria.

Rene brings extensive retail management experience in the insurance and risk-mitigation product spheres. For nine years he worked for the multinational company Aon as Managing Director for sales and special solutions.

Rainer Vogelmann, Country Lead of wefox Austria said: “We are focused on driving sustainable revenues and profitability in 2023, and so we are doubling down on high-performance sales teams, which is why we hired Rene, whose impressive sales expertise and insurance industry experience will allow us to grow faster in one of our key regions.”

Rene Besenbäck said: “I am really excited about the opportunity to bring an innovative and sustainable approach to the insurance industry in Austria, being pretty sure that the added value of wefox´ technology will lead clients, partners and insurance companies to a more efficient approach to deal with insurance and risk. I am looking forward to joining the wefox team and continue improving our business in Austria and across Europe.”

About wefox

[GER]

wefox. Empowering Insurance.

wefox wurde 2015 von Julian Teicke, Fabian Wesemann und Dario Fazlic gegründet. wefox ist ein Insurtech mit einem einzigen Ziel: Empowering Insurance; die Sicherheit von Menschen gewährleisten, indem wir Versicherungen zugänglich machen. Seit der Gründung 2015 hat das Unternehmen seinen Umsatz jährlich verdoppelt und lag 2022 bei 580 Mio. USD. wefox hat aktuell über 2 Mio. Kunden in seinen Märkten Österreich, Deutschland, Italien, Polen, den Niederlanden und der Schweiz. Im Mai 2023 sicherte sich wefox eine Kreditfazilität von 55 Mio. USD von J.P. Morgan und Barclays und einen zweiten Abschluss seiner Series D in Höhe von 55 Mio. USD ab. wefox ist mit 4,5 Mrd. USD bewertet.

[ENG]

wefox. Empowering Insurance.

wefox was founded in 2015 by Julian Teicke, Fabian Wesemann and Dario Fazlic. wefox is an insurtech driven by a single purpose: enabling people to be safe through empowering insurance. Since launching in 2015, the company has doubled its revenues every year to reach US$580 million in 2022 serving more than 2m customers across Austria, Germany, Italy, Poland, The Netherlands and Switzerland where wefox currently operates. In May 2023, wefox secured US$55m credit facility from J.P. Morgan and Barclays alongside a $55m second close in its series D at US$4.5bn valuation.


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