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Insurance Europe re-elects Andreas Brandstetter as president

Brandstetter, who is currently the chair and CEO of UNIQA Group, was due to step down as president in June 2021 when his term expired

Insurance Europe has revealed that its general assembly has unanimously voted to extend the mandate of Andreas Brandstetter as president for a further three years.

Brandstetter, who is currently the chair and CEO of UNIQA Group, was due to step down as president in June 2021 when his term expired.

He said: “I am deeply honoured to have been asked to continue in my role as president of Insurance Europe.

“We also face a busy legislative agenda on a range of topics where insurers will be able to contribute, including climate change, the digital agenda and the review of Solvency II. I therefore look forward to continuing to ensure our voice is heard in these important discussions.”

At the same time, the assembly also elected Sandro Panizza, group chief insurance and investment officer at Generali Group, as VP of Insurance Europe.

Panizza joined the firm in 2013 as group chief risk officer. Prior to this position, he was managing director and CFO of INA Assitalia from 2010, and had been managing director and CFO of Alleanza Assicurazioni from 2004.

He added: “I am delighted to have been elected to represent our industry. Insurers play such an important role in delivering positive change and protecting our society, both as major long-term investors and as bearers of financial risk.

“I therefore look forward to working with my colleagues to represent our industry during my mandate as VP.”

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