20.11.2013

UNIQA International AG strengthens Management Board team

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  • Andreas Kößl to join Management Board of UNIQA International AG from 1 January 2014. 
  • Martin Žáček appointed new CEO in UNIQA Slovakia. 

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  • Andreas Kößl to join Management Board of UNIQA International AG from 1 January 2014
  • Martin Žáček appointed new CEO in UNIQA Slovakia
 
UNIQA Insurance Group AG (UNIQA) is introducing a new Management Board line-up at its subsidiary UNIQA International AG, effective 1 January 2014. Andreas Kößl is to become a member of the Management Board of UNIQA International AG. In this role, he will manage business in the Central Europe (CE) region and will initially assume responsibility for the UNIQA companies in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Moreover he will be transnationally responsible for Product and Services at UNIQA International.
 
The new CEO of UNIQA Slovakia and thereby the successor of Andreas Kößl will be Martin Žáček, CEO of UNIQA Czech Republic. Žáček takes up the position in Slovakia in addition to his role as CEO of UNIQA Czech Republic. Thus he will be the CEO of the UNIQA companies in both countries. The appointment of Žáček still requires the approval of the local authorities.
 
“I am looking forward to my new responsibilities and am very pleased at the trust placed in me. We will continue UNIQA International’s successful growth path in the coming years,” says Kößl.
 
Andreas Kößl
Andreas Kößl, 47, joined UNIQA in 1995, working in the internal audit department. He has held several management positions over the course of his long career. Since 2011 he has been CEO, CITO and CRO for UNIQA Slovakia. Prior to this, the Business Administration graduate had already worked as a Management Board member for UNIQA Austria. A native of Lower Austria, he lives in Vienna and is married.
 
Martin Žáček
Martin Žáček, 48, worked as Deputy Chairman of UNIQA’s Management Board in Prague for many years before being appointed CEO of UNIQA’s subsidiary in the Czech Republic in 2008. The Engineering graduate began his career in the insurance industry in 1994. He lives in Prague, is married and has two children.
 
UNIQA in Slovakia and the Czech Republic UNIQA Slovakia has been offering private and corporate customers all standard insurance services since 1991. The company employs 880 people customers and preferred partners, manages 420,000 and has 125 branches throughout the country in addition to its head office in Bratislava. With premiums of around € 102.3 million in 2012, UNIQA Slovakia holds a market share of around 4.8% and ranks 5th on the market.
 
UNIQA has been operating on the Czech market since 1993 and offers all forms of property and personal insurance. 1,400 employees and exclusive partners currently manage around 660,000 customers at more than 170 branches. In 2012, UNIQA Czech Republic generated a premium volume of € 220.1 million, ranking 8th among Czech insurance companies with a market share of 4.6%.
 
UNIQA International
The UNIQA International AG is an independent holding company of UNIQA Insurance Group AG. It controls 40 foreign companies at 18 locations in Western- Central and Eastern Europe.
 
UNIQA
The UNIQA Group is one of the leading insurance groups in its core markets of Austria and Central and Eastern Europe. 22,000 employees and associates serve 9 million customers in 19 countries. In UNIQA and Raiffeisen Insurance, we possess two strong brands that offer us a very good basis for our further growth. UNIQA operates in 15 countries in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE): Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Kosovo, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Ukraine and Hungary. Insurance companies in Italy, Switzerland and Liechtenstein are also members of the UNIQA Group. 


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