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Our Business is Energising

It starts with the energy that runs through every aspect of our business – from our company values, to the hard work of our team of talented professionals, to our relationships with our partners and clients.

The Wire of Our History

As part of the Vienna Insurance Group, whose history reaches back to 1824, VIG Re has been bringing energy to the industry since its founding in 2008 by establishing ourselves as a core player in the reinsurance market in Austria and CEE.

1824

VIG’s roots in Austria date back to 1824 and to the foundation of Wechselseitige k.k. private Brandschaden-Versicherungsgesellschaft in Vienna.

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1989

VIG treated the fall of the iron curtain as an opportunity to achieve the number one position as the leading insurance group in Austria and the CEE region.

2008

On 8 August 2008 the Czech National Bank grants reinsurance license to VIG Re. In October the Company receives an A+ FSR rating from Standard & Poor’s, which is unaltered until today.

2009

VIG Re assumes treaty reinsurance for all major Property & Casualty and Life & Health lines of business, both from VIG companies and third parties. By end of the first full year of its operation, the company underwrites a book of EUR 257.2 million.

2010

VIG Re acquires 99.2% shares of Wiener Re Beograd, a Serbian reinsurance company. The Company starts to offer facultative services in property and engineering lines.

2011

Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, and Armenia are added to the underwriting territories. Karl Fink succeeds Peter Hagen as 2nd CEO of the Company.

2012

VIG Re grows its assumed business from VIG companies to EUR 419.2 million; a growth of 65% premium compared to the prior year.

2013

Johannes Martin Hartmann takes the helmet as the Company’s 3rd CEO. The underwriting activities with third Parties in CEE are intensified. In the same year a severe flooding hits VIG Re key markets Austria and CEE.

2014

Despite VIG companies report a number of large man-made losses to the Company, the net combined ratio comes in still below 98% and a profit before tax to EUR 19.9 million is generated. Jan Hrevuš is appointed as Head of the newly established Actuarial Analytics team.

2015

A continued competitive market environment calls for underwriting discipline. The Property & Casualty book is reduced by 6%. Olaf Dietrich heads the Non-Life Underwriting. The net combined ratio improves to 95.5% and pre-tax profit soars to EUR 22.7 million.

2016

Ivana Jurčíková joins the Board of VIG Re and is appointed as a Chief Financial Officer. BSS, VIG Re’s integrated underwriting, claims and accounting software, goes live. The net combined ratio further improves to 93.2%.

2017

Tomasz Rowicki joins VIG Re’s Board of Directors. The first branch office in Frankfurt am Main in Germany opens on 29 September, headed by Fabian Christoph. Katarzyna Galan takes the lead of the Life Underwriting Team and Patrick Chevrel joins to head the expansion of the underwriting activities in Western Europe.

2018

VIG Re celebrates it’s 10 years anniversary. The second branch office opens on 26 November in Paris. On 27 November VIG Re becomes a member of the Czech Insurance Association. With a premium written of EUR 457 million, a profit before tax of EUR 26 million and combined ratio of 92.5% the Company reports the best performance in its history.

A+ Rating From S&P Since 2008

Since our founding in 2008, Standard & Poor’s Financial Services has rated us “A+” with “stable outlook”, both in respect of VIG Re's financial strength and long-term public issuer rating. The ratings were confirmed most recently on September 3, 2018.

The Energy of Our Values

By maintaining a convivial, yet professional relationships with our clients, they experience our company values personally and trust us for them.

Ethical Behaviour

Respect, integrity, and transparency are our fundamental principles.

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Stability and Security

We're in it for the long haul.

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Performance Matters

We grow our profits through expertise.

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Professional Infrastructure

We invest in smart tools without over-engineering.

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People Development

We create an environment in which people take responsibility.

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A Colourful Company Culture

We add freshness to reinsurance.

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The Energising Line Is What Makes Us Strong

As a company, we get our energy from the people that drive our business.

Statutory Bodies

Supervisory Board
Board of Directors
Audit Committee
Supervisory Board
Peter Thirring
Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Elisabeth Stadler
Vice-Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board
Alain Flandrin
2nd Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Robert Lasshofer
Member of the Supervisory Board
Vladimír Bakeš
Member of the Supervisory Board
Peter Höfinger
Member of the Supervisory Board
Gerhard Lahner
Member of the Supervisory Board
Board of Directors
Johannes Martin Hartmann
Chairman of the Board of Directors
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Active Reinsurance
Corporate Underwriting
Actuarial Services and Retrocession
Public Relations & Communication
Human Resources
Ivana Jurčíková
Member of the Board of Directors
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Finance, Investments
Controlling, Planning and Reporting
Reinsurance Accounting
Business Processes and IT Solutions
Board Office
Coordination of Risk Management and Compliance
Outsourcing
Tomasz Rowicki
Member of the Board of Directors
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Claims Management
VIG Group Business
Audit Committee
František Dostálek
Chairman of the Audit Committee
Peter Thirring
Member of the Audit Committee
Alain Flandrin
Member of the Audit Committee

Prague Headquarters

Underwriting
Central & Eastern Europe
Western & Southern Europe
Facultative
Accident & Health
Life
Central & Eastern Europe
Petr Štěpán
Head of Central and Eastern Europe
+420 956 445 517
Marek Polec
Underwriter
+420 956 445 557
Lukáš Srp
Underwriter
+420 956 445 523
Jan Beníšek
Underwriter
+420 956 445 504
Alena Pak
Associate Underwriter
+420 956 445 540
Jakub Šandera
Associate Underwriter
+420 956 445 550
Western & Southern Europe
Patrick Chevrel
Head of Western and Southern Europe
+33 6 03 61 78 93
Petko Koev
Senior Treaty Underwriter
+420 956 445 531
Viktor Faucret
Underwriter
+33 6 24 06 53 35
Laurent Hivert
Underwriter
+33 6 11 09 05 42
Adéla Stollinová
Associate Underwriter
+420 956 445 542
Facultative
Olaf Dietrich
Chief Underwriting Officer
+420 956 445 519
Monika Půhoná
Underwriter Property & Engineering
+420 956 445 530
Michal Vohralík
Underwriter Property & Engineering
+420 956 445 516
Jan Beníšek
Underwriter Casualty
+420 956 445 504
Lukáš Srp
Underwriter Casualty
+420 956 445 523
Accident & Health
Olaf Dietrich
Chief Underwriting Officer
+420 956 445 519
Zuzana Stehlíková
Assistant Underwriter
+420 956 445 529
Life
Katarzyna Gałan
Head of Life
+420 956 445 560
Eva Vrbková
Medical Underwriter
+420 956 445 502
Martin Tesařík
Business Coordinator
+420 956 445 544
Middle Office
Corporate Underwriting
Actuarial Services and Retrocession
Claims
Reinsurance Accounting
Corporate Underwriting
Olaf Dietrich
Chief Underwriting Officer
+420 956 445 519
Viera Horáková
Senior Underwriting Specialist
+420 956 445 513
Natalia Janska
Business Administration Manager
+420 956 445 558
Jitka Grasserová
Business Administrator
+420 956 445 569
Hana Žibřidová
Associate Business Administrator
+420 956 445 584
Zuzana Stehlíková
Assistant Underwriter
+420 956 445 529
Prokop Maxa
Assistant Underwriter
+420 956 445 567
Alina Babich
Assistant Underwriter
+420 956 445 538
Natálie Rousová
Assistant Underwriter
+420 956 445 541
Actuarial Services and Retrocession
Jan Hrevuš
Head of Actuarial Services and Retrocession
+420 956 445 536
Michal Bošeľa
Senior Non-Life Actuary
+420 956 445 528
Tomáš Oravec
Associate Non-Life Actuary
+420 956 445 518
Anna Vedyushenko
Associate Non-Life Actuary
+420 956 445 547
Kristína Turzová
Assistant Non-Life Actuary
+420 956 445 521
Jaroslav Vichr
Life Actuary
+420 956 445 551
Daniel Marcinek
Reserving Actuary
+420 956 445 564
Marek Krajča
Reserving Actuary
+420 956 445 522
Jan Doležal
Natural Catastrophe Risk Analyst
+420 956 445 574
Tomáš Benko
Retrocession Analyst
+420 956 445 537
Claims
Piotr Brzyski
Claims Specialist
+420 956 445 585
Egor Kataev
Claims Assistant
+420 956 445 573
Reinsurance Accounting
Daniel Kropáček
Head of Reinsurance Accounting
+420 956 445 553
Katarína Hadravová
IFRS Methodology Specialist
+420 956 445 580
Milan Přibyl
Senior Reinsurance Accounting Specialist
+420 956 445 508
Lucie Holomelová
Senior Reinsurance Accounting Specialist
+420 956 445 533
Nikola Klimešová
Senior Reinsurance Accounting Specialist
+420 956 445 520
Petra Vrkočová
Senior Reinsurance Accounting Specialist
+420 956 445 507
Ondřej Broukal
Reinsurance Accounting Specialist
+420 956 445 509
Andrea Hocková
Reinsurance Accounting Specialist
+420 956 445 563
Olivier Knutsen
Reinsurance Accounting Associate
+420 956 445 578
Eva Tripská
Reinsurance Accounting Associate
+420 956 445 556
Marie Bendová
Reinsurance Accounting Associate
+420 956 445 559
Haley Spencer
Reinsurance Accounting Associate
+420 956 445 506
Support Functions
Corporate Governance
Business Processes and IT Solutions
Controlling, Planning and Reporting
Board Office
Corporate Governance
Lucia Urbánková Tkáčová
Corporate Governance Officer
+420 956 445 524
Zuzana Nulíčková
Senior Compliance Manager
+420 956 445 549
Alexia Alexiou
Risk Manager
+420 956 445 548
Miroslava Máčayová
Risk Management Associate
+420 956 445 575
Business Processes and IT Solutions
Miloš Maryška
Head of Business Processes and IT Solutions
+420 956 445 571
Sebastian Machat
Business Analyst
+420 956 445 572
Katarína Bartošová
Database Specialist
+420 956 445 567
Martin Vaněk
Junior IT Analyst
+420 956 445 568
Oleksandra Plotnikova
Business Processes Assistant
+420 956 445 546
Controlling, Planning and Reporting
Zdeněk Štěpán
Head of Controlling, Planning and Reporting
+420 956 445 570
Kateřina Dostálová
Controlling Specialist
+420 956 445 539
Filip Krop
Business Data Analyst
+420 956 445 510
Kateřina Kotoulková
Controlling Specialist
+420 956 445 503
Pavel Štěpánek
Controlling Associate
+420 956 445 561
Board Office
Jana Kendíková
Head of Board Office
+420 956 445 581
Pavlína Türková
HR Business Partner
+ 420 956 445 545
Katarina Droppová
Communication and Marketing Specialist
+420 956 445 599
Daniël Novák
Financial Accounting Specialist
+420 956 445 586
Barbora Labíková
Assistant to the Board
+420 956 445 534
Ivana Matoušková
Office Manager
+420 956 445 515
Aneta Mondeková
Front Desk Officer
+420 956 445 505
Linda Kočová
Front Desk Officer Associate
+420 956 426 099

German Branch

German Branch
Fabian Christoph
Geschäftsführer Niederlassung Deutschland
+49 151 58 26 05 33
Christian Engeln
Senior Underwriter
+49 151 58 26 05 32
Aneta Stloukalová
Underwriter
+49 151 58 26 05 31

French Branch

French Branch
Patrick Chevrel
Managing Director Succurcale Française
+33 6 03 61 78 93
Viktor Faucret
Underwriter
+33 6 24 06 53 35
Laurent Hivert
Underwriter
+33 6 11 09 05 42

Dynamic Results

By pursuing our line of long-term stability, strong capitalisation and financial flexibility, strictly conservative investment strategy and prudent underwriting policy, we’ve been able to continue to drive our results without getting lost on the way.

Income Statement
2016
2018
Income Statement
Premiums written
423650
456924
+10.2 %
Property/Casualty
386098
414567
+13.0 %
Life
19 021
19110
-12.9 %
Health
24 708
23246
-15.0 %
Combined ratio
93.2 %
92.5%
+1.8 %
Results from investments
11 195
7282
+19.7 %
Profit before tax
22 404
26176
+4.6 %
Profit for the period
17 083
20812
+18.4 %
Balance Sheet
Investments
451 262
498174
+6.6 %
Total Assets
762 532
845681
+12.9 %
Shareholders’ equity
139 132
168886
+22.2 %
Underwriting provisions
510 406
529302
+4.2 %

Values are in thousands of EUR. Based on Consolidated Financial Statements.

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