BERLIN, September 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
Tasos Chatzimichailidis, 53, is the new CEO of the InsurTech wefox, with immediate effect. He succeeds Julian Teicke, who a few weeks ago announced he was starting up the insurance company ONE and has become CEO of the wefox holding company.
Tasos Chatzimichailidis is an internationally experienced insurance executive and entrepreneur. He founded a highly successful broker network in the U.S. and has been responsible for Global Sales, Marketing and Transformation in Europe, the U.S., Asia and Australia for over 15 years with Allianz Group.
CEO Julian Teicke is delighted to have Chatzimichailidis onboard, whom he considers the ideal blend of startup entrepreneur and manager: "Tasos will be able to leverage the wealth of experience he has accumulated over many years to work with the wefox team on building wefox into a global player."
Tasos Chatzimichailidis says of his appointment as CEO, "The global insurance industry has been poised for decades to transition from a product-centric to a customer-focused approach but just didn't have the win-win model. wefox in that win-win model and the CEO position gives me the perfect platform on which to drive this customer-centric transformation for the benefit not only of the customer, but the brokers and insurers we call partners. I am thrilled to be able to lead wefox through its next phase of development, from a tech startup into an world class InsurTech delivering sustainable value for our stakeholders in the months and years ahead."
Initially formed under the FinanceFox brand in Switzerland in November 2014, wefox is an InsurTech company that unites insurance-sector expertise and extensive experience with advanced digital capabilities. Its wefox service platform enables customers, brokers and insurance companies to manage insurance and financial products and business processes smartly and efficiently. The wefox platform combines advanced technology with classic insurance-industry consulting. Since it began operating in Switzerland in 2015, in Germany in October 2015 and in Austria in March 2017, wefox has acquired more than 150,000 policyholders in record time. The company, which has more than 100 employees, works with numerous local insurance brokers in a continuously widening network, and is preparing to expand its activities into other countries. More information: http://www.wefox.de