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MS Amlin Appoints Senior Trio to German business

MS Amlin today announces the appointment of three industry veterans to strengthen its German business development and sales functions.

Eva Tkocz has joined the Management Team as Business Development Manager whilst Martina Weisshaar-Olaynig and Helmer Holzschneider have been appointed Sales Managers, responsible for South and Central Germany respectively. All three joined the business on 1 July [and are based in MS Amlin’s Stuttgart office.]

Eva Tkocz is a seasoned insurance industry practitioner with over 20 years’ experience working for national and multinational clients. She has spent the last 10 years in management roles for Willis and most recently Aon, where she was responsible for the SME segment.

Responsible for the development of MS Amlin’s broker contacts, Martina Weisshaar-Olaynig joins from Chubb Insurance where she successfully established their sales organisation in Stuttgart having worked at Marsh for 15 years, latterly as cross-class broker relations manager for its private clients.

Helmer Holzschneider has over 25 years’ experience in corporate insurance and also arrives from Chubb Insurance, where he established its broker sales function in Dusseldorf and was responsible for the central/west region. He previously worked at AXA and ERGO.

Commenting on the new hires, Martin Bircks, Country Manager, for MS Amlin’s German business said:

“The appointment of three distinguished industry figures demonstrates MS Amlin’s ability to attract the leading sector talent in Germany and marks an important step forward with our domestic growth strategy.

“Eva will make a significant contribution to the business as we look to build out our coverholder segment, product development and e-commerce platform and Martina and Helmer bring an unrivalled regional contact book to enhance and grow our SME broker network.”