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Berkshire (BHSI) enters Swiss market, appoints leader

19th July 2022 - Author: Matt Sheehan

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI), the insurance arm of Warren Buffett’s global insurance and reinsurance company, has opened a new office in Zurich, Switzerland, and appointed Leander Metzger as Country Manager.

switzerland-flagLeander joined BHSI in June 2016 as Head of Property, Engineering Lines and Risk Control, and will retain that position along with his new role.

He has more than 25 years of industry experience, and held management positions with both insurance brokers and insurers before coming to BHSI.

“Establishing this new office in Zurich reflects our focus on expanding our presence and relationships throughout the DACH region. It is another important step in our strategy to steadily grow our capabilities, our team, and our local presence throughout Europe,” said Andreas Krause, Head of DACH, BHSI.

“Leander has had great success building European relationships and we are excited to have him lead our expansion in Switzerland.”

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BHSI is now underwriting property, casualty, and executive & professional lines in Switzerland and expects to launch several other product lines there in the coming months.

“We look forward to building our team in Zurich and bringing BHSI’s commitment to excellent technical underwriting and service and our CLAIMS IS OUR PRODUCT philosophy to customers and brokers throughout Switzerland,” said Metzger.

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