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Berkshire Hathaway Specialty hires Alfred Barth from Gielisch

8th January 2019 - Author: Matt Sheehan

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI), the insurance arm of Warren Buffett’s global insurance and reinsurance company, has announced the appointment of Alfred Barth as Senior Claims Adjuster in Germany.

alfred-barthBarth joins BHSI after nearly four decades at C. Gielisch GmbH in Düsseldorf, where he most recently served as Senior Loss Adjuster, Division Manager and an Executive Board Member.

He began his career at Gielisch in 1981 in Cologne as a Surveyor and Loss Adjuster.

BHSI explained that the appointment of Barth, who will continue to be based in Düsseldorf, would support the expansion of its team in Europe.

“Alfred brings extensive experience of managing claims operations, leading coinsurance markets on claims across the world and handling both high volume and high complexity losses,” said Andrew Walker, Head of Claims at BHSI Europe.

“Most importantly, he shares our commitment to providing customers with an excellent claims product,” he added. “We are pleased to have him at the helm bringing our claims service to customers in Germany and throughout Europe.”

BHSI has offices in Munich and Düsseldorf and underwrites property, casualty, medical malpractice, marine and executive & professional lines for a broad range of business segments in Germany.

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