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wefox appoints Hanna Jacobsson to Board

9th June 2022 - Author: Jack Willard

wefox, a Berlin-based full-stack digital insurance company has appointed Hanna Jacobsson to the Board.

The company has stated that Jacobsson will serve as a Non-Executive Director with immediate effect.

An actuary by profession, Jacobsson started out her career specialising in finance and held roles such as Vice Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Skandia, as well as group CFO at Nordea Life and Pensions.

She later expanded her career by joining Swedish fintech company – Klarna, as Chief Risk Officer.

As a very highly regarded and respected individual in her field, her values, experiences and skill set will benefit both established organisations and fast-growing scale-ups like wefox.

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Jacobsson, commented: “wefox is disrupting and reinventing the world of insurance. In so doing, it has kept people at the heart of the business through its indirect distribution model. Added to that are a culture and value set that mirror my own.

“I am looking forward to playing my part in taking insurance to the next level by making it more transparent and more relevant to today‘s evolving customer by leveraging technology to help customers prevent risk.”

Julian Teicke, CEO and founder of wefox, added: “As we continue to double our revenues and maintain our focus on growth with a clear path towards profitability, we are also strengthening our Board with the appointment of Hanna who is a senior fintech professional with  invaluable experience.

“To have Hanna join our Board, and chair our Risk Committee, will undoubtedly help us accelerate our strategic priorities – to reinstate the original purpose of insurance, protect people against unforeseen events and support them in their times of need.”

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