Officers & Directors

President

Matthias Pickave

CPCU, ARe

Matthias was born in Germany. He studied Business Administration at the University of Augsburg (Germany) and has a MBA from the University of Dayton (Ohio, USA). Matthias started his career in an analyst development program at Progressive in Cleveland. In 2010 he joined Munich Re. Since then he gained expertise in corporate reserving, controlling and as chief of staff. Since 2017 he is working as a Casualty Underwriter. Matthias is a 2018 CPCU designee.

Vice President

Birgit Vosper

CPCU, ARe, AIS

Birgit Vosper, CPCU, ARe, AIS, is a claims lawyer currently relocating to Munich, Germany. After graduating from University in Munich in 2002, Germany, Birgit joined GE Frankona Re as a casualty claims specialist dealing with US D&O, PI, and Pharma Claims. In 2007 she accepted a role as Legal Counsel at Munich Re, Munich and was most recently vice president casulaty for major loss claims for AIG in London. Birgit is a qualified sports teacher and loves movies. Birgit is a 2007 CPCU designee.

Secretary 

Tony Barker

Head Claims Operations - Europe Middle East and Africa at Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, Ltd

Treasurer

Pierre Fonteyne

CPCU

Pierre Fonteyne, CPCU, was born on March 11, 1946. He studied business administration at Brussels Free University (Solvay Business School) and later completed the CPCU program. Fonteyne spent 10 years with the broker Henrijean, later acquired by Marsh. He specialized in writing international liability programs for Belgian companies having activities worldwide. Fonteyne lectures on liability insurance at the training center of the Union of Belgian Insurers.

Immediate Past President

Vincent Bonny

Dr.Sc., CPCU, ARM, ARe

Vincent was born in Switzerland. After graduating in Physics from the University in Neuchâtel, he embarked for a PhD in the field of nanostructured materials at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and at the Paul Scherrer Institute. Afterwards he joined an IT company in 2001. He worked on numerous projects spanning different industries (banking, health insurance, machine, administration, transport and leisure), where he specialized in data warehousing, business intelligence and data mining. In 2010 he joined Swiss Re as Head of Business Analysis. Vincent is a 2016 CPCU designee.

Director

Anthony E. Fienberg

CPCU, ARe

Anthony was born in Chicago and earned a BA in economics from Franklin & Marshall College. He began his career in the ’90s as underwriter with Prudential Re’s International Dept. He then started up CIGNA’s Directors & Officers Liability continental European business, based in Paris. After ACE took over CIGNA’s international operations, he joined Chubb to develop its middle market business for the financial lines). He is now also heavily involved on a pan-European basis in management information and operations for Chubb’s Specialty Insurance Division, as well as alternative distribution for the D&O product (banks, other insurers).

Director

Dan Hess

CPCU, ARM

Dan passed his last CPCU exam in 1989 and attended the conferment in Anaheim CA. Dan has about 42 years of insurance experience. Dan runs his own MGA AAA Insurance AG in Zurich, Switzerland as a Lloyd’s coverholder. From 2001 to 2014 he also ran another MGA in Switzerland. He is an expert in Financial lines such as Professional Liability, D&O and Financial Institutions.