Our Speakers

Tobias Caspar
Cyber Risk Engineer Financial Lines, AIG Europe S.A.

Tobias Caspar joined AIG in October 2017 as Cyber Risk Engineer in the Financial Lines division for the DACH region of AIG Europe S.A. Previously, he worked in a similar position at Allianz. Tobias Caspar studied information technology at the University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld. During his studies, he worked as a freelance IT consultant and administrator in various companies. After graduation, he started as IT network specialist GeNUA and switched to consulting in 2008, where he assisted companies with the introduction and further development of ISMS and accompanied major outsourcing projects as Information Security Manager. Tobias Caspar holds a diploma from the University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld for Information Technology and is certified as CISA, CISM, ISO 27001 LI, CEH and CCSP.

Oliver Delvos
Global Cyber Underwriting Manager, Zurich Insurance Company

Oliver Delvos has been appointed Global Cyber Underwriting Manager at Zurich Insurance Company as of January 1, 2020. Prior to that, he headed AIG’s Cyber underwriting team in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Oliver Delvos started his career in 2006 as a graduate of Zurich Global Corporate’s Global Associate Program in London, specializing in large claims. Oliver Delvos moved to Hong Kong in 2011 as a member of the regional management team and was appointed Head of International Claims Asia-Pacific in 2013.
Oliver holds a German degree in Business Law, a Master of Laws (LLM) from Wellington University in New Zealand and a Master of Science from the London School of Economics (UK). He has been Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute in London (FCII) since 2014 and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) since 2018.

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Björn Fehre
Financial Lines Claims Manager Germany & Austria, Chubb Insurance

Björn Fehre joined CHUBB in 2009. Since 2012 he is responsible for the management of the Financial Lines Claims department dealing with Financial Lines Claims in Germany and Austria. He is heading a team of seven fully qualified lawyers. Björn studied law in Hamburg and worked as a lawyer from 2002 to 2009 focusing on banking and capital market law as well as commercial and corporate law.

Hendrik Jauer
Underwriting Manager Financial Lines Switzerland, AXA XL

Hendrik Jauer is Financial Lines Manager at AXA XL in Zurich. He leads a team of four underwriters. As Product Lead EMEA, he is also responsible for the D&O underwriting of AXA XL in Continental Europe. He has worked in Financial Lines for over 23 years. Prior to AXA XL, he held various underwriting and management positions at AIG and Chubb. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Rochester, awarded in 1996.

Rüdiger Kirsch
Global Fidelity Expert, Euler Hermes Deutschland

Rüdiger Kirsch was Head of the Claims Fidelity Department of Euler Hermes Germany for many years. After studying law in Freiburg and Hamburg, Rüdiger Kirsch passed his second state law examination in Hamburg. He has been an admitted lawyer since 1989 with practice in various fields of law. From 1989 onwards he was responsible for handling major losses in the Fidelity insurance sector and from 2002 until the end of 2018 Head of the Fidelity Insurance Division of Euler Hermes. Since 2019 he has been advising and assisting as Senior Legal Adviser, Sales Specialist and Fraud Expert Major Claims and major clients in Germany and abroad.
Since 2010, Mr. Kirsch has been a full member of the GDV’s Fidelity insurance working group and its chairman since 2016.

Lars Kroll
Cyber Security Strategist, Symantec (Deutschland)

In his role as Security Strategist Lars Kroll is responsible for Symantec’s Enterprise customers in Central Europe. He drives cultural change in organizations by working closely with security experts and management teams to protect the business.
He started his career at Vodafone where he gained experience in Telco and Datacentre environments. The change to a Presales Consultant position at Symantec marked his entry into IT Security, which was followed by managing the Austrian Presales Team and the European Security Presales department. Today, his focus areas are strategic security projects and the development of strategic partnerships with customers and partners.

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Pascal Lamia
Director, Reporting and Analysis Centre for Information Assurance MELANI

Pascal Lamia has held the role of Federal IT Security Officer in the Federal IT Steering Unit (FITSU) since September 2000 and took over the general management of the Reporting and Analysis Centre for Information Assurance MELANI with effect from January 2008.

One of his first actions was to set up GovCERT (Federal Computer Emergency Response Team) in or-der to provide a better coverage of MELANI services to operators of critical infrastructures.

Pascal Lamia actively participated in the National Strategy for the Protection of Switzerland against Cyber Risks NCS and supported the Federal Council in its decision to establish a “National Center for Cyber Security” to protect the Swiss general public and the Swiss economy against cyber risks. MELANI, as the core of this new centre, will be strengthened and further expanded in the future.

Dr. Alexander Mahnke
Vorstandsvorsitzender GVNW und CEO Insurance, Siemens AG

Alexander Mahnke has started his career in 1999 at Siemens where he was responsible for the coordination of the Group’s global Casualty and Financial Lines Insurance programs at Siemens Financial Services’ Business Unit Insurance (SFS INS). From 2004 to 2010, he held various positions at AON Jauch & Hübener GmbH, including Managing Director of the Financial Services Group. In 2010, he joined Marsh GmbH where he became Head of Financial & Professional Services (FINPRO) and Credit & Political Risks and was appointed to the extended German Top Management Team in early 2011.
In April 2011, Alexander Mahnke took over responsibility for all insurable risks of the Siemens Group worldwide.
Alexander Mahnke is Chairman of the German Association „Gesamtverband der versicherungs-nehmenden Wirtschaft e.V.” (GVNW).
He has studied the law at Bayreuth, Munich and Montpellier and earned his doctorate at the University of Bochum. He is married with two daughters.

Dr. Paul Malek
Senior Associate, Clyde & Co (Deutschland) LLP

A recognized insurance law specialist, Paul Malek maintains a broad practice focusing on insurance claims in financial and professional lines. He specialises in Cyber insurance, D&O, E&O, professional indemnity (PI) and product liability. Paul advises in most areas of insurance law and has extensive experience in litigation, including corporate and commercial disputes. Paul has advised policyholders, brokers and insurers in complex domestic and international claims as monitoring, coverage and defence counsel.

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Annett Marschollek
Managing Director, DUAL

Annett Marschollek is a lawyer and 52 years old.  She has been working in Financial Lines since 1997. She knows the matter from sales as well as from underwriting and claims perspective. Initially, Annett was responsible for the division at a medium-sized Broker in Germany. She then joined an Underwriting Agency, VOV, for about six years, was appointed Practice Group Leader for Crime/Fidelity and Personnel Guarantee Insurance at Zurich Group in Cologne and Frankfurt. Since 2012, Annett has been Head of Claims, then Managing Director of the MGA DUAL Deutschland, which established its subsidiary DUAL Swiss in mid-2018.

Ronny Weidhase
Group Liability Insurance & Risk Manager, Adecco Group

Ronny is a German qualified lawyer. He joined the Adecco Group in January 2013 in the newly created role of Group Liability Insurance and Risk Manager. In this role Ronny was originally responsible for the Adecco Group’s global commercial lines insurance programs and for Adecco Group’s processes of managing contractual risks. Since the Adecco Group’s decision in 2016 to implement an Employee Benefit captive, he serves as the President of the Board of the captive Adecco International Re AG, and also took over responsibilities in Employee Benefit insurance management. Before joining the Adecco Group Ronny worked at Chubb Insurance and American International Group in various positions in Financial Lines Claims, Underwriting, Product Development and in Legal & Regulatory Affairs.

Prof. Dr. Klaus W. Wellershoff
President of the Board of Directors, Wellershoff & Partners Ltd.

Klaus Wellershoff is the President of the Board, CEO and Senior Client Partner of Wellershoff & Partners Ltd., an international consultancy firm that focuses on global economics, financial markets and comprehensive risk management. From 1995 to 2009, Klaus Wellershoff worked for UBS, serving as Chief Economist starting in 1997. As of 2003, he was Head of Research for the UBS Wealth Management and Business Banking division and served as the Head of the Investment Committee for this division of the bank. From 2003 to 2009 he was Member of the Group Management Board of UBS. Klaus Wellershoff is President of the Board of Directors of ZWEI Wealth Experts AG, President of the Institute of Economics at the University of St. Gallen, Member of the Board of Trustees of the Ernst Schmidheiny and the Resortho Stiftung and he is a Board Member of the Swiss Handball Association.

Candid Wüest
Senior Principal Threat Researcher, Symantec (Schweiz)

Candid Wüest works for Symantec’s global security response team, where he has been going far beyond anti-virus signatures during the last seventeen years. He analyzes new security threats, formulates mitigation strategies and creates research reports on new emerging security trends. Candid has published a book, various whitepapers and has been featured as a security expert in top-tier media outlets. He is a frequent speaker at security-related conferences including RSAC and Area41. He learned coding and the English language on a Commodore 64. He holds a master of computer science from the ETH Zurich and various certifications and patents.

Oliver Wyler
Chief Information Security Officer, Bank Vontobel

Oliver Wyler is Chief Information Security Officer at Vontobel, a globally operating financial expert with Swiss roots, where he leads information security and IT risk for the entire group worldwide.
In this role, Oliver defined the vision and strategy for enterprise information security and technology risk in key areas including governance, policies, awareness, project management, audit, evaluation, incident response, operations, technical investigations, business continuity and disaster recovery. Oliver is a frequent speaker on numerous aspects of information, IT and cyber security.
Oliver holds a degree in computer science, a MAS degree in information security and a MAS degree in integrated risk management.


Regula Elsener
Regula Elsener

Regula Elsener started her journalistic career at the age of 15 as a freelancer for various newspapers and radio stations in Eastern Switzerland. At the age of 21 she made the leap to Swiss television, where she worked as an editor and presenter for nine years (including “TAF”, “Zirkusfestival Monte Carlo”, “Spätausgabe Tagesschau”, “Millionengala”). In 2005 she founded her own company “Relations GmbH – die Medienmacher” and has since worked as a freelance journalist, moderator and media consultant.

The organizers

Markus Haefeli
Markus Haefeli
Chair Financial Lines Forum

Markus Haefeli is a founding partner of Haefeli & Schroeder Financial Lines AG. As the specialist broker for Financial Lines (FL), he focuses on major customers and also developed the first web-based FL-SME comparison and conclusion platform for brokers in Switzerland. Prior to this, the lawyer and economist was Head Financial Lines at Zurich Insurance Company, responsible for the financial loss business in Switzerland. Prior to that, he was responsible at AIG Switzerland & Austria for industrial customers in the FL sector and has many years of consulting experience.

Peter Schroeder
Peter Schroeder
Conference Management Financial Lines Forum

Together with Markus Haefeli, Peter Schroeder is a founding partner of Haefeli & Schroeder Financial Lines AG. He previously headed the Financial Institutions team within the Financial Lines department at Zurich Insurance Company. Prior to that in his career of more than 22 years, Peter Schroeder held various management positions in the Financial Lines area, with technical and personnel responsibility for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He worked for AIG, Allianz, Liberty and Chubb, among others, occasionally in an international environment and with global underwriting responsibility.