Zurich: Arndt Stange becomes head of legal expenses, Frank Edelmeier new Motor Boss

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Frank Edelmeier (left) and Arndt Stange.

Zurich Germany is strengthening its legal protection and motor vehicle divisions. Arndt Stange will become the new Head of Legal Expenses on September 1. And on November 1, 2022, Frank Edelmann will take over the management of the automotive segment.

Arndt Stange (54) will head the legal protection division of the Zurich Germany Group as Head of Legal Expenses from September 1, 2022. The appointment follows Zurich’s strategy to sustainably strengthen the legal defense insurance business. Rod reports to Dr. Claudia Max, Underwriting Director of Zurich Group Germany.

In addition to his work as Head of Legal Expenses, Arndt Stange also acts as Managing Director of Zurich Rechtsschutz-Schadenservice GmbH and will be responsible for a new product and service offensive together with the Managing Director of the claims area. In this role he will report to Horst Nussbaumer, COO of Zurich Group Germany.

After his state exam, the trained lawyer worked in various positions in the legal protection business at Alte Leipziger Versicherungs-AG. Most recently, he was a member of the board of Deurag Deutsche Rechtsschutz-Versicherung AG, Signal Iduna’s legal protection insurer. Stange currently holds the position of General Counsel at Händlerbund Management AG.

“We made a strategic decision to invest in the further development of our legal protection business and reposition ourselves here. As part of our new strategy, we want to complete the change to become a legal services insurer and offer our clients a full range of legal advice services”, explains Dr. Claudia Max: “In Arndt Stange we have found an expert in experienced legal protection who will work with us to implement and further develop the strategy.”

New head of the motor mobility division

Frank Edelmeier (52) will become the new Head of Motor Group Zurich Germany from November 1, 2022. Frank Edelmeier reports to Dr. Claudia Max, Underwriting Director, and succeeds Christian Misch, who will take on the role of expert in product and portfolio management engine of Zurich Group Germany.

Edelmeier has decades of market experience in the German auto insurance industry. The Mathematician and Qualified Business Actuary (DAV) was recently responsible for mobility at the Gothaer Versicherung. Before that, he worked for the German company AXA for twelve years, where he was in charge of the engine business. He started his career in 1995 at the Gerling Group, focusing even then on cars.

“I am extremely pleased to be able to further develop the automotive business of the Zurich Germany Group. The strategic orientation of the company and the committed and open people I have already met made me take this step,” says Edelmeier.

“We are delighted that Frank Edelmeier is taking over the helm of the Zurich Group Germany’s engine business. With him, we have been able to gain an extraordinarily experienced and ambitious expert for the motor vehicle division”, says the Max company. It is part of our strategy that we will set further market accents in this segment with constant customer orientation and openness to the technology”.

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