Everest Re Appoints Knipper to Head Its Continental Europe Operations

Bermuda-based Everest Re Group Ltd. announced that Stephan Knipper joins the company as managing director Continental Europe (subject to regulatory approval), based in Zurich.

Knipper joins Everest with more than 25 years of industry experience, most recently as CEO and president, Axis Re Europe, where he was instrumental in building a strong European platform, Everest Re said in a statement.

Prior to joining Axis in 2003, he had been a member of the board of Gerling Global Re, Cologne in addition to holding executive director positions for various Gerling subsidiaries. Knipper has a degree in economics from University Freiburg and holds a law degree from University Bonn.

Andrew Carrier, head of European and Asia Pacific Operations, commented: “Stephan’s leadership track record in the European reinsurance market speaks for itself. We are excited to have someone of his caliber join our team and help build our Zurich presence in the market.”

John Doucette CEO of Everest Re Reinsurance division further commented: “Hiring a leader such as Stephan underlines our commitment to the Zurich market and the development of our Continental European strategy.”

Source: Everest Re Group Ltd.