Exigen Insurance Solutions, a leading provider of modern core solutions to insurers delivered through an aligned-outcome business model, today announced the appointment of Wilhelm Zeller as director. Mr. Zeller is the former chief executive officer and executive board chairman of Hannover Re.
“Mr. Zeller’s addition to our board brings even further industry experience and insight to a strong team focused on the exciting market opportunities for our growing and talented organization,” said Exigen Insurance Solutions’ executive chairman, Alec Miloslavsky. “The company will benefit directly from his growth-oriented, business-building approach. Willie shares our vision of technology as a creator of business value in the insurance enterprise and we look forward to his contributions and guidance.”
Mr. Zeller served as CEO at Hannover Re for 13 years. Under Mr. Zeller’s guidance, Hannover Re grew in standing from sixth to third largest reinsurer in the world. His strategy of efficient capital management, active cycle management and a focus on profitability made Hannover Re into the world’s second most profitable reinsurer. Prior to joining Hannover Re, Mr. Zeller was a member of the executive board of Cologne Re from 1977 through 1995. Earlier in his career, he served as the head of the Casualty Department and International Department Non-Life at Zurich Insurance Company.
Currently, Mr. Zeller serves as an independent director on the boards of Axis Capital Holdings, Deutsche Hypothekenbank and Towers Watson & Co. He and his former company have received numerous awards and recognitions from worldwide trade periodicals including Reinsurance Personality of the Year, Reinsurance Company of the Year (five times), the Innovation of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award.
“Exigen Insurance brings a compelling value proposition to an industry in need of transformation,” said Mr. Zeller. “The combination of speed, quality, and value – underpinned by the company’s unique value-based, aligned business model for sharing the risk of large-scale technology modernization – addresses insurer concerns regarding rapid execution and longevity of insurance core systems.”