LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Newline Insurance Company Limited today announced the appointment of Manuel Wirtz as general manager to lead and oversee operations of a new branch office to be established in Germany. Mr. Wirtz comes to Newline with 17 years in the insurance industry, most recently as the Managing Director of Dual Germany.
“We are delighted that Manuel will be at the helm of our new German operation,” said Carl Overy, CEO of Newline Group. “His leadership and expertise in the German market will enable us to hit the ground running, delivering the broad array of specialty casualty products and exceptional service Newline is known for.”
Newline plans to be operational in Germany within 90 days, subject to regulatory approval.
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About Newline Group
Newline Group is a market leading specialty insurance group that operates through two underwriting platforms, Newline Syndicate 1218 at Lloyd’s and Newline Insurance Company Limited. From its headquarters in London, offices in Manchester, Singapore, Melbourne and Malaysia, and presence at Lloyd’s China in Shanghai, Newline underwrites international casualty and cargo business in more than 80 countries around the world. Newline Group is part of Odyssey Re Holdings Corp., whose companies are collectively known as OdysseyRe. OdysseyRe is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance and specialty insurance. With a network of more than 30 offices in 12 countries, OdysseyRe is a global enterprise committed to providing local service. OdysseyRe is wholly-owned by Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited. For more information, visit www.newlinegroup.com.