Sompo appoints Malte Dittmann as Country Manager, Insurance for Germany and Austria / Annette Wolff to lead Germany and Austria Professional Lines Insurance team

August 17, 2023

COLOGNE, Germany – August 17, 2023 – Sompo, a leading global provider of commercial and consumer property and casualty (re)insurance, today announced the appointment of Malte Dittmann as Country Manager of its insurance operations in Germany and Austria, effective September 1. He will be based in Cologne and report to Ralph Brand, President Continental Europe Insurance.

Mr. Brand said, “Germany and Austria are key growth areas for Sompo and Malte’s strong leadership skills, extensive industry experience and market knowledge will be pivotal in taking our business, across these countries, to the next level. I’m truly looking forward to working with Malte as we further build and strengthen our relationships with brokers and clients in Germany and Austria and develop solutions that address their needs.”

Mr. Dittmann joins Sompo from HDI Versicherung, where he was a member of the board. His previous experience also includes leadership and underwriting positions at Gothaer Allgemeine Versicherung, CNA Hardy, and Chubb.

Further, as of September 1, Annette Wolff has been appointed to Head of Professional Lines Insurance for Germany and Austria. She will report into Mr. Dittmann and Mathieu Borneuf, Head of Professional Lines Continental Europe Insurance.

“Annette brings a great combination of underwriting and leadership skills to her new position. Together with a growing team of experienced Professional Lines underwriters, she will lead our efforts to continue strengthening our offerings and services in this important line of business,” Mr. Brand added.

Ms. Wolff has been with Sompo since January 2022, holding both underwriting as well as business development and management roles.


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“Sompo” refers to Sompo International Holdings Ltd., a Bermuda-based holding company, together with its consolidated subsidiaries. Through its operating subsidiaries, Sompo is a leading global provider of commercial and consumer property and casualty (re)insurance. Sompo International Holdings Ltd. is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Sompo Holdings, Inc. (“Sompo Holdings”). With more than 9000 employees at Sompo, 75,000 employees total worldwide, entities in over 46 countries and over USD 35 billion in Gross Written Premiums, Sompo Holdings is one of the leading property and casualty insurance groups in the world. Sompo Holdings maintains excellent financial strength as evidenced by the ratings of A+ (Superior) from A.M. Best (XV size category) and A+ (Strong) from Standard and Poor’s on its principal operating subsidiaries. For more information about Sompo, follow us on LinkedIn or please visit


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