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Howden Germany hires Rainer Breeck to launch and lead new Large Corporate Clients division

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Munich, 4 September 2023 – Howden Germany announces today that it has appointed Rainer Breeck as Managing Director, Large Corporate Clients as it continues to drive growth in the large corporate sector and launches a new division to support this strategy.  

Breeck joins Howden from Aon and has more than three decades of experience in all major areas of the insurance industry. Breeck joined Aon Germany in 2013, and held the role of Deputy Chief Broking Officer and Chief Innovation Officer.  Prior to this, he held management positions with international insurers.  He started his career in 1991 in the reinsurance division of the Gothaer Group, where he was most recently Head of Liability Industry (Operations/Claims).

Breeck will work with Howden's existing resources to expand the service and support provided to large corporations. The focus will be on both insurance solutions and optimising the processes required to deliver them. In addition, Breeck will work with a specialized team to make Howden's growing worldwide network even more accessible to German multinational companies. 

In addition to his new role as Managing Director Large Corporate Clients, Breeck will assume operational responsibility for Howden Markets at Howden Germany. Howden Markets will specifically look after the broker's insurer relationships.

Karl-Heinz Holz, designated CEO of Howden Deutschland AG, commented: "I am very pleased to welcome Rainer Breeck, one of the most distinguished and competent managers in the insurance industry in this country, to our team. He has extensive experience and knows the needs of large companies along the insurance value chain better than anyone else. Rainer will bundle our strengths in this core segment, further develop the business with large corporates and drive our growth. Our ability to attract and retain the industry’s top talent enables us to further enhance our capabilities and provide value-added services to our clients.”

Rainer Breeck, future Managing Director, Large Corporate Clients, added: "Howden has undergone an impressive development. This success will continue and I am very happy to be able to contribute to it in the coming years. The special corporate culture, which focuses on employee participation in the company, the resulting entrepreneurial spirit and client orientation, also offers optimal conditions for this in the long term. Building on the existing strengths in the business with industrial customers, we will continue to develop and strengthen this business area together as a team in the long term. With Howden, we are able to offer real added value for customers and differentiate ourselves from the competition."