European Insurtech wefox Appoints Jonathan Wismer as Group Chief Financial Officer

wefox is stepping up its plans for profitable growth and global expansion with the appointment of Jonathan Wismer as its new Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) “effective 1 October 2023.”

Wismer joins the company’s executive team and “reports to CEO Julian Teicke, founder of wefox.”

Co-founder and current CFO, Fabian Wesemann, is “the new Chief Investment Officer (CIO) where he heads up the company’s mergers and acquisitions as wefox prepares to expand its international footprint.”

Christopher Kampshoff, who has successfully “headed up the M&A unit since 2019, will move into a new operational role within the company.”

The appointment of Wismer, who “brings more than 25 years’ global finance experience backed with a strong track record of driving profitability and leading diverse teams, reinforces the company’s world-class leadership team and global expansion strategy.”

Teicke said:

“Jonathan’s experience and strong track record with a number of Fortune 100 international insurance companies make him the perfect fit for wefox as we successfully transition into a mature scaleup.” 

Wismer added:

“I’m thrilled to join the wefox team at this juncture in the company’s journey and to do my part in contributing to its continued growth and focus on profitability, as well as serving its many stakeholders.”

As noted in the update, Wismer most recently was “the CFO for Resolution Life U.S. and prior to that was the Deputy CFO and Chief Accounting Officer for AIG.”

Previously, he was the Group Controller “for Zurich Insurance Group, based in Zurich, having previously spent nine years at Liberty Mutual, culminating with his appointment as CFO, Liberty International.”

He also reportedly “held senior financial and regulatory reporting leadership positions at Allianz Group in Munich, and began his career with KPMG LLP where he spent time in the United States, Switzerland and Germany.”

Born in the United States of America, he holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Texas Christian University, and attended the Insurance Executive Development Program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

As covered, wefox was founded in 2015 “by Julian Teicke, Fabian Wesemann, and Dario Fazlic. wefox is a category-defining insurtech platform that is connecting insurance companies, distributors, and customers, to give the world simple access to digital insurance solutions.”

The goal is to keep people safe “by making insurance 10x better through technology.”

wefox is the parent company of wefox Insurance, which is “the in-house regulated insurance carrier.”

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