News from Echo Re / Agricultural Reinsurance


Zürich, 07.12.2017

We are delighted to announce that ECHO RE can now provide you with service in the area of Agricultural Reinsurance.

We are proud to advise that Thomas Heintz, a recognised expert in this sector, has joined our company.  Thomas has gathered substantial experience during his 28 year career in the Agriculture Insurance market and has successfully built up global reinsurance portfolios for his previous employers.  His new role will encompass crop, livestock, aquaculture and forestry risk.

As Head Agriculture, Thomas Heintz will be responsible for the worldwide agriculture reinsurance business of the DEVK Group and will work closely with the various underwriters in charge of non-agro in the respective markets. He is based in Zurich with ECHO RE and is supported by a small specialist and experienced team.

As you may be aware, our sister company DEVK RE writes business from Europe (and plans to write US/Canada from 2018 onwards) and ECHO RE writes business from  Asia, MENA,  Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean. Accordingly the Agro Team will write into the books of the two carriers. Mr. Heintz’ contact details are as follows: or phone: +41-44 283 1610.


Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Bernd Zens                                          Dr. Peter F. Hugger

Chairman of the Board                       Chief Executive Officer