Echo Re – New CEO from March 1, 2018

Zürich, 26.01.2018

Dear Business Partners,

Herewith we would like to inform you that Echo Reinsurance Ltd. appointed Mr. Gilles Meyer as our new Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Meyer will start on this position as per March 1, 2018.

Mr. Gilles Meyer has a very solid background: he disposes over 35 years of worldwide life and non-life reinsurance experience and has international market experience including markets in Asia, Middle East and Latin America.

Mr. Meyer had been working six years as Chief Executive Officer of Scor Global Life (2008-2013) with responsibility for over 900 employees in 25 offices worldwide.

Furthermore, Mr. Meyer is member of various Boards and Risk and Audit Committees in the financial industry including Chairman-position.

The Board of Management and the whole Echo Re Team are looking forward to the cooperation with Mr. Gilles Meyer and give him a warm welcome.


Yours sincerely

Bernd Zens
Chairman of the Board


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