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European Insurtech wefox Appoints Jonathan Wismer as Group Chief Financial Officer

Insurtech company wefox is ramping up its efforts for profitable growth and global expansion with the appointment of Jonathan Wismer as its new Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective from 1 October 2023. Wismer, who brings over 25 years of global finance experience and a strong track record of driving profitability, will report directly to wefox CEO Julian Teicke. Current co-founder and CFO Fabian Wesemann will take on the role of Chief Investment Officer (CIO), overseeing the company’s mergers and acquisitions as it prepares to expand internationally. Meanwhile, Christopher Kampshoff, who has successfully led the M&A unit since 2019, will transition into a new operational role within the company.

The addition of Wismer to the team reinforces wefox’s commitment to its global expansion strategy and solidifies its world-class leadership team. Teicke described Wismer as the perfect fit for the company during its transition into a mature scaleup. Wismer expressed excitement about joining wefox at this point in its journey and contributing to its growth and profitability while serving stakeholders.

Prior to joining wefox, Wismer served as CFO for Resolution Life US and held positions such as Deputy CFO and Chief Accounting Officer for AIG. He was also the Group Controller for Zurich Insurance Group and spent nine years at Liberty Mutual, where he eventually became CFO of Liberty International. Earlier in his career, Wismer held senior financial and regulatory reporting roles at Allianz Group and began his career at KPMG LLP. He is a Certified Public Accountant and has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Texas Christian University.

wefox, founded in 2015 by Teicke, Wesemann, and Dario Fazlic, is an insurtech platform that connects insurance companies, distributors, and customers, making insurance more accessible through technology. The company aims to improve insurance by 10 times through its digital solutions. wefox Insurance, its in-house regulated insurance carrier, operates under the wefox umbrella.

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