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Cologne, Germany Reinsurance


www.devk-re.com reinsurance@devk.de

DEVK RE was founded in Cologne, Germany in 1997, Echo Re in Zurich, Switzerland in 2008, as fully owned subsidiaries of the DEVK Insurance Group. DEVK Insurance was founded in 1886 with a focus on the insurance needs of German railway workers. It opened to the public in the late 1970ies and is today a major German private lines insurer located in Cologne.

The two reinsurance sister companies within the DEVK Insurance Group are both multiline reinsurance companies who have split the world between themselves according to territory: DEVK RE underwrites business from Europe, Israel, the US and Canada while Echo Re handles business from Asia, Africa, MENA and Latin America. Both companies write exclusively treaty reinsurance, with a very strong focus on nonlife business. They share their specialty lines underwriting resources to make best use out of the know-how and to develop globally diversified portfolios.

Board of Directors

Gottfried Rüßmann

Michael Knaup

Bernd Zens

CEO: Gottfried Rüßmann

CFO: Bernd Zens

COO: Michael Knaup

CUO: Wolfgang Jöbkes


Renate Kerpen


+49 221 7574414

+49 152 53342174