Zurich, March 01, 2022 – Today, the Swiss-based reinsurer Echo Re announced Fabian Pütz as its future Chief Executive Officer. In this role, he will succeed Gilles Meyer who has been with Echo Re for five years and will be reaching retirement age in May this year.

“We cannot thank Gilles enough for his very valuable contribution in raising Echo Re’s underwriting profile through strategic initiatives allowing the company to thrive in the future. We wish him all the best for his well-deserved retirement after a remarkable career in the reinsurance industry,” said Bernd Zens, Chairman of Echo Re. “At the same time, we are very pleased to announce that Fabian Pütz will succeed in the role as Chief Executive Officer with effect from May 2022 as part of a long-term internal succession plan. With his significant impetus during the last three years with Echo Re he has proven his ability and dedication to develop Echo Re from both a strategic and operational perspective. The experience he gained from different positions within the DEVK group makes him the ideal candidate to further build on the very strong basis set by Echo Re’s Management together with the whole team. We wish Fabian all the best in this pivotal role in our company.”

Fabian Pütz joined Echo Re in August 2018 as the Head of Echo Re’s Controlling, Technical Accounting&Claims and BI/Reporting activities. Before joining Echo Re, Fabian has been working for its parent group DEVK since 2011. In his last role at group level, he served as Executive Assistant to Mr. Bernd Zens (Group Chief Financial Officer and Chairman of Echo Re). In this capacity, he was mainly involved in the group-wide reinsurance and asset management activities with focus on alternative investment strategies. Fabian holds a PhD in Business from Kemmy Business School (University of Limerick, Ireland) and a Master of Science in Insurance Management (University of Applied Science, Cologne).

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Press contact:

Gregor Schulte, Chief Financial & Operating Officer, phone +41 44 283 16 17, gregor.schulte@echore.com

About Echo Re Ltd

Echo Re Ltd. is a Zurich-based reinsurer founded in 2008 as a wholly owned subsidiary of the German DEVK Group (Rating “A-“ confirmed from Standard & Poor’s and Fitch). Echo Re serves clients in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean with dedicated and extensive reinsurance know how in P&C as well as Specialty Lines of Business such as Agriculture, Marine/Energy, Engineering, Extended Warranty,  Credit/Bond and Cyber.