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DUAL Appoints Heiner Eickhoff as European Chairman

Manuel Wirtz and Annett Marschollek take over as joint managing directors of DUAL’S German operation.

DUAL, the underwriting arm of the Hyperion Insurance Group, has appointed Heiner Eickhoff as Chairman of its European hub. Heiner founded DUAL Deutschland in 2005 building it into Germany’s leading provider of Financial Lines insurance before diversifying into other lines. 

Manuel Wirtz and Annett Marschollek have been appointed as joint heads of DUAL Deutschland.  Manuel, who came up through the Group’s own leadership programme, has been with DUAL for almost eight years, will take the General Management role including responsibility for underwriting. Annett joined DUAL from Zurich in 2011 as Head of Claims. Annett was also responsible for human resources including talent management.

Shane Doyle, DUAL Group Chief Executive commented, “I’d like to congratulate Heiner on all he has achieved for the Group by establishing our flagship German operation: DUAL Deutschland, one of our most successful and enterprising businesses.  Manuel and Annett will be capable successors to Heiner.  I’m particularly proud that our own leadership programme is already producing the next generation of leaders to take DUAL forward.” 

Heiner Eickhoff said, “I’m delighted that Shane has asked me to take on this new challenge as Chairman of DUAL Europe.  Building DUAL Deutschland has been one of my proudest achievements and I wish Manuel and Annett all the best in continuing its success.”