CEO of Generali Poland Roger Hodgkiss named the Financier of the Year 2020
18 March 2021
Roger Hodgkiss, President of the Management Board of Generali companies in Poland, was awarded by Gazeta Finansowa with the title of the Financier of the Year 2020.
The editors chose fifteen managers who played a significant role on the Polish financial market last year. The list published by the weekly includes, among others, leaders of banks, brokerage and insurance companies, asset managers and loans.
Roger Hodgkiss, President of the Management Board and CEO of Generali Poland insurance companies, comments: “I am very pleased that my work for Generali and my twelve-year activity on the Polish market have been noticed and appreciated. Teamwork is what I appreciate and I know that Generali's success is made up of effort by many people - our employees and agents. Thank you very much for the work they do so that Generali could be a lifetime partner for its clients".
Roger Hodgkiss joined Generali in November 2019 as member of the management team responsible for the P&C Sales network and Marketing. He holds an engineering degree (with honours) from the University of Liverpool and is a UK-Qualified Chartered Accountant. Prior to his experience in Poland, he served as Commercial Director of Intouch Insurance and CEO of AAS Balta in Latvia. From 2009 to 2015 Roger was CEO of Polish insurer Link4 and overviewed the transformation of the company from a pure direct insurer to a multi-channel insurer, establishing Link4 as a credible player on the Polish market. In 2016, he joined the Management Board of PZU SA and PZU Życie.
In 2019, Generali Poland, the 5th largest insurer in the country, had its record year since its foundation in terms of both Premiums and profitability. Gross Written Premiums (GWP) amounted to € 668 million in 2019 of which € 461 million were in the Non-Life business and € 207 million in the Life business. Generali Investments in Poland posted € 33 million in sales revenue. Generali Poland, with 1,600 employees, is successfully implementing its strategy for profitable growth and expansion in non-motor segments.
Generali Poland is very well assessed by its customers, as Generali Poland received the Friendly Insurance Company Award. In the research for car insurance provided by the Polish Institute of Quality Research, the respondents assessed that Generali has the best claims settlement in the market. In Poland, Generali also supports initiatives for communities, including the “Grateful to Medics” campaign of Caritas Polska. As a part of this campaign, Generali financed the 48 respirators, out of a total of 100 devices bought by Caritas for Polish hospitals. In cooperation with other insurers, Generali in Poland also supported the Central Clinical Hospital of the Ministry of Interior and Administration in Warsaw.