Generali SpA


    Deepest condolences on Mr. Kellner passing


    PRAGUE - It is with the deepest sadness that Generali Group has learned of the passing of Mr. Petr Kellner.

    Mr. Kellner, 56, was the founder and majority shareholder of the Czech investment company PPF Group, headquartered in Prague.

    In 2007, Generali and PPF set up Generali PPF Holding (GPH) to combine all of Generali’s and the PPF Group’s insurance assets in the CEE Region. Generali took full control of GPH in 2015, so as to accelerate the successful development of Generali’s activities in Central and Eastern Europe. At the same time, the holding company’s name was changed to Generali CEE Holding.

    From 2007 till 2013 Petr Kellner was member of the Board of Directors of Assicurazioni Generali.

    Luciano Cirinà, Austria CEE & Russia Regional Officer and CEO of Generali CEE Holding, said: “I’m deeply shocked to learn of Petr Kellner’s death. He was a visionary businessman with whom Generali established a productive economic partnership. Our friendship was sincere and I’ve been lucky enough to get to work with him.”.

    On behalf of all of us at Generali Group we offer our thoughts and condolences to Mr. Petr Kellner family, friends and PPF employees.


    Generali is one of the largest global insurance and asset management providers. Established in 1831, it is present in 50 countries in the world, with a total premium income of € 70.7 billion in 2020. With more than 72,000 employees serving 65.9 million customers, the Group has a leading position in Europe and a growing presence in Asia and Latin America. Commitment to sustainability is one of the enablers of Generali’s strategy, inspired by the ambition is to be the life-time partner to its customers, offering innovative and personalized solutions thanks to an unmatched distribution network. In Austria, Central and Eastern Europe and Russia the Group operates through its Austria, CEE & Russia Regional Office (Prague) in 13 countries as one of the top three insurers in the Region.