Roger Hodgkiss to become new President of the Board of Directors and CEO of Generali Poland
19 November 2020
Warsaw – During the Supervisory Board held today, 19th November 2020, Roger Hodgkiss was nominated, with immediate effect, new President of the Management Board and CEO of Generali Poland insurance companies. The Supervisory Board’s decision is subject to the approval by the Polish Financial Supervision Authority.
The current President of the Board of Directors and CEO of Generali Poland Maciej Fedyna stepped down from all the positions he held within Generali Group in Poland due to personal reasons.
Luciano Cirinà, Austria, CEE & Russia Regional Officer and CEO of Generali CEE Holding, commented: “I am delighted to be able to invest in the great professional qualities of Roger as an internal candidate. He will contribute to the execution of the strategy and further drive excellence in all the sectors that Generali Group in Poland operates in. I wish Roger all the best with his new responsibilities. I would also like to express my gratitude to Maciej Fedyna for his long-term contribution and commitment. On behalf of the Generali Group, I wish him all the best both in his personal and professional life.”
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 € 638 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.
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.