Board Members

President

Simon WARR - AmTrust International

No. 2 Minster Court Mincing Lane
EC3R 7BB
London [United Kingdom]
www.amtrusteurope.com

Curriculum vitae

Simon was elected President in April 2017. He has been involved with RIAD since 2010. He has been  Board member and Vice-President since October 2012.

Simon is one of the very few legal expenses underwriters to write business in both the Lloyd’s and company markets. He has been involved in promoting and establishing new markets for legal protection insurance in countries around the world.

Simon has worked for AmTrust International for the past seven years and currently runs the underwriting teams across three sites in the UK. He has been working in the legal expenses industry since 1989.

Vice-president

Nantia STAVROGIANNI - D.A.S. Hellas

411 Vouliagmenis Av.
16346 Ilioupoli [Greece]
www.das.gr

Curriculum vitae

Nantia Stavrogianni was elected Vice-President in April 2017. She has been Board member since September 2014.

Nantia Stavrogianni is CEO & Vice Chairman of D.A.S. Hellas S.A., the specialized Legal Protection Insurance Company that holds a leading position in Greek Legal Protection Insurance market since 1971.

Nantia Stavrogianni completed her studies at National Technical University of Athens as Electrical and Computer Engineer in 1993. She holds a Master in Business Administration and Diploma in Sales Management. She made her first professional steps as a Programmer-Analyst at ICAP Hellas S.A. In 1994 she joined D.A.S. Hellas assuming several leading positions. She started as IT Manager, undertaking to plan and develop company’s IT system. Afterwards, she assumed the post of Sales Management (2006-2011) and Internal Administration (2010-2011) until July 2011, when she became CEO and Vice Chairman of the company.

In 2014 Nantia Stavrogianni became Chairman of Legal Protection Committee of Hellenic Association of Insurance Companies. She is also member of Technical Chamber of Greece, Association of Chief Executive Officers, Association of Representatives & Executives of Insurance Companies, CEO Clubs Greece and Hellenic Management Association.

She is married and has two daughters, Natalia and Nikoleta.

Members

Jan MOERLAND - D.A.S. Rechtsbijstand

De Entree 222
1101 EE Amsterdam [Netherlands]
www.das.nl

Curriculum vitae

Jan Moerland was elected RIAD Board member for the first time in November 2009; his mandate was renewed in November 2013.

Jan is member of  the Board of Directors of DAS Netherlands. He is responsible for Claims management, Underwriting, Legal management and Quality management.

Jan Moerland was born in 1957, has a master’s degree in Dutch Law and lives in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Daniel SIEGRIST - Coop Rechtsschutz AG

Entfelderstrasse 2
CH-5001 Aarau [Switzerland]
www.cooprecht.ch

Curriculum vitae

Daniel Siegrist was elected Board member in May 2014.

Born on 6th August 1959, Daniel Siegrist studied law at the University of Bern and graduated as an Advocate of the Canton of Bern. In 2004 Daniel Siegrist did post-graduate studies of SKU (Swiss Course for Business Management).

Daniel Siegrist started his career as lawyer in Bern, specialised in material damage. He began working for Coop Rechtsschutz in 1993, first as Head of Legal Services and then as Head of Customer and Product Management. Daniel has been member of the Executive Board of Coop Rechtsschutz since 1993 and has become CEO of Coop Rechtsschutz and Managing Director of Helsana Rechtsschutz AG in 2008. He also was Board member of SEV Versicherungen from 2009 to 2012.

Jitka CHIZZOLA - D.A.S. pojišt'ovna právní ochrany, a.s.

Benešovská 40
101 00 Prague 10 [Czech Republic]
www.das.cz

Curriculum vitae

Jitka Chizzola was elected Board member in September 2011; her mandate was renewed in September 2014.

Jitka is Chairman of the legal protection insurer DAS Group in the Czech Republic. Prior to her appointment as Chairman in 2010, she had been a DAS Board Member since 1994.

Jitka Chizzola began her professional career as manager, marketing specialist and director in Austria. She held management positions in companies including Vossen Frottier and Minolta Export. In 1994, she singlehandedly launched DAS Legal Protection Insurance from scratch in the Czech Republic. Her legal protection know-how, drive and creativity have allowed DAS to become a flourishing market leader and legal protection pioneer for the entire Czech market.

Barbara HAYNES - DAS Canada

390 Bay Street, Suite 1610
Toronto, Ontario M5H 2Y2 [Canada]
www.das.ca

Curriculum vitae

Barbara was elected Board member in April 2016.

She is the founding President and CEO of DAS Legal Protection Insurance Company Limited, which launched in Canada in 2010 and in 2016 has been recognised as one of this year’s Best Workplaces in Canada. Barbara has more than 25 years experience in the insurance industry, with a background in underwriting management, sales leadership, marketing and operations both with insurers and brokers. After beginning her career in the UK she moved to Canada where she held a number of varied and exciting positions including VP Special Risks for Sun Alliance Canada, VP of Commercial, CIBC Insurance, and SVP Sales & Distribution for Zurich Canada. She then ran brokerage operations at Canada Brokerlink and BFL.

Rainer TÖGEL - D.A.S. Deutscher Automobil Schutz, Allg. Rechtsschutz-Versicherungs-AG

Thomas-Dehler-Strasse 2
81728 Munich [Germany]
www.das.de

Curriculum vitae

Rainer Tögel was elected Board member for the first time in March 2012, his mandate was renewed in April 2015.

He became member of the Board of D.A.S. Legal Protection Insurer AG Germany in 2005 and since 2008 he holds the position as CEO of D.A.S. Germany. In January 2015 he also became member of the Board of Ergo (Part of the Munich Re Group), the mother company of DAS.

Rainer Tögel holds an LL.M. from the University of Hamburg, passed his First and Second Law State Examination and completed his practical training (preparatory service) in Bremen. Following his studies, he worked as a lawyer in the office of Düsing & Kollegen. In 1989, he became an assistant to the president of the insurance company formerly known as Victoria Holding AG. From there, he went on becoming the head of the department for claims and contracts in the health insurance section of Victoria Holding AG. In addition, from 1998 till 2005 he acted as board member responsible for claims, contracts, services and product management. Later, Rainer Tögel was in charge of the claims service and management as a Board member of the DKV German Health Insurance AG and then as a Board member of the Hamburg-Mannheimer Legal Protection Insurer AG.

Nicolas ZAVALICHINE - AXA Legal Protection
 

1 place Victorien Sardou
78160 Marly-le-Roi, France
www.axa-juridica.com

Curriculum vitae

Nicolas Zavalichine was elected Board member in April 2017.

Nicolas has been CEO of AXA Legal Protection since March 2016. He joined the AXA Group in 1992 where he has held numerous high-level management positions. Nicolas Zavalichine has a firm grasp of innovation in the industry and, as a skilled actuary, he is very conscious of their impact on the legal protection market.