Board Members


Simon WARR - AmTrust International

No. 2 Minster Court Mincing Lane
London [United Kingdom]

Curriculum vitae

Simon Warr started his engagement with RIAD in 2010, joined the RIAD Board in 2013 and was elected President in April 2017.

He 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 ten years and currently runs the underwriting teams across three sites in the UK.


Nicolas ZAVALICHINE - AXA Partners
6 rue André Gide
92320 Châtillon, France

Curriculum vitae

Nicolas Zavalichine was elected RIAD Board member in April 2017 and became Vice-President in April 2018.

He has been CEO of AXA Partners since March 2016 after having 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 legal expenses industry since 1989. and, as a skilled actuary, he is very conscious of their impact on the legal protection market.


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

Benešovská 40
101 00 Prague 10 [Czech Republic]

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.

Rissa REVIN - DAS Canada

390 Bay Street, 22nd Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5H 2Y2 [Canada]

Henrik A. JENSEN - Legal Insurance Group AS

Hammersborg torg 3,
N-0179 Oslo

Curriculum vitae

Henrik A. Jensen was elected a board member of RIAD in October 2017, and has been attending RIAD since 2014.

Henrik is a legal entrepreneur in Norway and started his first legal business in 1997, offering legal counselling and automated legal contracts and documents over the Internet through the law firm Legalis. In 2011 Henrik founded the companies Legal Insurance Group as cover-holder and Legal24 as claim handler to offer legal protection insurance in the Nordic markets. As of 2016 he has also introduced litigation funding through the company Therium Nordic in the Nordics.

Henrik is a lawyer with admittance to the Norwegian supreme court and speaks English and German.

Daniel SIEGRIST - Coop Rechtsschutz AG

Entfelderstrasse 2
CH-5001 Aarau [Switzerland]

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.

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

Thomas-Dehler-Strasse 2
81728 Munich [Germany]

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.