Achim is the Group CEO of Hannover Re Africa and the Chairman of Lireas. Achim was seconded from Germany for an initial 3 year contract. 16 years later Achim is considered a ‘local’. He has over 25 years of reinsurance experience with the Hannover Re Group. He studied law at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and completed his articles at the Federal State of Rheinland Pfalz in Germany.

Achim saw the potential of Lireas very soon after his arrival as Group CEO, despite a large loan and some challenging, non performing investments. His belief in this business model coupled with his interest and support of Lireas has contributed in a large way to the Company’s success.

The team describes Achim as a fantastic ‘out the box’ thinker who likes to challenge them with unexpected questions and different thinking. Achim’s door is always open which makes him an extremely accessible and valued chairman. He is never satisfied with second best and this motivates the team to achieve even more.