Volker von Widdern
Chief Executive Officer
Group Risk Committee Member
Volker von Widdern (B.Acc CA (SA) MBA) joined the Constantia Group in July 2016 with an impressive financial and business background in a broad spectrum of insurance activities, focusing specifically on strategic and operational risk management, claims consulting (forensic accounting and claims services) , risk modelling and analytics, and Captive Insurance Company management.
He began his insurance career in 1996 as Financial Manager of Guardrisk Insurance Company Limited (“Guardrisk”), expanding his activities to include operations and underwriting, as well as the servicing of a life and non-life marketing portfolio. He was subsequently appointed Managing Director of Guardrisk Group in 1999.
In October 2002, Mr von Widdern joined Marsh SA (“Marsh”) as a Director. He became a member of the Executive Committee and expanded his activities with Marsh into the global market where he was responsible for the strategic development of risk consulting services in Australasia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East.
These activities resulted in the development of several risk management models across various sectors, and the formation of both insurance products and insurance company structures on innovative bases. In 2013 IRMSA awarded the Risk manager of the Year award to Mr von Widdern.