People

ENTHUSIASTIC, CURIOUS AND RELIABLE

Our team consists of well-qualified enthusiastic experts who are always committed to the concerns of our customers. We are always curious to know which goods are to be insured next. We offer best fitting tailor-made concepts and we give guidance for our brokers and clients  in the world of marine insurance.
We strive to provide our clients with the best possible insurance cover. We work hard to satisfy our customers and to maintain our high service level.

ANDRE BRINKMEIER

Andre's passion for Marine Insurance has been sparked already in the year 2003.  

After having finished his studies of business administration in the south of Germany (Mannheim), Andre has been working as a Marine Cargo and Marine Liability Underwriter for several years, before he joined GFH in the year 2009. 

Since 2016, Andre is the Managing Director of GFH.

MARK VOGEL

Mark started his career more than 20 years ago at Winterthur Insurance HQ in Switzerland. When he fell in love with a girl from Hamburg, he left his home country and joined GFH in the year 2012 to work as an Underwriter for Marine Cargo. 

Today, Mark is the Head of the Marine Cargo Department and is still enthusiastic about the daily challenges in underwriting of global marine cargo risks. 

During his lunch breaks or after work, you might find him fishing at the Elbe River in front of our office.

PETER ALBRECHT

Peter heads our finance, our HR and our administrative matters.

He has collected his expert knowledge and skills in various companies over a period of more than 25 years. Peter holds a diploma in business administration.

ECKHARD SCHEFFLER

Eckhard is - so to speak - the veteran of GFH. Initially having started his career as a freight forwarder, already in the 20th century he decided to work in the transport insurance industry. 

In 2001 he chose to work with GFH. Ever since, he passionately deals with major losses submitted to him from all over the world.

He has proven to be an all-rounder and occasionally also appears as an underwriter.

TIMUR REICH

Timur is a passionate accountant, who loves financial figures and when a puzzle gets completed.  At GFH, he is also in charge for all incoming and outgoing payments. 

Timur is working for GFH since 2017. Before joining us, he has adopted broad experience by working in several auditing firms.

RALF RÖSELER

Ralf loves to help our customers with every day and special requests.

He has been working for GFH as Marine Cargo underwriter since 2018.

Before he joined GFH, Ralf was working as an account manager for marine cargo and marine liability insurance with a Hamburg based insurance broker for 6,5 years.  

Ralf has a Master’s degree in insurance law from University of Hamburg and a bachelor for insurance matters from University of Applied Science in Cologne.

HARDY HEISE

Hardy is happy to respond to your inquiries and claim notices as well. He started to work in the insurance industry in 1998 and completed numerous educations and trainings. 

In 2011 Hardy discovered his affection for Marine Cargo Insurance and since the beginning of 2019 he works for GFH with the tasks underwriting and claims handling. 

With more than 20 years of experience for insurance brokers Hardy knows your needs exactly.

KONRAD KURZ

Konrad has finished his studies of business administration in 2009 and gained a lot of experience in the Marine Insurance Industry during his work as account manager for a Hamburg based marine hull & machinery and P&I insurance broker for almost 7 years. 

Konrad has started as Marine Cargo underwriter at GFH in March 2019 and enjoys to handle and assess the different types of individual enquiries crossing his desk every day.