Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Elevates Dirk Flesch to Head of Marine in Germany

BOSTON & COLOGNE, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) today announced the promotion of Dirk Flesch to Head of Marine in Germany. He was previously Senior Underwriter, Marine, at BHSI.

“Dirk has been pivotal in advancing our marine insurance portfolio and capabilities,” said Andreas Krause, Country Manager, Germany, BHSI. “In his new role, he will lead our efforts to leverage BHSI’s expansive global network and extensive marine expertise to provide our customers and brokers with state-of-the-art marine solutions worldwide.”

Dirk, who has more than 25 years of marine insurance experience, joined BHSI in 2017. In his new role as Head of Marine in Germany, he will oversee underwriting of BHSI’s full line of marine products, including Cargo (Stock-Through-Put & Multinational) & Logistics Liability. He will continue to be based in Cologne and can be reached at +49 221 4555 1974 and via email at

In Europe, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) trades under Berkshire Hathaway European Insurance DAC (BHEI) and Berkshire Hathaway International Insurance Limited (BHIIL). BHEI is an Irish domiciled Designated Activity Company, Registration Number 636883 and Registered Office at 2nd Floor, 7 Grand Canal Street Lower, Dublin D02 KW81. BHEI is an affiliate of Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company (BHSIC), a Nebraska USA domiciled corporation, which provides commercial property, casualty, healthcare professional liability, executive and professional lines, transactional liability, surety, marine, travel, programs, accident and health, medical stop loss, homeowners, and multinational insurance, and BHEI is a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway International Insurance Limited (BHIIL), an incorporated England and Wales limited liability company, Registration Number 3230337 and Registered Office at 8 Fenchurch Place, 4th Floor, London EC3M 4AJ, United Kingdom. BHSIC, BHIIL and BHEI are part of Berkshire Hathaway’s National Indemnity group of insurance companies, which hold financial strength ratings of A++ from AM Best and AA+ from Standard & Poor’s. Based in Boston, BHSI has offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Indianapolis, Irvine, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, San Ramon, Seattle, Stevens Point, Adelaide, Auckland, Brisbane, Cologne, Dubai, Dublin, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, London, Macau, Madrid, Manchester, Melbourne, Munich, Paris, Perth, Singapore, Sydney and Toronto.


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