At deas, management focuses on tasks and projects. Flat hierarchies are therefore essential to us.
Our employees are encouraged to take personal responsibility in their own thought and action – always in accordance with our corporate philosophy and at eye level with our clients.
deas is headed by eight Managing Directors, who operate with different focuses and from different locations: Dirk Meyer-Hetling (Cologne), Andreas Wendt (Detmold), Andreas Felder (Cologne), Dirk Hemmer (Cologne), Stefan Köster (Cologne), Gerhard Kulbarsch (Munich), Jörg Schröder (Cologne) and Holger Wendorff (Berlin).
The graduate in business administration (FH) and trained insurance clerk has more than 30 years of professional experience in risk and insurance consulting. He initially worked for an owner-managed and later for a group-owned broker company. In his last position, Dirk Meyer-Hetling was a member of the central management of an international insurance broker in Germany for many years.
Dirk Meyer-Hetling, who is based in Cologne, holds the operational business responsibility for the industrial broker of the Ecclesia Group.
Andreas Wendt is a certified insurance professional with emphasis on liability insurance. He joined the Ecclesia Group in 1992, where he has assumed various functional responsibilities. He has many years of experience and comprehensive expertise in alternative risk transfer models (ART) and other areas of broader relevance to the insurance industry.
Andreas Wendt accompanied the Group's entry into the Swiss market, and was active there as local Managing Director for five years. Today, he is a member of the deas Management Board and is primarily responsible for operational management, and also continues to personally look after selected large corporates.
Andreas Felder is a certified insurance professional and, after completing his apprenticeship, he graduated in business administration with a focus on insurance. In 1992, he started his professional career at Interassekuranz Sitt & Overlack GmbH (ISO) and established his own company, Hemmer & Felder GmbH, in 2000. At the same time, he was also active for many years as a lecturer at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences.
After the merger of Hemmer & Felder GmbH with ISO and the subsequent merger with deas in 2020, he was appointed to the Management Board, where he is now responsible for Relationship Management.
Dirk Hemmer completed his vocational training as a professional for insurance and finance and also holds a degree in business administration, specializing in insurance. After his graduation, Dirk Hemmer held various positions at Interassekuranz Sitt & Overlack GmbH (ISO) from 1994 to 2000, before establishing the insurance broker Hemmer & Felder GmbH as shareholder-manager.
Following the merger of Hemmer & Felder GmbH with ISO and the subsequent merger with deas in 2020, he was appointed to the Management Board. In this role, he is responsible for the customer segment commercial/multi-line concepts.
Stefan Köster completed his vocational training as a professional for insurance and finance, followed by studies in business administration with a focus on insurance. After completing his studies in 1995, he began working for Interassekuranz Sitt & Overlack GmbH (ISO).
After holding various positions in the company, he was appointed to the management of the then ISO (now deas Deutsche Assekuranzmakler GmbH) in 2009. In addition to customer service, Stefan Köster has taken on other responsibilities within the Ecclesia Group, including the management of the deas branch office in Cologne/Düsseldorf and his role as Managing Director of Inter-Assekuranz Versicherungsmakler GmbH (IAK).
The certified insurance professional joined deas and Orth in 2017. Gerhard is based in Munich, from where he is responsible for the business operations of the Region South. In previous years, his career led him through various senior management positions. He was the Head of Sales for Germany and Austria of Marsh, a member of the executive board of the insurance brokers Aon and also Südvers. Gerhard Kulbarsch has also gained international experience.
Jörg Schröder completed his professional training as a professional for insurance and finance at the Gerling Group in Cologne before joining Interassekuranz Sitt & Overlack GmbH in 1985.
After holding various positions in the company, he was appointed to the management of the then ISO (now deas Deutsche Assekuranzmakler GmbH) in 2009. Among other things, Jörg Schröder attends to international key accounts and is the head of the Region West.
Holger Wendorff is a certified insurance clerk with many years of experience in industrial insurance business. Other professional posts along the line were at Allianz (Hamburg), Gerling (Hamburg), Kühne & Nagel (Hamburg), Allianz Worldwide Care (Dublin) and AON HRS (Hamburg).
Wendorff, who is now a member of the deas Management Board, joined us in 2001 - when the company still operated under the name of debis and later on under DaimlerChrysler Services Assekuranz Makler GmbH. Today, as a Managing Director, Wendorff focuses on servicing selected international key accounts.