For immediate release

Media Contact:

Stefanie Speyrer

+49 (0) 221 9669 4517

Lisa A. Strasser

+1 (203) 977-6006

April 10, 2024 | Cologne, Germany

Newline Europe Names Johannes Beckers as Head of Cyber

Newline Europe Versicherung AG (Newline Europe) today announced the appointment of Johannes Beckers as the new head of Cyber Liability. In this position, Mr. Beckers will oversee and lead the development of Newline Europe’s cyber portfolio throughout the EEA.

Manuel Wirtz, Newline Europe’s chief executive officer, stated, “Johannes' wealth of knowledge and experience is a tremendous asset to our team. We are confident that his deep understanding of cyber risks will enable us to offer innovative solutions that meet our clients’ unique needs.”

Mr. Beckers most recently served as Senior Underwriter at Zurich Gruppe Deutschland. He brings over a decade of underwriting experience to Newline and is also an accomplished speaker and author of numerous cyber risk articles.

Bob Pollock, CEO of Newline Group, added, “Establishing a Cyber practice in Cologne demonstrates our commitment to deliver local, specialized expertise to meet the needs of the growing global cyber market.”

Mr. Beckers is based in Cologne and reports to Mr. Wirtz.

# # #

About Newline Europe Versicherung AG

Newline Europe Versicherung AG is an insurance company licensed by the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) and is based in Cologne. Newline Europe is a subsidiary of Newline Insurance Company Limited and serves as the E.E.A. hub for Newline Group. Newline Group is a market-leading specialist insurer headquartered in London with operations in the UK, Europe, Asia, Australia, Canada and Latin America. In addition to Newline Europe, Newline Group underwrites insurance business through Newline Syndicate 1218 at Lloyd's and Newline Insurance Company Limited. Newline Group is part of Odyssey Group, a leading global reinsurer and specialty insurer. Odyssey Group is a subsidiary of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited. For more information, please visit

< Back to News Home