Leander Metzger has been appointed country manager for the new office in Zurich

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) today announced that it has opened a new office in Zurich, Switzerland, and appointed Leander Metzger as country manager.

“Establishing this new office in Zurich reflects our focus on expanding our presence and relationships throughout the DACH region. It is another important step in our strategy to steadily grow our capabilities, our team, and our local presence throughout Europe,” said Andreas Krause, head of DACH, BHSI.

“Leander has had great success building European relationships and we are excited to have him lead our expansion in Switzerland.”

BHSI is now underwriting property, casualty, and executive & professional lines in Switzerland and expects to launch several other product lines there in the coming months.

Metzger joined BHSI in June 2016 as head of Property, Engineering Lines and Risk Control, and will retain that position along with his new role.