Handover at Insurtech CLARK’s Top Management: Benedikt Kalteier succeeds Founder Christopher Oster and becomes the new CEO

Source: CLARK, Jonas Reuter

  • Leading European Insurtech CLARK announced today that Founder Christopher Oster personally decided to hand over his role of CEO to current Board member Benedikt Kalteier.

Frankfurt, Monday, June 10, 2024. After almost 10 years of building a profitable business, CLARK Founder Christopher Oster has decided to pass on the leadership of CLARK’s operations. He plans to accompany and support the Company as Chairman of the Supervisory Board in the future. 

Benedikt Kalteier, who has been a member of the CLARK Holding Management Board since the end of 2023 and is currently Managing Director in Germany, will take over the role of CEO. Before his time at CLARK, Benedikt Kalteier gained extensive experience in managing complex corporate structures as CEO of German Digital Insurer, CosmosDirekt, and as Chief Distribution Officer of leading Italian insurance company Generali in Germany, and has a deep understanding of the insurance industry and its players, especially in Europe.

Christopher Oster is convinced: “Benedikt Kalteier combines the ideal prerequisites for CLARK’s sustainable growth in the future. His comprehensive knowledge of the industry, paired with outstanding technological expertise and perfect integration into CLARK’s corporate culture, make him the ideal choice to continue leading CLARK successfully to the next stage. He has already played a key role in the strategic direction of CLARK in recent months and is in close contact with existing and potential new investors.” 

Benedikt Kalteier is looking forward to the new role and the exciting opportunity to continue CLARK’s success story: “Christopher Oster has played a key role in developing the Frankfurt-based start-up into a profitable and internationally oriented InsurTech scale-up with over 800 employees and 2 million customers in Europe. I am grateful for the trust placed in me and determined to focus on our customers, drive the innovation and growth that will make CLARK the leading digital insurance broker in Europe.”

In Germany, Benedikt Kalteier will be succeeded as CEO by Christer Schulz-Gärtner, who has been Managing Director in Germany for many years. Dominik Strebel completes the management team in Germany.

About CLARK 

CLARK is one of the largest global insurtechs. CLARK’s mission is to build Europe’s best insurance advisor to protect the world of its customers. The European broker offers a mobile app through which users can manage their insurance in the most convenient way. Investors like Allianz X, Portage, White Star Capital, Yabeo, and Tencent support the group. Around 30 brands are bundled under the umbrella of the CLARK Group, providing great insurance experiences to more than 2 million consumers in Europe. Over 800 employees work in offices in Frankfurt (headquarters), Berlin, Saarbrücken, Bristol, Manchester, Paris, Zurich, and Leiden.