April 30, 2007 13:07 ET

Strong Team Joins ENVIRON Germany

The Former Head of Gerling's Liability Risk Services and Engineering Consultancy Joins ENVIRON as Managing Principal, Together With Key Members of the Team

MUNICH, GERMANY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 30, 2007 -- Ewire -- ENVIRON is pleased to announce the appointment of Joachim C. Schmidtke as Managing Principal of the firm's southern Germany business unit based in Munich. Joachim joins ENVIRON together with Dr. Martina Vosteen, former head of Gerling's risk management and audit practice, and five other highly qualified risk managers and environmental consulting experts.

According to Ian Bailey, President of ENVIRON's European operations: "The association of Joachim and his team strengthens our successful German operations and enhances ENVIRON's ability to deliver comprehensive risk management solutions that integrate environmental and product liability services for our multinational client base. They bring a new dimension to our established range of services, providing in-depth knowledge of liability risk management procedures and claims-related services developed within a leading industrial insurance firm." This type of expansion is consistent with ENVIRON's growth strategy of diversifying services, strengthening existing operations, and expanding geographically to enhance our ability to serve our global clients. Bailey believes that ENVIRON's independent, employee-owned business model provides an ideal platform to attract high calibre, entrepreneurial consultants like Joachim.

Mathias Stein, Co-Managing Principal of ENVIRON's existing German operations, comments: "The demand for high-end consulting services in Germany is very strong. With Joachim and his team joining ENVIRON, we are developing our overall strategic risk management services for multinational clients and taking advantage of a thriving market in southern Germany."

Speaking about his new appointment, Joachim said: "There is almost unlimited potential in ENVIRON's market, which makes it a very exciting time to join the company. The quality of services and experts within ENVIRON is outstanding. The continuing movement towards the globalisation of businesses, combined with the improved position of Germany as a premium region for global investments, means that it really is the perfect time to be joining such a dynamic organisation."

Prior to joining ENVIRON, Joachim was in charge of Gerling Consulting Group's Liability Risk Services and Engineering business unit, serving as the technical competence centre for risk, safety and claims consulting in the Gerling Group, one of Germany's leading industrial insurance companies. Together with Martina Vosteen, Joachim was responsible for organising and planning domestic and international risk management activities, as well as for all liability-related external consulting services directly offered to industrial clients.

For the full release please follow this link:

Contact Information

  • For more information, please contact:
    Joachim C. Schmidtke
    Managing Principal
    +49 89 1392 832 20
    Email Contact

    Ian Bailey
    President, Europe
    +44 20 7495 0576
    Email Contact