Fresh newcomers to the Cologne Lab

by | Jul 9, 2020 | Blogposts | 0 comments

Just in time for the second half of 2020, we have received a fresh addition and are expanding our team with two new colleagues. Anna Kessler will strengthen us as new Senior Startup Manager and Stefan Schmid as new Senior Corporate Manager.

Before Anna Kessler joined us, she worked for almost nine years in various positions at Deutsche Bank, most recently in the area of digitization and innovation. Here, for example, she helped build up Deutsche Bank VersicherungsManager as a corporate venture and thus brings the ideal experience for our team and especially for our startups. “I am looking forward to a close exchange with our startups and to supporting them in realizing their vision of the future“.

In her spare time, Anna enjoys exploring new countries. She has already made a stop in more than 50 countries and more will follow as soon as it is possible again.

Stefan Schmid worked for 10 years as a strategy consultant in the insurance sector, most recently at Monitor Deloitte. Now he brings that Munich feeling to our campus and sniffs the beautiful, fresh Cologne air.
Through his experience as an insurance consultant and the support of many small and large projects that he has been able to move, Stefan also brings ideal experiences to our hub.

He is looking forward to building on this in InsurLab Germany and to supporting value-adding projects at the interface between young, innovative and enthusiastic startups with innovation-hungry insurers.
I am looking forward to the exciting challenges in InsurLab Germany. Especially the cooperation with our corporates because together we want to move innovative digital projects forward“.

Our new teammates share a passion for sports, especially when it comes to hiking, cycling or skiing.

We are looking forward to the fresh wind that the two of them bring with tWe are looking forward to the fresh wind that the two of them bring with them, to a great cooperation and an exciting second half of 2020. Dear Anna, dear Stefan – Welcome!