Dr. Max Rössler
Robert Woodthorpe Browne MBE
Board of Management
Eberhard Lau (Chairman)
Dr. Max Rössler
Stefan Brauel (CEO)
Eberhard Lau (1957) started his career in the insurance sector 1979. Since that time he has worked in a variety of roles including managing director and sales supervisor in different international insurance brokers and companies.
Since 2001 he has been managing director of a German insurance broker in Hamburg and a business consultant.
Eberhard Lau has unique knowledge of the energy and construction sectors with particular reference to Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, Turkmenistan and other former countries of RF.
Eberhard Lau holds shares in a Swiss holding company, a German real estate company and is a shareholder and member of the Supervisory Board (Chairman) of Berlin London Beteiligungs Holding AG, Berlin.
Dr. Max Rössler (1940) studied mathematics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich). He then worked in research in applied mathematics and space science for several years at ETH Zurich and Harvard University in Cambridge (with a contract from NASA).
In 1978 Dr. Rössler changed to Schweizerische Kreditanstalt (now Credit Suisse) as head of analysis for fixed income products and became also responsible for the management of a number of investment trusts with a total size of over 12 billion CHF.
In recent years Dr. Rössler was adviser for several financial institutions, among them the bank Dominick Company AG, the insurance company SUVA and Bank Reichmuth & Co., all in Switzerland.
Dr. Rössler is also a renowned investor and board member in various companies.
Since 2015, Dr. Rössler is a shareholder and member of the Supervisory Board of Berlin London Beteiligungs Holding AG, Berlin.
In 1987 Thomas Schiwek (1965) started his career in the insurance sector. After graduating as insurance salesman, he worked in various positions at the Zurich Insurance Group such as Underwriter in Industry-Insurance and Reinsurance and Head of Claims Department.
Thomas Schiwek is majority shareholder of W. Ahrendt & Co. GmbH (WACOGROUP) in Hamburg. The company acts in the insurance and claims industry since 1897 and is a General Agent of the Zurich Insurance Group.
Furthermore, Thomas Schiwek is co-owner of an insurance broker which has been set up in 2016 in Hamburg.
Since 2018, Thomas Schiwek is a shareholder and member of the Supervisory Board of Berlin London Beteiligungs Holding AG, Berlin.
From 2014-2015 Stefan Brauel was invited by the owners of BVAG Berliner Versicherung Aktiengesellschaft, Berlin, to run the company.
Since 2015 Stefan has been a shareholder in and member of the Board of Management (Chairman) of Berlin London Beteiligungs Holding AG, Berlin.
Stefan Brauel (1961) studied law at the University of Passau. He started his career at Allgemeine Kreditversicherung AG in Mainz. In 2001 he was appointed to the board of management of Coface Deutschland AG, Mainz, and to the executive committee Coface S.A., Paris.
From 2011-2012 Stefan Brauel was member of the board of management of GFKL Financial Services AG in Essen, a receivables management company. He was primarily responsible for sales and marketing.
From 2013-2015 he took care for a start-up in the Rolf Deyhle Group which developed an invoicing tool for German mid-sized sector companies.
Robert Woodthorpe Browne MBE
Robert Woodthorpe Browne is a well experienced reinsurance and insurance expert, based in London, with a territorial specialisation in Africa, Middle East, Central Europe and the former Soviet Union. He has taken international responsibility in the insurance and reinsurance sector as Director for various companies such as PLAIRE S.A. Paris and Bain Clarkson (Later Aon Group).
Concentrating on the Third World, he founded the African Insurance Conference when working in Mauritius. After 20 years concentrating on Africa and the Middle East, he moved on to Central and Eastern Europe following the end of the Iron Curtain era, eventually becoming a Consultant to major Russian insurance companies.
Robert Woodthorpe Browne was a Member of Lloyd’s from 1979-1995. He was Master of the Lime Street Ward Club in 2007 and of the Worshipful Company of World Traders in 2017, going on to be Chairman of their Trust. He is closely involved with Gresham College in the City of London, and Chairs the City of London’s Hansa Committee.
With a keen involvement in politics, Robert Woodthorpe Browne has stood six times for Westminster and twice for the European Parliament. Currently, he is Chairman of the Federal International Relations Committee and Leader of Liberal Democrat delegations to European and International Congresses and Council Meetings and Vice President and Member of the Bureau of Liberal International (over 150 parties
in 95 countries).
Robert Woodthorpe Browne was invested with the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, the MBE,
Robert Woodthorpe Browne has joint BLH Berlin London Beteiligungs Holding AG in 2018 as London Representative.