Helvetia Insurance Base CaseBy Jill Gambon | Posted 2006-11-06 Email Print
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Helvetia Insurance Base Case
Headquarters: Dufourstrasse 40, CH-90001 St. Gallen, Switzerland
Phone: 41 71 493 51 11
Business: Individual and group life, property and casualty insurance, reinsurance and private pension plans. Its customer base is mainly private individuals and small and midsize businesses.
CEO: Erich Walser
CEO, eCenter Solutions subsidiary: Didier Beck
Financials in 2005: The company generated $3.9 billion in
premiums, up 6.5% over 2004, and profits of $232 million, up 35.6% over 2004.
Challenge: Lower costs, streamline operations and position
the company for growth by leveraging service-oriented architecture technology to improve collaboration between subsidiaries in six countries, external partners such as banks, and customers.