D&O insurance

Management boards, CEOs and supervisory boards assume responsibilities for their companies. However, business activities can quickly result in losses affecting their own companies or third parties – be it from a mistaken investment decision, non-compliance with a newly introduced law or making false statements during a tender process. Executives are then increasingly frequently confronted with claims for damages. Corporate leaders have potentially unlimited liability for financial losses up to the amount of their private assets. HDI Directors and Officers (D&O) Liability Insurance provides a safety net to those executives affected, which covers them in an emergency and prevents seizure of their personal assets.

Directors and Officers Insurance

The Directors and Officers insurance policy provides insurance cover for directors and officers in the event of a claim, resulting from a financial loss, made against them because of a breach of duty. In the event of a claim, HDI determines what is covered, who is liable and who pays compensation for justified claims.

HDI Directors and Officers Insurance covers decision-makers against statutory liability claims by third-parties and by their own companies.

Corporate leaders are provided with substantial support in the event of a claim. As far as claims for damages by an executive’s own company are concerned, a reversal of the burden of proof applies to the question of liability. That means that the corporate leader must prove that he/she has not breached their obligations.


Global insurance against liability risks

Through its international insurance programmes, HDI provides global insurance cover with facilities to issue local policies in more than 60 countries.

Steady capacity to provide cover

Over the long term policyholders can rely on high and consistent levels of underwriting capacity for insurance against these liability risks.

Cover for other liability risks

Insurance solutions are also provided for prospectus liability risks for stock market flotations and other issues of securities.

Professional support in the event of a claim

In the event of a claim, HDI’s many years of experience means insured persons can rely on optimum support provided by a global network of claims lawyers and on rapid settlement of any claims.

Experts' tip

International compliance requirements

Each entry into a foreign market increases the compliance requirements faced by companies and their executives. You can insure against these liability risks in line with local requirements through an international insurance programme. Why not talk to our experts.




Justin Klietz
Head of Professional Lines – Financial Lines
Phone: +61 2 8646 8343
Email: justin.klietz@hdi-specialty.com


Emily Zheng
Senior Underwriter – Financial & Casualty Lines
Phone: +61 2 8646 8316
Email: emily.zheng@hdi-specialty.com

Australia Jamie Ashby
Head of Management Liability
Phone: +61 2 8646 8315
Email: jamie.ashby@hdi-specialty.com

Yves Hagers
Director Underwriting and Business Development
Phone: +32 2 436 80 02 or +32 27730869
Mobile: +32 473 131938
Email: yves.hagers@hdi-specialty.com


Françoise Nyssens
Senior Underwriter
Phone: + 32 2 436 80 05
Email: françoise.nyssens@hdi-specialty.com


Oren Schemool
Head of Financial Lines Underwriting
Phone: +1 416 607 2446
Email: oren.schemool@hdi-specialty.com


Louise Dam Christiansen
Business Owner D&O
Phone: +45 3142 3184
Email: louise.christiansen@hdi-specialty.com


Astrid Faber-Wieners
Head of Underwriting Professional Lines
Phone: +49 511 5604-2534
Email: astrid.faber-wieners@hdi-specialty.com


Paolo Volpi
General Manager
Phone: +39 02 84790937
Mobile: +39 335 7316555
Email: paolo.volpi@hdi-specialty.com


Olga Candi
Phone: +49 511 5604 6010
Mobile: +39 334 317 8389
Email: olga.candi@hdi-specialty.com


Marco van Sint Annaland
Manager Underwriting – Professional
Indemnity and Directors & Officers Liability
Phone: +31 10 4036468
Mobile: +31 6 10766229
Email: marco.van-sint-annaland@hdi-specialty.com


Thomas Nyström
Phone: +46 8 617-5432
Email: thomas.nystrom@hdi-specialty.com


Charles Boorman
Head of Management Liability & Financial Institutions
Phone: +44 207 015 4166
Mobile: +44 (0)7435 805447
Email: charles.boorman@hdi-specialty.com