CV Starr & Co, a privately owned holding company with insurance agencies and a portfolio of global investments, has appointed Rainer Breeck as new head of Casualty in Germany Starr Casualty.

Starr Casualty is a division of Starr Underwriting Agents, a wholly owned subsidiary of CV Starr.

Breeck will spearhead the effort to enter Starr Casualty into the German marketplace in offering a casualty products, including general and excess liability, crisis management, kidnap & ransom and environmental impairment liability. Rainer will report into Nicolas Berg, regional manager Europe.

Most recently, Breeck was head of Casualty/Financial Lines and deputy branch manager at QBE Germany. Prior to that, he held various management and underwriting positions, mainly at Gothaer Allgemeine Versicherung where he was head of Industrial Casualty.

Rainer will be based in the Starr Underwriting Agents office in Cologne.

Starr Casualty regional manager Europe Nicolas Berg said this is an important step forward in the long term strategy of continued expansion for the Starr Casualty franchise in Continental Europe.