Mr. Szalkai joined Premia as President of its European operations in May 2018 with responsibility for developing Premia’s European business. Prior to his start with Premia Mr. Szalkai served as the Chief Liability Officer of DARAG Group, a member of its Executive Committee and the Chief Executive Officer of DARAG Germany.
Mr. Szalkai has established a track record of successfully executing run-off reinsurance transactions and acquisitions throughout Europe, including legal transfers and reinsurance of direct and reinsurance portfolios, along with the acquisition of entire companies. He has deep expertise and broad experience, from leading the pricing, structuring and negotiation of run-off transactions, to managing the operational excellence and integration of such transactions.
As a co-founder of DARAG’s run-off business model in 2009, Mr. Szalkai is widely regarded as a pioneer in the European run-off industry. Mr. Szalkai has served on the board of directors of several insurance companies. Prior to DARAG, Mr. Szalkai spent several years in the insurance solutions team of KPMG in leading roles advising on German and international M&A and restructuring projects.