Friedrich Ganz has lived in the Baden region since he was born. He is married and has three children who, after studying business and spending time abroad, all now work for the ARTUS GROUP.
After completing his studies in insurance and then business, Friedrich Ganz spent five years working for an insurance broker in Freiburg, where his responsibilities included setting up a branch in Karlsruhe. On January 1, 1979, he set up his own business in Baden-Baden, FRIEDRICH GANZ Versicherungsmakler GmbH.
On January 1, 1995, Friedrich Ganz sold his company to the ARTUS GROUP. He acquired a majority stake in the Group in 1996, then becoming Chairman of the Management Board in 1997. He moved to the Supervisory Board on January 1, 2018, handing over the role of CEO to his daughter, Alexandra Ganz-Cosby.
Alexandra Ganz-Cosby started out in the insurance industry in 1989. After completing her studies in insurance and then business in Cologne, she began working for a large broker in Paris in 1995, where she was responsible for international customers in the import and export field. She then worked as an international underwriter for a global insurance provider in Paris and Los Angeles.
In 2005, the daughter of the company’s founder stopped off at the family company FRIEDRICH GANZ Versicherungsmakler GmbH to expand the international sector. In 2009, she went to Switzerland and Chicago to develop a global network.
She returned to the ARTUS GROUP in 2012 as Director of ARTUS International and was appointed member of the Management Board at the beginning of 2017. Alexandra Ganz-Cosby has been holding the position of CEO of ARTUS AG since January 1, 2018.
Michael G. Cosby was born in the USA and has since then moved from Munich to the Baden region. He is married and has a son.
After completing his studies in economics in the USA in 1991, he spent more than 20 years working for a number of international auditing companies in the USA; most recently, he was a partner in a major German medium-sized management consulting firm. From 2006, this role mainly involved working with German companies. Michael G. Cosby is a CPA (Certified Public Accountant), tax adviser and auditor under American law.
He became a member of the Supervisory Board of ARTUS AG in 2013, as well as a member of the Finance division of the Management Board in 2014. From July 1, 2015, he took over the duties of the Chief Financial Officer of the ARTUS GROUP for the divisions Controlling, HR, Finance, Tax and Legal, together with all the related issues.
Ralf Kammer started out in the insurance industry in 1980.
After completing his studies in insurance in Dortmund and then his studies in business in Cologne, he turned his primary professional interest to industry, beginning with a public insurer in Hanover.
Following two posts with international brokerage corporations, he started as an authorized representative of the company NABER GmbH Insurance Brokers, a member of the ARTUS GROUP, in 1999. He became Managing Director there on January 1, 2004 and, together with his team, significantly expanded the industrial and international business.
2009 brought his appointment to the Management Board of the ARTUS GROUP, followed by his appointment to Director of Industrial Business on January 1, 2017.
Bernhard Fritsch is a Stuttgart native. He has spent most of his life there, in the capital city of Baden-Württemberg, and works as Managing Director of WOLFGANG OTT GmbH.
He is a qualified insurance broker and worked as manager of the Liability department of a large insurance corporation in Stuttgart until April 1, 1984. He also moved to WOLFGANG OTT GmbH in 1984, then taking on the role of Managing Director at the beginning of 1986.
Together with many highly motivated, competent employees, he helped WOLFGANG OTT GmbH grow into a leading German specialist broker for freelance professions, particularly for architects and engineering consultants. Insurance for this group of professionals held a special place in Bernhard Fritsch’s heart for all these years.
Since January 1, 2017, Bernhard Fritsch has been the Director of Sales and Freelance Professions within the ARTUS GROUP. In close cooperation with our expert team and with an extremely high commitment to quality, the various challenges encountered in risk protection for freelance professions will continue to be overcome in the future too for the benefit of those insured.
Carmen Ganz is a qualified insurance broker who went on to study business at the University of Cologne, majoring in insurance, HR and employment law.
As a business graduate, she started out in the HR department of a global industrial insurance broker in Mülheim an der Ruhr. She later moved to the European headquarters in Holland, where she also held a number of posts in HR management.
Carmen Ganz joined the ARTUS GROUP in 2009 as an adviser to the Management Board, primarily in the fields of HR, Marketing, CI and M&A. She was appointed to the Board of ARTUS AG on January 1, 2017.
Marcellus Glovania was born in Schwabmünchen and grew up in Baden-Württemberg. He has lived in Franconia since 1984, and is married and has a daughter.
The qualified insurance expert has worked in the insurance industry since 1988 and has previously worked for a variety of renowned industrial insurance companies and insurance brokers as branch manager and managing director.
He has been a Managing Director of NÜRAS Versicherungsmakler GmbH since 2001 and part of the ARTUS Management since 2009.
He has been a member of the Management Board of ARTUS AG since January 2017 and is responsible for quality management within the Group.