Our people

The most experienced leadership you have seen in an InsurTech

DGTAL combines extensive insurance knowhow and experienced technology leadership in its BoD and management with a unique ability to execute:

  • Combined experience of +50 successful insurance transactions (€+2bn combined volume) and +100 yrs. of software development experience.

  • With our established reputation, we have direct access to insurers and regulators throughout the European insurance sector. 

  • Our combined entrepreneurial track record includes 5x successful exits and turnarounds.

  • With close academic relations to leading universities in Europe, we can hire top talent for software engineers and insurance.

Arndt Gossmann (CEO)

  • 20+ yrs. insurance and restructuring
  • Former senior insurance mandates at KPMG, DARAG and SOVAG
  • Founder and CEO of DARAG (Exit at 4x book value)
  • Visiting lecturer at the Institute of Insurance Economics, University of St. Gallen

Dr. Florian Herzog (CTO)

  • +20 yrs. technology and computer science
  • Phd for Engineering, Mathematics and Finance
  • Lecturer at ETH Zurich for master and PhD level
  • Investment Committee of swiss pension fund

Dirk Sebald (CGO)

  • +30 yrs. technology and business intelligence
  • Former CEO Adesso AG (+1.000 employees, successful turn-around)
  • Former Head of Innovation at SIX
  • Founding Member INATBA

Vanda Giannara (CCO)

  • +15 yrs. Experience in strategy, sales & stakeholder engagement
  • Led +100 business dev. For financial services and big corporates
  • Advisor to BoD of the National Bank of Greece

Joanna Acquilina (CFO)

  • Former CEO of the Maltese risk carrier of DARAG, conducting non-life insurance business across Europe
  • Non-executive director at HSBC Life

Prof. Dr. Fritz Henglein (Head of Research)

  • Prof. of Programming Languages & Systems at the University of Copenhagen
  • Doctor in Computer Science

Jean-Luc Bourquin (Head of Product)

  • B.A. & M.A. HSG in Economics
  • 10 years of experience in financial services industry and IT
  • Held various positions in product and project management 
  • Board member of a retail company (30+ employees)

Philip Gossmann (Head of Project Management)

  • 6 yrs. experience in insurance M&A and technology entrepreneurship
  • Former senior management of technology start-up (+€100m Exit 2020)
  • MBA Candidate INSEAD/Wharton
  • Visiting lecturer entrepreneurship University St. Gallen

Hans Bugge PhD (Head of Architecture)

  • +10 years of software development
  • Doctor in Computer Sciences from Aarhus University
  • Master in Logic from the University of Amsterdam
  • BSc in Mathematics from the University of Copenhagen

Sebastian Andersen (Head of Data Analytics)

  • MSc. in Computer Science
  • 4 yrs. development within the insurance industry
  • Background in High-performance computing and distributed system

Nikos Patrinos (Marketing & Communication Director)

  • +13 years in Marcomms at strategy and execution level
  • Multi-sector client service experience in leading agencies in Athens and London
  • MA in Media & Communication, University of Newcastle

In addition

+15 developers & data analysts
+5 insurance experts