18.07.2024 News

ARTE Generali sets personnel course for further international growth

by ARTE Generali

Personnel information

ARTE Generali sets personnel course for further international growth

  • Iris Handke takes responsibility for expanding into new markets as Head of International Business Development


  • Julia Ries takes responsibility for the German market as Head of ARTE Generali Germany


  • Anna Maria Amato becomes Head of International Underwriting and Exhibition


Munich, 13/12/2022 - Following the successful launch of ARTE Generali in 2019 and the expansion of the business unit in France, Italy, United Arab Emirates and Austria, the Specialist for Art Insurance of the Generali Group announces the following personnel changes to accelerate its business development:

After successfully launching ARTE Generali in Germany and Austria and her many years of international experience, Iris Handke (45) becomes Head of International Business Development. The aim is to expand ARTE Generali's business geographically to new countries in Europe, North America and Asia.

Julia Ries (50) succeeds Iris Handke and becomes Head of ARTE Generali Germany. Julia Ries is an experienced manager and comes from the ERGO Group. There she successfully built up the international Fine Art & Specialty business. She has many years of experience in business development as well as strength in sales, which she will bring to the expansion of the cooperation with brokers and the specialised financial advisors of the distribution partner of Deutsche Vermögensberatung.

Anna Maria Amato is Head of International Underwriting and Exhibition at ARTE Generali, responsible for major risks, exhibitions and institutions. In addition to her expertise in the art market, she has more than 20 years' experience in the international art insurance market with Lloyd's, Lockton and WTW. She will be based in London, working across Europe and reporting to Italo Carli.



Inspired by almost 200 years of passion for art, ARTE Generali offers specialized insurances for art collections, valuables, household and property portfolio. Our personalized solutions are supported by cutting-edge services and digital tools to help and reward art owners. The teams of ARTE Generali GmbH have a solid background in Underwriting Insurance Fine ART risks and managing related claims with senior experts who have more than 20 years of experience in the specific sector.