Country: Germany
Net premiums written 1999: $909m (£638.9m)

Head office:
Victoriaplatz 1
40477 Düsseldorf
Tel: +49 211 4770
Fax: +49 211 477 2119

Parent: Ergo Versicherungsgruppe
Main classes of business: The company specializes in providing damage and accident insurance

History: Victoria Versicherung is part of Ergo Versicherung, along with three other German insurance companies: Hamburg-Mannheimer, primarily a provider of life insurance, DAS, a legal expenses insurer, and DKV Deutsche Krankenversicherung, Germany's largest health insurer. Ergo is part of Munich Re, which owns a controlling interest in Victoria Versicherung.

Chief officer: Horst Döring, CEO
Biography: Born on December 26, 1940, in Hannover, Germany, Horst Döring has been a member of the management board of ERGO Insurance Group, responsible for property and casualty insurance, since 2000. Since 1998, he has been CEO of Victoria Versicherung.