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08 November 2017

MAI CEE continues expansion drive with appointment of Ewelina Jaworska as group employee benefits leader

MAI CEE, the leading insurance broker in Central and Eastern Europe, today announced the appointment of Ewelina Jaworska as group employee benefits leader, effective immediately.

Reporting to group network director Natalia Zaborovska, Jaworska will be responsible for growing MAI CEE’s employee benefits business across its operations in Central and Eastern Europe, while retaining her responsibilities as head of employee benefits in Poland.

The appointment is the second to date in the planned build-out of MAI CEE’s employee benefits capacity, one of the key divisions within the group in which MAI CEE has identified significant opportunities for growth. MAI CEE is an established provider of western-European standard, risk-based employee benefits cover in all 29 countries in Central and Eastern Europe.

Ewelina Jaworska began her career as an insurance broker in MAI CEE’s international division in 2005, having graduated from the University of Poznań with a master’s degree in Human Resources and Labour Economics. Since her appointment in 2007 as head of employee benefits in Poland, she has achieved double-digit growth in the segment year on year, making the Polish division one of the strongest performing by brokerage growth within MAI CEE.

Jan Stok, CEO of MAI CEE, said:

“We are in the process of a significant build-out of our business and have identified employee benefits as a key target area for expansion.

Ewelina joins to build on her significant achievements in growing our employee benefits practice in Poland. This is a key growth area for our business, as falling unemployment in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, and Poland creates competition for labour and employee benefits programmes help employers attract the very best talent in the market.

Ewelina is a recognised leader in employee benefits in our region, and we look forward to welcoming her to the group leadership team.”

Prague, 20 October 2017

Meet MAI CEE at Baden-Baden

MAI CEE, the leading insurance broker in Central and Eastern Europe, will be attending the Baden-Baden Reinsurance Meetings on the 22th – 26th October in Baden-Baden. Our team is looking forward to meeting insurers, our broking partners and reinsurance companies from across the globe to discuss the latest developments in the insurance industry.

MAI CEE provides a broad range of re/insurance broking, claims adjusting, risk management and employee benefits services in all 29 countries of CEE.

MAI CEE provides consistent, high levels of service levels across the region from Albania to the Baltics and from the Czech Republic to Russia and Kazakhstan. MAI CEE is part of RMS Group and compliments its operations in the Middle East and South Asia.

To find out more about how our international expertise could benefit your business, please contact:

Levan Jishkariani
Director of MAI CEE Georgia
moc.e1539705906ec-ia1539705906m@ina1539705906irakh1539705906sij.n1539705906avel1539705906
+995 577 464740

Jan Štok
CEO, MAI CEE
moc.e1539705906ec-ia1539705906m@kot1539705906s.naj1539705906
+420 775 556 911

Monte Carlo, 12 October 2017

Meet MAI CEE at FERMA

MAI CEE, the leading insurance broker in Central and Eastern Europe, will be attending the FERMA European Risk Management Forum 2017 on the 15th – 18th October in Monte Carlo. Our team is looking forward to meeting insurers, our broking partners and clients from across the globe to discuss the latest developments in the insurance industry.

MAI CEE provides a broad range of re/insurance broking, claims adjusting, risk management and employee benefits services in all 29 countries of CEE.

MAI CEE provides consistent, high levels of service levels across the region from Albania to the Baltics and from the Czech Republic to Russia and Kazakhstan. MAI CEE is part of RMS Group and compliments its operations in the Middle East and South Asia.

To find out more about how our international expertise could benefit your business, please contact:

Ionel Cantaragiu
Director of MAI CEE Romania
moc.e1539705906ec-ia1539705906m@uig1539705906aratn1539705906ac.le1539705906noi1539705906
+40 727 71 48 33

Jan Štok
CEO, MAI CEE
moc.e1539705906ec-ia1539705906m@kot1539705906s.naj1539705906
+420 775 556 911

Prague, Czech Republic, 11 October 2017

MAI CEE recruitment drive to fuel Central and Eastern European expansion

MAI CEE, the leading insurance broker in Central and Eastern Europe, has made the first in a series of planned appointments to increase the firm’s 200-strong team by 12.5% as part of a major push into domestic markets.

Petr Antošík has joined MAI as an employee benefits broker from Marsh where, as senior client executive, he was responsible for generating new business and maintaining relationships with key insurers and clients. Previously he led the employee benefits practice of Mercer in the Czech Republic and has also held the position of corporate solutions business director at Amcico AIG Life.

MAI is an established provider of western-European standard, risk-based employee benefits cover in all 29 countries in Central and Eastern Europe.

Jan Stok, CEO of MAI said: “We are hiring 25 experienced professionals to expand our presence in domestic markets, and looking to engage broker teams.”

“Petr joins MAI to help capitalize on the opportunities created by the rapidly changing employee benefits market. Falling unemployment in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, and Poland is creating competition for labour and employee benefits programmes help employers attract the best candidates. Petr is well known and respected in the Czech Republic and will help expand our EB capabilities there, as part of the wider push into Russia, Poland, Romania, Hungary, Ukraine and beyond.”


Petr Antošík

Petr Antošík



Munich, Germany, 04 October 2017

Meet MAI CEE at EXPO REAL TRADE FAIR

MAI CEE, the leading insurance broker in Central and Eastern Europe, will be attending the EXPO REAL TRADE FAIR between 4th – 6th October. We would be delighted to meet to discuss all insurance matters related to your real estate investments across Central and Eastern Europe.

MAI CEE provides a broad range of re/insurance broker, claims adjuster, risk management and employee benefits services in all 29 countries of CEE.

Our experts can assist with all commercial insurance products including specialty niche solutions such as legal indemnity, defective title, title to shares, W&I insurance and Surety bonds.

MAI CEE provides consistent, high levels of service levels across the region from Albania to the Baltics and from the Czech Republic to Russia and Kazakhstan. MAI CEE is part of RMS Group and compliments its operations in the Middle East and South Asia.

Please find us at City of Ostrava stand Hall C1 Booth 111 or at City of Budapest stand Hall A2 Booth 411.
To find out more about how our international expertise could benefit your business, please contact:

Zbyněk Buš
Director M&A and Real Estate Transactions, MAI CEE Czech Republic
moc.e1539705906ec-ia1539705906m@sub1539705906.keny1539705906bz1539705906
+420 724 296 321

Timea Kazinczy
Head of Domestic Business, MAI CEE Hungary
moc.e1539705906ec-ia1539705906m@yzc1539705906nizak1539705906.aemi1539705906t1539705906
+36 70 314 1249

Jan Štok
CEO, MAI CEE
moc.e1539705906ec-ia1539705906m@kot1539705906s.naj1539705906
+420 775 556 911

Bratislava, Slovakia, 03 July 2017

MAI CEE appoints Mr. Martin Tkáč as Managing Director of
MAI insurance brokers in Slovakia

MAI CEE, the leading insurance broker of Central and Eastern Europe, has appointed Mr. Martin Tkac as the new managing director of MAI Slovakia effective July 1st, 2017.

Martin Tkac has extensive insurance carrier on the Slovak insurance market. His last position before movement to MAI CEE group was managing director of Renomia s.r.o. Please, find Martin’s short BIO as attached.

“I am delighted to welcome Martin to join our experienced MAI CEE team and I strongly believe he is a great fit for our organization. His 20 years’ experience and strong reputation will help MAI in the Slovakian market to develop new opportunities.” Jan Stok, CEO of MAI CEE said.

“I look forward to my new role and I believe within MAI CEE, which has over 25 years of experience of insurance broking in the region of Central and Eastern Europe, I can support their further growth in Slovakia and in the whole region. I look forward to working with this fast growing, truly multinational organization.” Martin Tkac commented after his appointment.

Martin Tkac is replacing Pavol Lim, who has been running MAI Slovakia since 2013. “I would like to thank Pavol for his work for MAI in Slovakia and wish him all best in his next career.” Jan Stok added.

MAI CEE was established in 1991 in Budapest has grown into the position of the leading insurance broker of Central and Eastern Europe. Group has 25 country offices including 12 integrated broker partners. MAI CEE owners as of 2016 are RMS group of companies in majority and management of the group.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact:

Jan Stok, CEO of MAI CEE group, moc.e1539705906ec-ia1539705906m@kot1539705906s.naJ1539705906

Pavol Lim

Martin Tkac

Martin Tkac graduated at the Business Management Faculty of the University of Economics in Bratislava. While studying he started his Insurance Intermediary career. Starting with a pure local Insurance Broker he was hired by the global giant Aon in 1999, where he became responsible for the international department.

Martin joined Marsh in 2008 leading a team whose role was to assure the service quality for large industrial customers.

Prior taking-over the responsibility for the MAI-CEE activities in Slovakia, Martin served as Branch Manager of RENOMIA, focusing on service delivery and business development in the Western part of Slovakia. Martin is experienced in satisfying the needs of various industries in non-life insurance and risk mitigation.

In addition to his native tongue he speaks English and German.


Vilnius, Lithuania, 05 May 2017

MAI CEE Insurance Brokers at the Transport Logistic Exhibition in Munich

9th – 12th May. All eyes of those who are working in transport industry will be focused on Munich. There the largest and most influential transport and logistics fare will take place.

Once the conference will get in to gear, head to hall A4 booth 132. Our risk management experts will be ready to discuss insurance and loss prevention solutions to mitigate the risk and if you will have any particular cargo accident in might you will be able to discuss it with our lawyers. We will be ready to showcase you our on-line cargo insurance applications and other risk management solutions that can create added value for your customers.

The number of participants, the exhibition space and the level of internationality is growing. In 2015, 2,050 exhibitors from 62 countries, and 55,438 visitors from around the world came together in Munich. The trade fair has become the industry get-together for the world`s leading logistics, mobility, IT, and supply chain management providers.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Munich on 9th – 12th May at trade fair hall A4 stand 132.

MAI CEE Insurance Brokers at the Transport Logistic Exhibition in Munich

Prague, Czech Republic, 14 July, 2016

MAI CEE celebrated its 25th Anniversary

MAI CEE, leading insurance broker of Central and Eastern Europe, has celebrated its 25th Anniversary in Prague, Czech Republic in July 2016. All MAI CEE country managers, senior employees and partners from the entire Central and Eastern Europe together with MAI CEE shareholders all traveled to Prague to celebrate this milestone Anniversary.

One of the many highlights during the party was to award 9 employees who have been working with the company for more than 15 years, a very special occasion.

“MAI CEE started its operation in 1991 in Budapest and since that time has provided professional insurance service to its customers across the CEE region and for this unique footprint and longstanding stability clients have relied on us and for this we are proud. We are also delighted to celebrate this Anniversary with our new shareholders from RMS, who together with us all look forward to the ongoing future development of MAI CEE.“ Jan Stok, CEO of MAI CEE stated during the celebration speeches.

Being established in 1991 in Hungary the group grew into the position of a leading insurance broker for all of Central and Eastern Europe with 25 country offices including 12 integrated broker partners.

MAI CEE celebrated its 25th Anniversary

Budapest, Hungary, 4 May, 2016

MAI CEE Group has new shareholding structure

MAI CEE, the leading insurance broker in Central and Eastern Europe, has been acquired by the RMS Group of Companies and by the management of MAI CEE with RMS Group becoming majority shareholder.

‘MAI CEE was searching for a strong independent shareholder able to support its further expansion within the CEE region and secure the position of MAI CEE as the leading independent broker in CEE, CIS and the Caucasus region. There are strong synergies between MAI CEE and the RMS Group in terms of territory, culture and product range’ said Jan Stok the recently appointed CEO of MAI CEE.

David Street, the Group Chief Executive of RMS, said ‘We are delighted to have acquired a majority interest in MAI CEE Insurance Brokers. The RMS Group already operates in South Asia and the Middle East through our brands Risk Management Services and Millennium. This acquisition greatly increases our territorial footprint in an area which we believe offers exciting development potential. By entering in to a joint venture with the senior managers of MAI CEE, we will offer continuity to our existing clients and the drive and enthusiasm to grow our business to new levels’.

MAI CEE was established in 1991 in Budapest and grew to the position of the leading insurance broker of Central and Eastern Europe. MAI CEE has 25 country offices including 12 integrated broker partners.

The RMS Group was established in 1979 with the formation of Risk Management Services LLC, the first insurance broker to be licensed in Oman. Risk Management Services remains the largest and foremost insurance broker in Oman. The Group has subsequently expanded into the Middle East and South Asia. The RMS Group is an insurance broker jointly owned by the Royal Oman Police Pension Fund, the MB Petroleum Group and the Zawawi Group.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact:

Jan Stok – CEO MAI CEE moc.e1539705906ec-ia1539705906m@kot1539705906s.naj1539705906
David Street – Group CEO RMS Group moc.c1539705906llsmr1539705906@sdiv1539705906ad1539705906

Prague, Czech Republic, 15 April, 2016

Announcement of change of the company address

Dear business partners,

We would like to inform you that our company MAI INSURANCE BROKERS s.r.o. will change the seat with effect from 20. 4. 2016.
Our new address will be from the above mentioned date at:

Pod Parukářkou 39/4,
Prague 3, Žižkov, 130 00

The other company information (company registration number, vat number, the statutory authority) remain unchanged. Telephone and e-mail contacts remain the same.
From that date all new business correspondence, invoices, as well as other negotiations with our company, must reflect this change.

That’s why we would like to ask you to make a change of the company seat in your directories and use the new address for communication with our company. This amendment will be currently registered also in the commercial register.

We look forward to mutual cooperation in a new, pleasant place.
With the best regards,

Ing. Jan Štok, MBA
Managing Director of the company

Prague, Czech Republic, 17 December, 2015

CEO of MAI CEE Insurance brokers group (MAI CEE) Jan Stok has been reelected to the Board of Association of Czech Insurance Brokers (ACIB)

CEO of MAI CEE Jan Stok has been reelected to the Board of the ACIB at the Annual Meeting of ACIB in Prague on December 2nd, 2015.

“It is an honor for me personally and also for the whole MAI CEE to be reelected. I plan to contribute to the team work of the newly elected Board with my experience mainly in the field of legislation and implementation of Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD) and also in the field of international cooperation of ACIB” – Jan Stok said shortly after the elections.

ACIB is a professional association of insurance brokers in the Czech Republic. The association was founded in 1994 and since 1998 ACIB is member of BIPAR (European federation of insurance intermediaries)

Tbilisi, Georgia, 20 October 2015

Levan Jishkariani interview with XPRIMM magazine

XPRIMM is the leading information portal for insurance and reinsurance in Central Europe. To read the interview click here: Baden interview.

To visit the XPRIMM website click here:  XPRIMM

Budapest, Hungary, 12 October 2015

MAI CEE appoints Jan Stok as CEO

The Board of Directors of MAI Central and Eastern Europe Ltd (MAI CEE) is pleased to announce that it has appointed Mr. Jan Stok MBA as its new CEO, effective from today.

Jan Stok replaces Jeffrey Manners who is leaving the company in a move planned since the start of the year. Jan stated that “I would like to thank Jeffrey for all his dedication and hard work for MAI CEE over the past years and wish him all the best for the future”. Jeffrey Manners stated that “with a new investor coming in place of the current shareholder, I have completed my mandate and I would like to move on for a well-deserved rest and to have some time to pursue other interests. I can now do this knowing that I am leaving MAI in good hands”.

Since joining MAI CEE in 2002, Jan has successfully run the groups claims practice and the MAI CEE operations in the Czech Republic and Slovakia and has been a member of MAI CEE Management Board for the last 7 years. Jan Stok holds a master’s degree in International Business from the University of Economics in Prague and received his MBA from DePaul University of Chicago. He started his business career as an analyst at Czech Export Bank in 1998 and moved into insurance to work for the boutique surety broker TR Structured Finance in 2001. His hobbies include sport and music. Jan is fluent in Czech and English and competent in German, Polish and Russian.

Jan has stated that his immediate focus is to ensure the seamless transition of investors, with a priority on leading the company’s client focus and product delivery to ensure profitable growth and expansion in the region. Jan stated that he is excited to lead MAI CEE into a new period of investment that will see us strengthen our footprint in established markets, as well entering new markets to better enable the company to serve its clients.

Founded 24 years ago in Budapest, MAI Central and Eastern Europe has grown into a leading insurance broker in the CEE region. MAI CEE operations cover a diverse region of 29 countries in and around CEE and Central Asia covering a population of over three hundred million people.

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