Chief Rating Officer, AM Best
Stefan Holzberger joined AM Best in 2001 in the United States as a financial analyst in the property/casualty rating division. In 2004, he assumed the position of assistant vice president and was responsible for the ratings of roughly 100 excess and surplus lines and specialty insurance organizations. In 2008, Stefan’s responsibilities shifted to the development and dissemination of rating criteria and methodology, as well as regulatory policy development. Currently, Stefan is the chief rating officer of AM Best, where he is responsible for the agency’s global ratings coverage.
Stefan’s insurance career started at the Jefferson Insurance Group, a specialty lines writer and subsidiary of Allianz SE. He began as an internal auditor and later became the audit manager responsible for internal audits, as well as monitoring the financial strength and internal controls of the group’s managing general agents and third-party claims administrators.
Stefan received his undergraduate degree from Bucknell University and an MBA in Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Stefan holds the Chartered Financial Consultant designation and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.