Juha Koponen appointed as new Chair of the Eurapco Board

The Eurapco Alliance today announced that Juha Koponen, Group President & CEO of LocalTapiola Group and member of the Eurapco Board since 2020, has been appointed as the new Chair of the Eurapco Board. Effective 1st of March, Koponen succeeds Oliver Schoeller, CEO of Gothaer and member of the Eurapco Board since 2020, who served as Chairperson for the past three years.

“Eurapco is a great opportunity for creating value to the alliance members’ customers, through innovation and by sharing best practices. Cooperation between like-minded mutuals also helps develop the entire sector. I welcome with pride the trust which now brings Eurapco’s chairmanship to LocalTapiola and Finland for the first time.” – said Juha Koponen.

Juha Koponen is the Group President & CEO of LocalTapiola, and serves as the Chair of the Board at LocalTapiola General and LocalTapiola Life. He is also the Vice Chair of the board at Finance Finland, a Member of the Board at Elo Pension Insurance Company, and a Member of the Commission at the Finland Chamber of Commerce. Koponen has a background from several executive positions and positions of trust in tightly regulated industries in Finland and in Europe.

“On behalf of the Eurapco Partners, I extend a warm welcome to Juha. We truly appreciate your commitment to the Eurapco Alliance and believe that your extensive experience will be invaluable to our organization as we continue to strive for excellence and growth. We look forward to working closely with you to keep shaping the future of the industry and driving success in the Alliance. Welcome onboard!” – said Frauke Feess, General Manager of Eurapco.

In his new role, Juha Koponen will continue to drive the Eurapco Alliance, enhancing collaboration and expanding its borders with a commitment to making a difference in the insurance industry for millions of Europeans.