About us

We insure your goal
Since 1995

Welcome to Wannet Sports Insurance, the top specialty insurance provider in the Benelux, specialising in tailor-made insurance solutions for sports clubs, entertainers, and athletes since 1995. Our main goal is to protect your passions and ambitions by helping you find the perfect coverage. With over 25 years of industry experience and know-how, you can trust us to support you at every stage of your journey. Together, let's build a secure future.
Beyond Ordinary Insurance

Being a Lloyd's Coverholder

As a MGA/Underwriting Agency with privileged access to the Lloyd's Market, we possess the unique capability to directly allocate insurance capital—up to €30 million for individuals and an impressive €240 million for teams. Endorsed by the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM), we provide swift, bespoke insurance solutions tailored to our clients' needs.

From the Pitch to the Boardroom

How it all started

Joseph Wannet's journey began on the football fields of De Graafschap. But his vision extended beyond the pitch. Recognizing a gap in specialized insurance for sports professionals and other athletes, he translated his love for football and sports into the establishment of Wannet Sports Insurance in 1995. This endeavour grew beyond its football roots, evolving into a leading provider for both sports and entertainment sectors, safeguarding unique needs and risks.

Our Full Journey

Click on the year to read our history

Wannet Sports Insurance is founded by Joseph Wannet in 1995

In 1995, Joseph Wannet founded Wannet Sports Insurance with the ambitious goal of revolutionizing the way sports insurance was provided in the Netherlands. With a deep commitment to innovation, excellence, and customer service, Wannet Sports Insurance quickly established ourselves as a leading provider in the industry.
Innovative new insurance solutions
With SC Heerenveen being our first big client in 1995
Becoming the market leader within the first 5 years

Aon Netherlands bought Wannet Sports Insurance

After Wannet Sports Insurance became Lloyd's Coverholder in 2000, Wannet Sports Insurance grew on to being the market leader in sports insurance in the same year. Two years later in 2002 Wannet Sports Insurance was sold to Aon Netherlands.
Becoming Lloyd's Coverholder in 2000
Wannet Sports Insurance became market leader in 2001
Aon Netherlands took over Wannet Sports Insurance and became the market leader in sports insurance in 2002

Re-start Wannet Sports Insurance in the Netherlands

In 2007, Wannet started their operations in Germany and quickly established a strong presence in the market. The following year, in 2008, the company expanded to the Netherlands and within a short span of time became the market leader in sports and entertainment insurance again.
Start Wannet Sports Insurance in Germany
Re-start Wannet Sports Insurance in the Netherlands
Adding Entertainment Insurance to our specialties

Aon purchaesed the Unirobe Meeùs Group and for second time Wannet Sports Insurance

Wannet Sports Insurance regained its position as the market leader in sports insurance after restarting in the Netherlands in 2008. This success led to Unirobe Meeùs Group acquiring a majority share in the company. In 2017, Aon acquired the Unirobe Meeùs Group, which once again made Wannet Sports Insurance part of a larger organization.
Unirobe Meeùs Group acquired a majority share in 2014
Aon bought the Unirobe Meeùs Group in 2017
Aon bought all remaining shares from Wannet in 2018

Wannet bought back all shares from Aon and is 100% independent again

In a significant milestone for our company, Joseph Wannet, along with his son David Wannet and their business partner Bjorn Rijgersberg, has repurchased Wannet Sports Insurance, restoring the company's independence. As a fully independent insurance company, we are committed to providing innovative and high-quality sports- and specialty insurance solutions to our clients. We are excited about this new chapter in our company's history and look forward to an exciting future.
Wannet bought back all shares from Aon
Wannet Sports Insurance is 100% independent again
Our experienced team also joins Wannet Sports Insurance again

Our team

Of exceptional experts

Joseph Wannet
Founder and CEO
Bjorn Rijgersberg
Chief Commercial Officer
David Wannet
Business Development Manager
Susanne Wannet
Claims Handler
Dennis Krijgsman
Account Manager
Jesse Schuurman
Account Manager
Henricjan Wind
Director Non-Life
Claudia Sickel
Office Manager
Sophie Timmer
Graduation Intern
Hailey van de Binding
Chief Hapiness Officer

We are hiring!

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