Udo Kappes started his career 1991 at the German Property Insurance Association (VdS). 1995 he decided to take the position of Property Insurance manager at the in-house broker of Daimler Group, in Stuttgart and in Berlin. Udo developed over some years into the function of head of Property and Employee Benefit insurances. In 2001 Udo took the opportunity to be part of a team that created the in-house broker of the newly founded European Aeronautic Defence and Space Group (EADS), now Airbus. On 01.01.2018 Udo moved to Toulouse, the HQ of Airbus, following a concentration of all corporate functions. He is currently manages the development, placement and claims process of the global Property, Casualty & Employee insurances. Udo is a member of the Board of the group`s reinsurance Captive with a responsibility for Underwriting and Risk Management.