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About wau-miau

wau-miau is a brand of European Travel Insurance ERV. ERV is the leading provider of insurance solutions for private and corporate customers in Switzerland in the areas of leisure, travel and mobility. The Basel-based company was founded in 1919. ERV has been operating as an independent branch of the Helvetia Group since January 2019.

Media releases

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ERV continues to develop wau-miau pet insurance
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Cooperation Smart Paws and VetTrust
In the pet business ERV is now cooperating with Smart Paws and VetTrust
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Executive Management

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Walter Wattinger
CEO
Walter Wattinger was appointed CEO of ERV in January 2023. He has many years of experience in the insurance sector; among other things he held various management positions at Sanitas and was latterly Head of Claims Management there. He holds a Master of Arts in business administration and an Executive Diploma in Insurance Management, both from the University of St. Gallen.
Petra Eggimann
Petra Eggimann
Head of Sales
Petra Eggimann has been Head of Sales since January 2019. She has been with ERV in various functions since 2008 and shaped the Broker and Corporate Customers division for several years. She holds a diploma from the Juventus School of Trade and Commerce, a CAS in General Management and a CAS in Strategic Management from Kalaidos University of Applied Sciences.
Isabelle Meymandi
Isabelle Meymandi
Head of Products & Marketing
Isabelle Meymandi has been Head of Products & Marketing since October 2020. She has many years of insurance experience from various positions at Helvetia and Zurich. She holds an MSc in Business and Economics from the University of Basel.
Davide Simone
Davide Simone
Head of Claims Centre
Davide Simone has been Head of the Claims Centre since 2014. He has been with ERV since 2001 in various functions, most recently as Head of Service & Claims. He has a diploma from a commercial and business school and a diploma as an insurance specialist.
Adrian Kaufmann
Adrian Kaufmann
Head of Operations
Adrian Kaufmann has been Head of Operations since November 2020. He held various positions at Nationale Suisse and Helvetia from 2013 onwards before joining ERV at the beginning of 2020. He holds a BSc in Business Administration from the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland.
Jan Gretsch
Jan Gretsch
Head Business Transformation
Jan Gretsch took over responsibility for the Business Transformation team in October 2023. He joined Helvetia in 2011 and has been working for ERV since 2021. Over recent years he has been able to gain valuable experience in a number of roles. He has a Master's degree in Business and Economics from the University of Basel.
Contact address
wau-miau, European Travel Insurance ERV
St. Alban-Anlage 26
4002 Basel
Alexandra Muheim
For media enquiries
Alexandra Muheim
Manager Marketing & Communications

Jobs and career

Career

Jobs and careers with ERV and Helvetia
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Vacant positions

Project Manager/ Business Analyst / Application Owner (f/m/d) part-time/full-time
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Vacant positions

Service Centre Employee (f/m/d) part-time/full-time
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vacant positions

Pricing & Portfolio Manager (f/m/d) part-time/full-time
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Contact address

wau-miau
St. Alban-Anlage 26
4002 Basel