Heads and Deputy Heads of Department

​​​​​​​​Corporate Affairs Department

​Susanne Rosenbaum, Head of Department

Susanne Rosenbaum is Head of Corporate Affairs Department and Counsellor to EIOPA’s Senior Management. She is responsible for institutional relations, strategy and implementation, communications and legal. Prior to EIOPA, Ms. Rosenbaum worked for more than 18 years in different positions at the German Ministry of Finance, the European Commission as well as the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin). She studied law at the University of Bonn. She is a fully qualified lawyer under German law and holds a LL.M. in International Business Law from the University of Hull, United Kingdom. 

Corporate Support Department

Danny Janssen, Head of Department

Policy Department

Manuela Zweimueller, Head of Department

Dr. Manuela Zweimueller is Head of the Policy Department. She is responsible for EIOPA's regulatory and policy tasks in the fields of insurance, pensions and external relations. Previously, Ms Zweimueller coordinated the External Relations Team at EIOPA for two years. Prior to EIOPA, Ms Zweimueller was a member of Senior Management at Munich RE. In her last task until July 2011 she led the implementation of Solvency II at ERGO International and set up a Risk Management Hub in London for Munich RE. From 2008 to 2010, she was the Managing Director of Munich RE's branch office in France.

Ms Zweimueller has extensive work experience in the (re)insurance business and particularly in risk management, and served in several positions at Munich RE and Allianz, also in Paris, London and Sydney. Since 2013​​​, she is regularly​ nominated to the Financial News FN100 Women in Finance list, depicting the most influential female executives working in European financial markets. Ms Zweimueller holds a PhD in biochemistry and a Certificate in Economics for Scientists by the University of Hagen (Germany).


Justin Wray, Deputy Head of Department​

Justin Wray, a UK national, is Deputy Head of the Policy Department and Head of Insurance Policy Unit. 

Prior to joining EIOPA in May 2011, Mr Wray worked at the UK Pensions Regulator in a number of operational and policy roles including as Head of Pensions Administration and Governance. Before that he worked at the UK Treasury on financial services regulation and international debt issues, and at the UK Department for International Development.


Supervisory Processes Department

Dimitris Zafeiris, Head of Department (interim)

Oversight and Supervisory Convergence

Patrick Hoedjes, Head of Department

Patrick Hoedjes is Head of the Oversight and Supervisory Convergence Department. Furthermore, he is Chair of EIOPA's IT & Data Committee. 

Prior to joining EIOPA, Mr. Hoedjes worked at the Dutch Central Bank (De Nederlandsche Bank). There he spent more than 10 years in various positions in pension supervision, cash operations and statistics, where he was Head of Unit for Supervision Statistics for Financial Institutions. From 2006 to 2008, Mr. Hoedjes was seconded as Head of the Statistical Department at the Bank Nederlandse Antillen in Curacao. Mr. Hoedjes holds  master's degrees in economics and international relations from the Universiteit van Amsterdam. He, his wife and three children reside in Frankfurt/Main, Germany.​


Andrew Candland, Deputy Head of Department

Consumer Protection Department

Katja Wuertz, Head of Department

Katja Julie Würtz is Head of EIOPA's Consumer Protection Department. She is responsible for EIOPA's activities and initiatives related to consumer protection.

Before joining EIOPA at the end of 2011, Ms Würtz had extensive working experience as Principal Legal Counsel and team leader in the area of financial law and legal oversight. In this respect she began her career first at the European Commission, followed by a few years at the Danish central bank (Danmarks Nationalbank), subsequent to which she worked for more than a decade at the European Central Bank (ECB). She has authored and co-authored a number of academic articles related to financial legislation, legal oversight and the ECB's advisory competence in its fields of competence. 

Ms Wü​rtz has Danish nationality and studied EU law at the University of Copenhagen, from where she obtained her Master degree in law in 1995.​​​​

Risk and Financial Stability Department

Dimitris Zafeiris, Head of Department