We are a relatively new insurance company that started operations in 2016 with a strong foundation provided by Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited, having acquired portfolios from QBE and AIG. With a focus on underwriting in Central-Eastern Europe, we have a wealth of experience and knowledge. Our goal is to build a strong business that will thrive for the next century. We believe in the active involvement of our people in our journey and evolution, as they play a crucial role in driving our growth and success.

  • Our vision

    We believe in fairness and simplicity in all our relationships, that is how we do business! We deliver transparent products and rapid claims service to address the challenges of the changing world around us! 

  • Our passion

    We take care of our employees who in return will take care of our customers.  By creating a positive work culture and delivering excellent customer service, we believe our business will thrive while also making a positive impact on the environment and society

  • Our people

    We are employee focused. We believe in empowering our people and encouraging knowledge-sharing based, impactful, and collaborative relationships across our countries, teams, and communities. At Colonnade we fuel empowerment with leadership and ownership, which is demonstrated by everyone of us. 

    Colonnade owes its growth and success to its people and their expertise and enthusiasm. We deeply value our employees and collaborate with them to foster a supportive and harmonious work environment that prioritizes their overall well-being and personal and professional growth.

  • Our values

    • Honesty and integrity are essential in all our relationships and will never be compromised.

    • We always look at opportunities but emphasize downside protection and look for ways to minimize loss of capital.

    • We are results oriented – not political.

    • We are entrepreneurial. We encourage calculated risk-taking. It is all right to fail but we should learn from our mistakes.

    • We are team players – no “egos”. A confrontational style is not appropriate. We value loyalty – to Fairfax and our colleagues.

    • We will never bet the company on any project or acquisition.

    • We follow the Golden Rule: we treat others as we would want to be treated.

    • We believe in having fun – at work!

    • We are hard working but not at the expense of our families.

  • Our communities

    We operate in the CEE region in a multicultural environment. Our unique model of collaboration is represented via international communities which include colleagues from different markets, teams with various backgrounds, experience, and expertise. This collaborative approach enables us to meet the needs of our clients more effectively. The communities promote cultural understanding, create more inclusive and welcoming work environment and opportunities for professional fulfilment.  Please join the successful team of Colonnade! 

  • Our approaches

    We are working hard to achieve our vision through: 

      • investing in our colleagues, attracting new talents, and creating new career opportunities; 
      • implementing modern technologies to support our teams to provide exceptional customer service; 
      • demonstrating disciplined and innovative business practices; 
      • being responsible in the societies and the environment we live in. 

     Our approaches are underpinned by our fair & friendly culture and values. 

  • Our background

    Colonnade Insurance S.A. (Colonnade) is a Luxembourg based non-life insurance company fully owned by Canada based Fairfax Financial Holdings, an international financial services holding company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Fairfax through its subsidiaries is engaged in property, liability and casualty insurance, reinsurance, and investment management.

    Colonnade has offices in Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria, and Romania with more than 600+ employees in the CEE region.