Henry Engelhardt

Founder and Retired CEO, Admiral

Henry Engelhardt

Founder and Retired CEO, Admiral

Biography

Henry Engelhardt

Henry Engelhardt was the chief executive officer of Admiral Group PLC for more than 23 years, 1991-2016.  Admiral is the largest private car insurer in the UK, and also has operations in Italy, Spain, France and the USA.  Henry is currently semi-retired as he spends some time teaching and working as a mentor within Admiral.

After getting his MBA in 1988 Henry worked briefly as a management consultant in the UK and then went on to join a car insurance start-up, Churchill Insurance, as the marketing and sales manager.  In mid-1991 Henry was recruited by a leading managing agent at Lloyd’s of London to set up and run what’s become Admiral Group plc.  Admiral launched on-time and under-budget on 2 January 1993 and now has more than 5 million policyholders and turnover of £3 billion.

In September 2004, Admiral listed on the London Stock Exchange with a market cap of £711m.  Since 2007 Admiral has been a member of the FTSE 100 and at the end of 2018 its market capitalization was nearly £6 billion.

Admiral Group has its headquarters in Cardiff, Wales and employs 10,000 people globally.

Henry holds an MBA from Insead, Fontainebleau, France as well as a BA in journalism and radio/tv/film from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mi.  Henry was awarded a CBE in 2008 and is a three-time winner of the Sunday Times Best Companies To Work For Best Leader award.  He is married with four adult children.  He and his wife live happily in Cardiff, Wales.

All sessions by Henry Engelhardt

KEYNOTE 3

07 Feb 2019
14:00 - 14:30
Aula Magna