Thomas Lang was elected new president by the General Assembly of all members of the NBI & NGF on 16 June 2017. He has been in office now since 1 January 2018. Thomas Lang has taken over the baton from Martin Metzler. Martin Metzler successfully presided over both associations since their foundation in 1996 for more than 20 years. He will continue to represent their interests as a member of the Executive Committee of the Institute for European Traffic Law.
Thomas Lang acted as head of claims of motor vehicle insurance for AXA Switzerland in the last 20 years and was as such responsible for international claims. He will continue to perform parts of these duties for AXA to a smaller extent.
He wants to intensify the communication of the tasks of both associations to the public. These include liability damages in international road traffic as well as the protection of victims in the event of accidents caused by unidentified or uninsured motor vehicles or bicycles.
“I would like to further simplify processes for all our customers and make sure that the protection of victims in the event of road traffic accidents in Switzerland is guaranteed as far as possible."