Are you convinced of our digital advantages?

We are the ones who can make your life easier.

ottonova is a rapidly growing team of over 100 committed employees who do their utmost for our customers. This includes fair plans, lightning-fast reimbursements, and innovative features such as our telehealth appointments. Our customers always take center stage.

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Who is behind ottonova?

Dr. Roman Rittweger

Dr. Roman Rittweger


Once an impulse generator, always an impulse generator: Roman Rittweger is physician and a game changer in the health sector.

Sebastian Scheerer

Sebastian Scheerer

Founder & Chief Design Officer

The designer is the creative mastermind among the founders. He ensures an intuitive and all-around engaging digital customer experience.

Frank Birzle

Frank Birzle


The IT specialist and founder was responsible for the basic technological framework of the company until the beginning of 2019.

Dr. Bernhard Brühl

Dr. Bernhard Brühl


As a doctor of business mathematics and actuary (DAV) Bernhard knows very well what makes us strong as an insurer in the long term.

Martin Betzwieser

Martin Betzwieser

Chief Financial Officer

With his proven expertise in start-up management, Martin heads ottonova's finance department.

Jesko David Kannenberg

Jesko David Kannenberg

Chief Sales and People Officer

Multichannel expert Jesko takes care of innovative B2B sales experiences and, as Board Member for Human Resources, of the right talent in the right place.

Christopher Koker

Christopher Koker

Chief Sales and Marketing Officer

Chris is responsible for Marketing and B2C sales. Being also in charge for business intelligence, he takes care of transforming data into insights.

Dr. Roman Rittweger

Karl-Heinz Naumann

Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Mathematician with more than 35 years of experience in private health insurance as well as an innovator in future topics relating to digitalization in private health insurance.

Leonard Clemens

Leonard Clemens

Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Leonard Clemens has decades of experience in the finance and investment industry and is founder of the private equity growth firm Cadence Growth Capital (CGC).

Our key milestones.

Since entering the market, we have launched several plans, won numerous awards, and provided innovative features and services. We are particularly proud of our outstanding level of customer satisfaction.


ottonova is founded


We've got it: the license from the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin).


We are pioneers: we offer our policyholders telehealth appointments.


We launch our expat plan.


We launch our satisfaction guarantee and are the only private health insurance company to fight against blocked old-age provisions!


We set up a joint venture with GlobalSide to advance digitization in the insurance industry.


Stiftung Warentest selects supplementary dental plan as test winner


ottonova closes a financing round for 50 million euros


ottonova opens new location in Cologne


The health X customer program launches


Check24 exclusively offers the new civil servant tariff


ottonova receives "Great Place to Work" award


ottonova launches marketing of white-label products


ottonova launches new tariffs for civil servants


ottonova closes a financing round for 40 million euros


The KUBUS study awards ottonova with the best customer satisfaction


The ottonova dental tariffs without waiting period enter the market


ottonova aquires the KVpro portal


The Gini Pay By Bank transfer function goes live


ottonova has >200 employees


ottonova is climate neutral


ottonova's again test winner for top-up dental insurance (Stiftung Warentest)


ottonova launches new student tariffs


ottonova closes Series F financing round for 34 million euros


ottonova launches company health insurance


Dr Roman Rittweger, founder of ottonova, is Chairman of the Supervisory Board. Dr Bernhard Brühl is CEO of ottonova.


Company health insurance for all ottonova employees.


Launch ottonova Study Smart.

2015 Today

Key figures that set us apart.




stars awarded our customers in the Appstore for our mobile apps


Winner mark from Stiftung Warentest for our dental tariff

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