About us

At DDW Group, we have been putting clients first for 75 years. We combine our vast experience in commercial insurance, employee benefits and pensions with strong, traditional values.

From our headquarters in the Netherlands, we provide a highly professional, first-class service to clients around the world. We work with our partner brokers to ensure we have your domestic and international needs covered.

Open, transparent and straightforward, we treat every client as an individual, to make sure we find the right solution for you.

As a long-established family business, we are proud of our independence. With no commercial ties to any insurer or bank, our loyalty is to you.

Our heritage


Firm established by Wim van Erven Dorens and Rein de Waal, former teammates in the Dutch Olympic hockey team


DDW expands its domestic and international business to become one of the world’s leading commercial insurance brokers


Rein’s son, Alexander de Waal, takes the helm


Fabrice de Waal, son of Alexander, becomes CEO


DDW celebrates its 75th anniversary

Fabrice de Waal

Fabrice de Waal is CEO of DDW Group. He is responsible for day-to-day operations, and the coordination of the firm’s international business. He has worked for the company for more than ten years.

Fabrice also serves on the boards of some of our international networks.