Winfried Vogt

Dipl.-Kfm. Winfried Vogt

Mr. Vogt was born February 18, 1964 in Gelnhausen, Hesse. After attending the Wolfgang-Ernst-Gymnasium in Büdingen, he began studying business administration at the Justus Liebig University in Giessen in 1983.

Due to his father’s self-employment, he learned to take matters into his own hands from an early age. Therefore, he combined his passion for tennis with the need to earn money and started his career as a tennis instructor. In just 2 years, he had his own tennis school, giving him the financial freedom to study as well as to go abroad.

Mr. Vogt collected his first international experience during a semester abroad, in 1987 in San Diego. The following year, he completed his studies with a degree in business administration.

He established GfK GmbH in 1994 and led it into the new millennium with his partner Klaus Flück. In 2001, the company expanded with our international company to serve the neighboring countries, especially the Austrian market. In 2006 the same step followed for the “Swiss market”. The most recent location expansion took place in the fall of 2021 with Spain.

As he has always been fascinated by international development opportunities, it was a matter, of course, to find the first international network, “ICBA” with 4 other European credit insurance brokers in 1999. In 2014, however, it was time to break with old structures, so we left ICBA and founded the new network, “FAROSOL”. This network has a broader range of topics and, in addition to credit insurance and guarantees, also deals with financing and currency issues. Since this means that reference is made to all topics in the “world of credit insurance”, the “FAROSOL” network has significantly more influence and strength on the market. Since the foundation of FAROSOL, Mr. Vogt has held the office of President.

We, the GfK Group, are constantly working on the development of our company. This is reflected both in the development of new products, such as leasing or currency risks, and in the expansion of our team. Our social commitment through our foundation “Natur-Leben-Kultur” is very close to Mr Vogt’s heart. The foundation gives us the opportunity to make our contribution in the development of associations and the promotion of sports programmes. In addition, we support the cultural and social sector.



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Prien am Chiemsee


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Golf and tennis

Motto in life:

You never know what will happen tomorrow.

Favorite food:

Many things

Favorite football team:

FC Bayern München and Kickers Offenbach

Favorite drink:

Dry white wine, pastis, martini

Favorite city:

New York, San Diego, Nashville, Sydney

Favorite music:

80’s and rock

Favorite movie:

Action and adventure