Olaf Schäfer

Interim Head of Products & Services

Dr Olaf Schäfer, a German national born in 1969, became Acting Head of the Products & Services business division in May 2023, in which capacity he also sits on the Executive Board of the Helsana Group. He has been with Helsana since 2006, initially managing the Planning and Organisation units for Private Customers. He took charge of Benefits Support in 2008 and Benefits Management in 2010, before becoming Head of Services and Benefits Management in 2015. He began serving as Head of Products & Services, Individual Customers in June 2021, in parallel with the role of Deputy Head of Client Services & Benefits, which he had held since 2015.

Olaf Schäfer studied biochemistry at the University of Bayreuth and the Free University of Berlin. He then obtained his doctorate in natural sciences from the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in Berlin and the Free University of Berlin. Before joining Helsana, he worked as a consultant at Accenture Germany and as a researcher at the Franz Volhard Clinical Research Center, Charité Berlin, and at the National Institute of Health in the USA.

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