Members of the Board of Management

The Board of Management of Allianz SE is made up of nine members. Chairman of the Board of Management is Oliver Bäte. 

Here you can find the CVs of all members of the Board of Management including their sphere of responsibility.

Bäte
Portrait of Oliver Bäte
Chairman of the Board of Management of Allianz SE (CEO)

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Personal details

Date of birth
March 1, 1965

Place of birth
Bensberg, Germany

Nationality
German

Education

Apprenticeship at Westdeutsche Landesbank, Cologne, Germany

University of Cologne, Business Administration

Leonard Stern School of Business, New York University, MBA

Professional career

1993 – 1994 
McKinsey & Company, New York

1995 – 1998 
McKinsey & Company, Germany

1998 – 2003 
McKinsey & Company, Germany, Principal, Leader of the German Insurance Practice

2003 – 2007 
McKinsey & Company, Germany, Director, Leader of the European Insurance and Asset Management Sector

2008 – September 2009 
Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, Chief Operating Officer (COO)

September 2009 – 2012 
Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, Controlling, Reporting, Risk (CFO)

2013 – 2014
Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, responsible for the insurance business in France, Benelux, Italy, Greece, Turkey, and for the Center of Competence "Global Property & Casualty"

January – May 7, 2015
Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, responsible for the Center of Competence "Global Property & Casualty"

Since May 7, 2015 
Chairman of the Board of Management of Allianz SE (CEO)

September 2015 – March 2018
Additionally responsible for Human Resources (Director responsible for Work and Social Welfare)

Membership in official bodies                                                                                                          

Pan European Insurance Forum (PEIF)

Institute of International Finance (IIF)

Geneva Association (Vice Chairman)

Membership in comparable supervisory bodies (listed on a stock exchange or more than 500 employees)  Coalition, Inc. 
Boshnakova
Portrait of Sirma Boshnakova
Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, Insurance Western & Southern Europe, Allianz Direct, Allianz Partners

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Personal details

Date of birth 
October 15, 1971

Place of birth 
Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Nationality
Bulgarian

Education

Master of Economics – International Economic Affairs, Moscow State Institute of International Affairs (MGIMO)

Professional career

1995 – 1997
Associate Consultant, The Boston Consulting Group, London

1998 – 2004
Various positions, Remedium Group of Companies, Moscow 

2005 – 2010
Head of Group Benefits – Health, Protection Insurance, Renaissance Insurance Group, Moscow

2007
COO, Renaissance Insurance Group, Moscow

2007 – 2010
Executive Vice President Sales and Regional Development, Renaissance Insurance Group, Moscow

2011 – 2015
CEO, Uralsib Non-life Insurance (P&C) Group and Board Chairwoman of Health and Life Insurance Uralsib Insurance Group, Moscow

2015 – 2019
Executive Vice President, Business Division for western and southern Europe, Allianz SE, Munich

Since 2019
CEO, Allianz Partners SAS, Saint-Ouen, France

Since January 1, 2022
Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE

Coste-Lepoutre
Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, Finance, Risk, Actuarial, Legal, Compliance (CFO)

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Personal details

Date of birth
April 13, 1975

Place of birth
Châlons en Champagne, France

Nationality
French

Education

Master of Actuarial Science, Institut de Science Financière et d’Assurances (ISFA) Lyon

Fellow of the French Actuarial Society 

Professional career

1998 – 1999
Intern, Group Reserving and Controlling, Swiss Re, Zurich

1999 – 2004
Various positions, SCOR Group, Paris and Toronto

2004 – 2011
Associate Principal, McKinsey & Company, Paris and Vienna

2011 – 2012
Head of CFO Office, Allianz SE, Munich

2013 – 2015
Head of Business Division for France, Benelux and Africa, Allianz SE, Munich

2015 – 2019
Regional CFO for Allianz Benelux, Allianz SE, Brussels

2019 – 2023
CFO, since 2023 Deputy CEO, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE, Munich 

September – December 2023
Head of Group Actuarial, Planning and Controlling and Group Chief Actuary, Allianz SE, Munich

Since January 1, 2024
Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE (CFO)

Karuth-Zelle
Portrait of Barbara Karuth-Zelle
Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, Operations, IT and Organization (COO)

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Personal details

Date of birth 
October 20, 1968

Place of birth 
Munich, Germany

Nationality
German

Education

PhD in Economics, Universität der Bundeswehr, Munich

Business Administration, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich 

Professional career

1993 – 1998
Consultant, Institute of Health Economics (IfG), Munich

1998 – 1999
Executive Assistant to Medical Director, Curatorship for Dialysis and Kidney Transplantation (KfH e.V.), Frankfurt am Main 

2000 – 2001
Trainee, Allianz Private Krankenversicherungs-AG, Munich

2001 – 2007
Head of Claims and Health Care Management, Allianz Private Krankenversicherungs-AG, Munich

2008 – 2011
Head of COO Office (Chief Operating Officer), Allianz SE, Munich

2012 – 2015
Member of the Board of Management, Head of Business Transformations, Allianz Technology SE (formerly AMOS SE), Munich  

2016 – 2020
CEO, Allianz Technology SE, Munich

Since January 1, 2021
Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Membership in statutory supervisory and SE administrative boards in Germany
Allianz Technology SE (Group mandate, Chairwoman)
Membership in comparable supervisory bodies (listed on a stock exchange or more than 500 employees) Allianz Partners S.A.S. (Group mandate)
Röhler
Portrait of Dr. Klaus-Peter-Röhler
Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, Insurance German Speaking Countries and Central Europe

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Personal details

Date of birth 
November 4, 1964

Place of birth 
Landau, Germany

Nationality
German

Education

Bank apprenticeship, Vereins- und Westbank, Hannover

1. and 2. state law exams and PhD in law, Göttingen University

Study of economics and Master Degree in Business Administration (Diplom-Kaufmann), Göttingen University

Professional career

1996 – 1999
Executive Assistant to the Head of North-Rhine Westphalia regional office, Allianz Versicherungs-AG, Cologne

1999 – 2000
Regional Sales Manager Agent Channel, North-Rhine Westphalia regional office, Allianz Versicherungs-AG, Soest 

2000 – 2001
Department Head for Property & Casualty small/medium commercial customers, North-Rhine Westphalia regional office, Allianz Versicherungs-AG, Cologne

2001 – 2002
Head of Banking Sales, North-Rhine Westphalia regional office, Allianz Versicherungs-AG, Cologne

2002 – 2003
Allianz-Dresdner Integration Office, Munich (as of 07/2002 Head of Office)

2003 – 2006
Head of CEO Office, Allianz SE, Munich

2006 – 2007
Senior Vice President, Business Division Europe I (Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Portugal, Greece and Turkey), Allianz SE, Munich

2007 – 2012
General Manager & COO, Allianz S.p.A, Milan

2012 – 2013
CEO and delegate of the Board of Directors, Allianz Suisse, Zurich

2014 – 2017
CEO, Allianz S.p.A., Milan

Since 2018
CEO, Allianz Deutschland AG, Munich

Since April 1, 2020
Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE

Membership in statutory supervisory and SE administrative boards in Germany

EUROKAI GmbH & Co. KGaA  

Allianz Beratungs- und Vertriebs-AG (Group mandate, Chairman)

Allianz Lebensversicherungs-AG (Group mandate, Chairman)

Allianz Private Krankenversicherungs-AG (Group mandate, Chairman)

Allianz Versicherungs-AG (Group mandate, Chairman)

Membership in comparable supervisory bodies (listed on a stock exchange or more than 500 employees) Allianz Suisse Lebensversicherungs-Gesellschaft AG (Group mandate)

Allianz Suisse Versicherungs-Gesellschaft AG (Group mandate)
  Listed company
Thallinger
Portrait of Dr. Günther Thallinger
Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, Investment Management, Sustainability

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Personal details

Date of birth
January 24, 1972

Place of birth
Graz, Austria

Nationality
Austrian

Education

Technical University of Graz and Vienna, Technical Mathematics 

Technical University of Vienna, Dissertation in Applied Mathematics

Professional career

1996 – 1998
Scientist, Technical University of Vienna

1999 – 2004 
McKinsey & Company, Cologne & Vienna

2005 – 2009
Principal, McKinsey & Company

2009 – 2011
CFO, Allianz Investment Management (AIM SE)

2012– 2016
CEO, Allianz Investment Management (AIM SE)

Since January 1, 2017
Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE

Since January 1, 2018
Additionally Chairman of the Sustainability Board

Membership in statutory supervisory and SE administrative boards in Germany

Allianz Investment Management SE (Group mandate, Chairman)

Allianz Private Krankenversicherungs-AG (Group mandate)

Townsend
Portrait of Christopher Townsend
Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, Global Insurance Lines & Anglo Markets, Reinsurance, Iberia & Latin America, Middle East, Africa

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Personal details

Date of birth
June 16, 1968

Place of birth
Lyndhurst, Hampshire, England

Nationality
British

Education

Chartered Insurer

Professional career

1989 – 1991
Junior Crime underwriter, Aviva (formerly Guarantee Society), London

1991 – 2000
Financial Lines underwriter,
National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, New York
AIG Europe (UK) Limited, London
American Home Assurance Company Pty, Sydney

2000 – 2003
Senior Vice President, Head of Mergers & Acquisitions, AIG Europe (UK) Limited, London

2004 – 2006
Head of Commercial Lines Asia, AIG South East Asia & Greater China Regional Holding Company, Hong Kong

2006
CEO Hong Kong, American Home Assurance Company Pty, Hong Kong

2007– 2010
CEO Australasia, American Home Assurance Company Pty, Sydney

2010 – 2012
CEO Asia Pacific, AIG APAC Holdings Pte Limited, Singapore

2012 – 2017
CEO Asia and member of the global executive group, MetLife Inc, Hong Kong

2018 – 2020
CEO International, AIG, Hong Kong and London

Since January 1, 2021
Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE

Membership in statutory supervisory and SE administrative boards in Germany

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (Group mandate, Chairman)

Membership in comparable supervisory bodies (listed on a stock exchange or more than 500 employees)

Allianz Australia Ltd. (Group mandate)

Allianz p.l.c. (Group mandate)

Euler Hermes Group S.A. (Group mandate, Chairman)

Wagner
Renate Wagner
Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, Asia Pacific, Mergers & Acquisitions, People and Culture

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Personal details

Date of birth 
September 29, 1974

Place of birth
Heltau, Romania

Nationality
German

Education

Diploma in Mathematics, University of Paderborn

Master of Business Administration, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh

Professional career

1998 – 2000

Risk Analyst, Westdeutsche Landesbank AG, Dusseldorf

2001 – 2005
Senior Consultant, KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, Munich

2005 – 2006
Head of Accounting, Risk Controlling and Regulatory Reporting, dab Bank AG, Munich

2006 – 2008
Head of Change Management, Zurich Insurance Group, Zurich

2008 – 2010
Head of Capital & Liquidity Management and Risk Based Capital, Zurich Insurance Group, Zurich

2010 – 2013
Head of Business Performance Management, Strategic Finance and Divisional Treasurer, Zurich Insurance Group, Zurich

2013 – 2014
Head of CFO Office, Allianz SE, Munich

2014 – 2015
Head of CEO Office, Allianz SE, Munich

2015 – 2018
Regional CFO and Head of Life & Health Asia-Pacific, Allianz SE, Singapore

January to March 2019
Regional CEO Life & Health Asia-Pacific, Allianz SE, Singapore

April to December 2019
Head of Human Resources, Allianz SE, Munich

Since January 1, 2020
Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE

2020 – 2022
Additionally Member of the Board of Management of Allianz Deutschland AG, Munich, responsible for Human Resources and Internal Services

Membership in comparable supervisory bodies (listed on a stock exchange or more than 500 employees)                             

Allianz (China) Insurance Holding Company Ltd. (Group mandate, Chairwoman)

Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company Ltd.

Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Company Ltd.

UniCredit S.p.A.  

  Listed company
Wimmer
Portrait of Dr. Andreas Wimmer

Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, Asset Management, US Life Insurance

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Personal details

Date of birth
June 7, 1974

Place of birth
Dingolfing, Germany

Nationality
German

Education

Degree in Business Administration, University of Regensburg (Germany)

MBA, Murray State University (USA)

PhD. in Business Administration, University of Regensburg

Professional career

1999 – 2004
Researcher at the Institute for Banking Innovation (ibi), Regensburg, Germany

2004 – 2006
Executive Assistant to the board member for finance and investment management / Chief Executive Officer, Allianz Lebensversicherungs-AG, Stuttgart

2006 – 2009
Team lead product development, Allianz Lebensversicherungs-AG, Stuttgart

2009 – 2011
Head of broker sales department, Allianz Lebensversicherungs-AG, Hamburg

2012 – 2013
Head of broker sales division, Allianz Versicherungs-AG, Hamburg

2014
Head of special sales division, Allianz Lebensversicherungs-AG, Stuttgart

2015 – 2019
Member of the Board of Management, corporate clients, Allianz Lebensversicherungs-AG, Stuttgart

2020 – 2021
Member of the Board of Management, life insurance, Allianz Deutschland AG, Munich 

2020 – March 2022
Chief Executive Officer, Allianz Lebensversicherungs-AG, Stuttgart

Since October 1, 2021
Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE

Membership in statutory supervisory and SE administrative boards in Germany
Allianz Lebensversicherungs-AG (Group mandate)
Membership in comparable supervisory bodies (listed on a stock exchange or more than 500 employees) Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Group mandate, Chairman)
Members of the Board of Management are appointed for a maximum term of five years. First-time appointments have usually a term of three years. 
The Remuneration of the Board of Management is focused on sustainability and aligned with shareholder interests.
The ESG Board is a dedicated body to address environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues within Allianz.