Members and curricula vitae

The Supervisory Board of Allianz SE consists of twelve members divided equally into six shareholder representatives and six employee representatives. In accordance with the SE regulations, the Chairman of the Supervisory Board must be a shareholder representative. Michael Diekmann has been elected Chairman. The vice chairmen of the Supervisory Board are Herbert Hainer and Gabriele Burkhardt-Berg.

The distribution of seats for the employee representatives assigns four seats to Germany and one each to France and to the Italy. The last elections to the Supervisory Board were held in the Annual General Meeting 2022. 

Shareholder representatives

Michael Diekmann
Michael Diekmann

Michael Diekmann

Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Allianz SE

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Position Member of various Supervisory Boards
Personal details

Date of birth 
December 23, 1954

Place of birth 
Bielefeld, Germany

Place of residence 
Munich, Germany

Nationality
German

Date of first appointment May 7, 2017
Committees

Standing Committee (Chairman)

Personnel Committee (Chairman)

Audit Committee

Risk Committee (Chairman)

Technology Committee

Nomination Committee (Chairman)

Sustainability Committee

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Education

First state examination for lawyers (1. Jur. “Staatsexamen”), University of Göttingen

Second state examination for lawyers (2. Jur. “Staatsexamen”), Lower Saxony

Professional career

1983 – 1988
Diekmann/Thieme GbR (publishing house), CEO

1988 – 1996
Allianz Versicherungs-AG, various positions in sales and product development

1996 – 1998
Allianz Versicherungs-AG, Head of Asia-Pacific Region, Singapore

1998 – 2000
Allianz AG, Deputy Member of the Board of Management with responsibility for Asia-Pacific Region (01 – 02/2000 additional responsibility for Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa)

2000 – 2001
Allianz AG, Member of the Board of Management, responsible for the Asia-Pacific Region, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEEMA)

2002 – 2003
Allianz AG, Member of the Board of Management, responsible for North and South America and Personnel Development at the Allianz Group

2003 – 2015
Allianz SE (formerly Allianz AG), Chairman of the Board of Management

Membership in other statutory supervisory and SE administrative boards in Germany

Fresenius Management SE 

Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA  

Siemens AG  

No membership in comparable supervisory bodies (listed on a stock exchange or more than 500 employees)
 
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Sophie Boissard
Sophie Boissard

Sophie Boissard

Member of the Supervisory Board of Allianz SE

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Position Chairwoman of the Board of Management, Korian S.A.
Personal details

Date of birth 
July 11, 1970

Place of birth 
Paris, France

Place of residence 
Paris, France

Nationality
French

Date of first appointment May 3, 2017
Committees

Standing Committee

Audit Committee

Sustainability Committee

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Education

Bachelor’s Degree in German Language and Literature, Paris-Sorbonne University, Paris, France

Degree from Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris, France

Master Degree in Contemporary History, Paris-Sorbonne University, Paris, France

Graduated from École Normale Supérieure in Paris and the school of public administration ENA (École Nationale d'Administration), France

Executive Training Programme, London Business School, UK

Professional career

1996 – 2004
State Council, Paris, France, Judge

2004 – 2005 
Ministry of Labour, Paris, France, Deputy Chief of Staff

2005 – 2007
Office of the Prime Minister, Paris, France, Director General, Strategic Analysis Centre

2007 – 2008 
Ministry of Finance and Labour, Paris, France, Deputy Office Manager

2008 – 2009 
Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français (SNCF), Paris, France, Executive Director in the areas of Rail Strategy & Regulation

2009 – 2012
SNCF, Member of the Board of Management, Director General of the Stations & Connections Division

2012 – 2014 
SNCF, Member of the Board of management, Deputy Director General of the Areas of Strategy & Development

2014 – 2015
SNCF, Member of the Board of Management, Director General of the Real Estate Division

From 2016
Korian S.A., Paris, France, Chairwoman of the Board of Management

Membership in other statutory supervisory and SE administrative boards in Germany
Korian Management AG (Korian Group Company) (Chairwoman)
Membership in comparable supervisory bodies (listed on a stock exchange or more than 500 employees)

Korian Belgium S.A. (Korian Group Company)

Segesta SpA, Italy (Korian Group Company)

Christine Bosse
Christine Bosse

Christine Bosse

Member of the Supervisory Board of Allianz SE

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Position Member of various Supervisory Boards
Personal details

Date of birth 
December 21, 1960

Place of birth 
Virum, Denmark

Place of residence 
Dronningmølle, Denmark

Nationality
Danish

Date of first appointment August 15, 2012
Committees

Risk Committee

Nomination Committee

Sustainability Committee (Chairwoman)

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Education

Master of Law, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Management training programmes at INSEAD, France; Wharton University of Pennsylvania, USA; and Harvard Business School, USA

Professional career

1988 – 1990
Tryg, Copenhagen, Denmark, Head of Claims Department

1990 – 1991
Tryg, Head of Underwriting

1991 – 1993
Tryg, Deputy Head of Corporate Department for Claims and Underwriting

1993 – 1995
Tryg, Personnel Department

1995 – 1999
Tryg, Head of the Personnel Department

1999 – 2003
Tryg, Director

2003 – 2011
Tryg, Chief Executive Officer

No membership in other statutory supervisory and SE administrative boards in Germany
 
Membership in comparable supervisory bodies (listed on a stock exchange or more than 500 employees)

Coop amba, Denmark

Rashmy Chatterjee
Jim Hagemann Snabe

Rashmy Chatterjee

Member of the Supervisory Board of Allianz SE

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Position Chief Executive Officer ISTARI Global Ltd.
Personal details 

Date of birth
December 23, 1963

Place of birth
Agra, India

Place of residence
London, UK

Nationality
Singaporean

Date of first appointment May 4, 2022
Committees

Technology Committee (Chairwoman)

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Education Bachelor of Technology, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India
Professional career

1986 – 1995
Indian Navy, Deputy Director of Naval Design, India

1996 – 1998
IBM Asia Pacific, Program Director Emerging Markets Software

1999 – 2002
IBM Asia Pacific, Marketing Manager

2002 – 2004
IBM Asia Pacific, Director Marketing

2005 – 2009 
IBM ASEAN/SA, Director IBM Software

2009 – 2010
IBM Asia Pacific, Vice President Partnerships and Alliances

2011 – 2014
IBM Security, Integration Executive for the newly created cybersecurity business unit, New York, USA

2014 – 2018
IBM North America, Chief Marketing Officer, New York, USA

2018 – 2019
IBM Cybersecurity, Global Sales Leader, New York, USA

Since 2020
Chief Executive Officer, ISTARI Global Ltd., London, UK

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

BlueVoyant LLC, USA (ISTARI Portfolio Company)

Ensign InfoSecurity Pte. Ltd., Singapore (ISTARI Portfolio Company)

Sygnia, Inc., Israel (ISTARI Group Company)

ISTARI GLOBAL (SINGAPORE) Pte. Ltd., Singapore (ISTARI Group Company)

ISTARI INTERNATIONAL (UK) Limited, UK (ISTARI Group Company)

ISTARI INTERNATIONAL (US) LLC, USA (ISTARI Group Company)

Dr. Friedrich Eichiner
Dr. Friedrich Eichiner

Dr. Friedrich Eichiner

Member of the Supervisory Board of Allianz SE

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Position Member of various Supervisory Boards
Personal details

Date of birth 
April 9, 1955

Place of birth 
Eichstätt, Germany

Place of residence 
Rottach-Egern, Germany

Nationality
German

Date of first appointment May 4, 2016
Committees

Audit Committee (Chairman)

Risk Committee

Technology Committee

Nomination Committees 

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Education

Diploma in Business Administration, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich

PhD (Dr. oec. publ.), Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich

Professional career

1987 – 1999 
BMW AG, various management and project-management tasks in the areas of logistics and IT

1999 – 2002 
BMW AG, Director of Sales Development, Sales Management

2002 – 2007 
BMW AG, Director of Corporate Planning

2007 – 2008 
BMW AG, Member of the Board of Management, Corporate and Brand Development

2008 – 2016 
BMW AG, Member of the Board of Management, Finance

Membership in other statutory supervisory and SE administrative boards in Germany

Festo Management SE (Chairman)

Infineon Technologies AG  

No membership in comparable supervisory bodies (listed on a stock exchange or more than 500 employees)

 

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Herbert Hainer
Herbert Hainer

Herbert Hainer

Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Allianz SE

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Position Member of various Supervisory Boards
Personal details

Date of birth 
July 3, 1954

Place of birth 
Dingolfing, Germany

Place of residence 
Herzogenaurach, Germany

Nationality
German

Date of first appointment May 3, 2017
Committees

Standing Committee

Personnel Committee

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Education

Diploma in Business Administration, University of Applied Sciences Landshut

Professional career

1979 – 1987
Procter & Gamble GmbH, Sales and Marketing Manager Germany

1987 – 1989
adidas AG, Sales Director Hardware (racquets, balls, bags)

1989 – 1991
adidas AG, Sales Director Field

1991 – 1993
adidas AG, General Sales Manager Germany

1993 – 1995
adidas AG, Manager Sales and Logistics Germany

1996 – 1997
adidas AG, Senior Vice President Sales and Logistics Europe, Africa, Middle East

1997 – 2000
adidas AG, Member of the Board of Management, Sales and Logistics Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia and Pacific

2000 – 2001
adidas AG, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Management

2001 – 2016
adidas AG, Chairman of the Board of Management

Membership in other statutory supervisory and SE administrative boards in Germany
FC Bayern München AG (Chairman)
No membership in comparable supervisory bodies (listed on a stock exchange or more than 500 employees)
 

Employee representatives

Gabriele Burkhardt-Berg
Gabriele Burkhardt-Berg

Gabriele Burkhardt-Berg

Vice Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of Allianz SE

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Position Employee, Allianz Versicherungs-Aktiengesellschaft 
Personal details

Date of birth 
May 20, 1960

Place of birth 
Dresden, Germany

Place of residence 
Hamburg, Germany

Nationality
German

Date of first appointment May 9, 2012
Committees

Personnel Committee

Technology Committee

Sustainability Committee

Committees

Education

Training for insurance clerk (Versicherungskauffrau)

Professional career

1979 – 2001 
Allianz Versicherungs-AG, Cologne – clerk and deputy head of different departments

2002 – 2008 
Allianz Versicherungs-AG, Cologne – Chair of the Works Council released of normal duties

Since 2008 
Allianz Deutschland AG, Cologne – Chair of the Works Council released of normal duties

2007 – 2011 
Allianz Deutschland AG, Munich – Chair of the Central Works Council

Since 2011 
Allianz SE, Munich – Chair of the Group Works Council

Membership in other statutory supervisory and SE administrative boards in Germany  Allianz Versicherungs-AG 
No membership in comparable supervisory bodies (listed on a stock exchange or more than 500 employees)   
Jean-Claude Le Goaër
Jean-Claude Le Goaër

Jean-Claude Le Goaër

Member of the Supervisory Board of Allianz SE

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Position

Employee, Allianz France S.A.

Personal details

Date of birth 
March 14, 1965

Place of birth 
Saint-Cloud, France

Place of residence 
Marly le Roi, France

Nationality
French

Date of first appointment August 1, 2018
Committees

Standing Committee

Audit Committee

Committees

Education

Certificate of general mathematics

Engineering degree in nutrition and food industries, École Nationale Supérieure de Biologie Appliquée à la Nutrition et l'Alimentation, Dijon, France

Professional career

1991 – 2002
Assurances Générales de France S.A., Paris (since 2009 Allianz France S.A.), Analyst for the group retirement savings products, Analyst in the claims sector of P&C insurances, Manager of the IT team

2000 – 2015 
AGF Informatique, Paris (since 2009 Allianz Informatique G.I.E.), Treasurer of Works Council and Trade Union Representative of Confédération française démocratique du travail (CFDT, French trade union federation)

Since 2002
Judge at the Labour Court

Since 2012
CFDT, Member of the insurance sector

Since 2014
Allianz SE, Deputy Chairman of SE Works Council

2015 – 2019
Allianz Informatique G.I.E., Paris, Secretary of the Works Council Allianz Opérations
Allianz France S.A., Deputy Treasurer of the Common Works Council

Since 2019
Allianz France S.A., Member of the CSE (Comité Social et Economique - Social and Economic Committee)

No membership in other statutory supervisory and SE administrative boards in Germany and comparable supervisory bodies (listed on a stock exchange or more than 500 employees)  
Martina Grundler
Martina Grundler

Martina Grundler

Member of the Supervisory Board of Allianz SE

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Position National representative insurances, Vereinte Dienstleistungsgewerkschaft ver.di, Berlin
Personal details

Date of birth 
February 6, 1962

Place of birth 
Aachen, Germany

Place of residence 
Euskirchen, Germany

Nationality
German

Date of first appointment April 1, 2016
Committees

Audit Committee

Committees

Education

Advanced college entrance certificate (Allgemeine Hochschulreife)

Professional career

1990 – 1999
DKV, Cologne – various positions, processing (Sachbearbeitung), contract services department

1999 – 2002 
DKV, Cologne – project manager, public relations

2003 – 2004 
DKV, Cologne – project coordinator, contract services department

2004 – 2005 
DKV, Cologne – coordinator communications, general services department

2005 – 2014 
ERGO-Versicherungsgruppe, Cologne – independent works council representative

Since 2015
Vereinte Dienstleistungsgewerkschaft ver.di, Berlin – national representative insurances

Membership in other statutory supervisory and SE administrative boards in Germany  Allianz Lebensversicherungs-AG 
No membership in comparable supervisory bodies (listed on a stock exchange or more than 500 employees)   
Frank Kirsch
Jürgen Lawrenz

Frank Kirsch

Member of the Supervisory Board of Allianz SE

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Position Employee, Allianz Beratungs- und Vertriebs-AG
Personal details

Date of birth 
July 10, 1967

Place of birth 
Cologne, Germany

Place of residence 
Cologne, Germany

Nationality
German

Date of first appointment September 1, 2018
Committees

Risk Committee

Sustainability Committee

Committees

Education

Apprenticeship as an insurance salesman (Versicherungskaufmann) with Allianz Versicherungs-AG

Professional career

1988 – 1999
Allianz Versicherungs-AG, clerk in motor liability department and expert for motor liability and defence insurance

2000
Allianz Versicherungs-AG, Head of Human Resources development 

2001 – 2007
Allianz Beratungs- und Vertriebs-AG, manager sales and banking

Since 2007
Allianz Beratungs- und Vertriebs-AG, member of the Works Council (relieved from normal duties)

No membership in other statutory supervisory and SE administrative boards in Germany and comparable supervisory bodies (listed on a stock exchange or more than 500 employees)  
Jürgen Lawrenz
Jürgen Lawrenz

Jürgen Lawrenz

Mitglied des Aufsichtsrats der Allianz SE

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Position Employee, Allianz Technology SE
Personal details

Date of birth
April 1, 1963

Place of birth
Stuttgart, Germany

Place of residence
Winnenden, Germany

Nationality
German

Date of first appointment August 1, 2015
Committees 

Standing Committee

Technology Committee

Committees

Education

Advanced technical college entrance certificate (Fachhochschulreife)

Apprenticeship as office machine electronics technician

Professional career 

1987 – 1991
Bunker Ramo Corp. (later Philips PKI AG), systems engineer for banking systems

1991 – 1998
Allianz Lebensversicherungs-AG, Stuttgart, systems programmer

Since 1999
Allianz Gesellschaft für Informatik Services GmbH (later Allianz Managed Operations & Services SE), systems programmer / IT engineer in various areas; works council activitiy, inter alia Deputy Chairman of the Central Works Council

Since 2011
Allianz SE, Deputy Chairman of the Goup Works Council

Since 2013
Allianz Managed Operations & Services SE, Chairman of the SE Works Council

Since 2015
Allianz SE, member of the SE Works Council

Since 2018
Allianz SE, Chairman of the SE Works Council

Membership in other statutory supervisory and SE administrative boards in Germany  Allianz Technology SE
No membership in comparable supervisory bodies (listed on a stock exchange or more than 500 employees)   
Primiano Di Paolo
Godfrey Robert Hayward

Primiano Di Paolo

Member of the Supervisory Board of Allianz SE

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Position Employee, Allianz S.p.A.
Personal details

Date of birth 
January 25, 1967

Place of birth 
Poggio Imperiale (Foggia), Italy

Place of residence 
Cernusco Sul Naviglio (Milan), Italy

Nationality
Italian

Date of first appointment May 4, 2022
Committees

Risk Committee

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Education

Master's Degree in Computer Engineering

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering

Professional certificate for the qualification of programmer on electronic processor

Technical Maturity, Diploma of industrial expert mechanical specialization

Professional career

1991 – 1994
Database Informatica S.p.A, Rome - Analyst Programmer on banking and insurance projects for Application development department

1994 – 2002
CARIPLO - Cassa di Risparmio delle Provincie Lombarde, Milan - Analyst Programmer Senior and Software Applications Manager

2002 – 2004
R.IT Servizi per l'Information Technology S.p.A., Milan - Analyst and application manager on banking software systems

2004 – 2009
GESI Gestione Sistemi Informatici SCPA, Milan - Project Manager on insurance and financial projects

2009 – 2012
Allianz S.p.A., Milan - Project Manager on insurance projects for Information Technology department

2012 – 2017
Allianz S.p.A., Milan - Risk management department, PMO office, Project Manager and IT Demand Manager for IT project on Risk Management software systems

Since 2016
Allianz S.p.A., Milan - Trade unionist leader SNFIA (National Union of Insurance Company Functionary)

Since 2017
Allianz S.p.A., Milan - European Works Council Member

No membership in other statutory supervisory and SE administrative boards in Germany and comparable supervisory bodies (listed on a stock exchange or more than 500 employees)