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Members of the Board of Management and curricula vitae

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

In the following you find all members of the Board of Management in their current composition, including their sphere of responsibility.

  • Sergio Balbinot

    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

    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 other statutory supervisory and SE administrative boards in Germany
    Allianz Deutschland AG (Group mandate)
    Membership in other official bodies

    Pan European Insurance Forum (PEIF)

    Institute of International Finance (IIF)

    Geneva Assocation (Vice Chairman)

    Teaching position University of Cologne
  • Sergio Balbinot

    Sergio Balbinot

    Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, Insurance Western & Southern Europe, Asia Pacific

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    Personal details

    Date of birth 
    September 8, 1958

    Place of birth 
    Tarvisio, Italy

    Education

    Master Degree in Business Administration, University of Bologna

    Professional career

    1983 – 1989
    Various positions, Assicurazioni Generali SpA, Triest and Deutscher Lloyd, Munich (subsidiary of Assicurazioni Generali)

    1989 – 1992
    Head of branch office, Assicurazioni Generali, Zurich

    1992 – 1995
    Member of the Executive Committee, Europ Assistance S.A., Paris (subsidiary of Assicurazioni Generali), responsible for international business

    1995 – 1998
    Various management positions, Assicurazioni Generali SpA, Triest

    1998 – 2000
    Deputy General Manager, Assicurazioni Generali SpA, Triest

    2000 – 2002
    General Manager, Assicurazioni Generali SpA, Triest

    2002 – 2012
    Managing Director, Assicurazioni Generali SpA, Triest

    2011 – 2018
    Chairman, Insurance Europe

    2012 – 2014
    Group Chief Insurance Officer, Assicurazioni Generali SpA, Triest

    2013 – 2014
    Chairman, Generali Italy SpA, Triest

    Since January 1, 2015
    Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, responsible for the insurance business in the countries of western and southern Europe (France, Benelux, Italy, Greece, Turkey), since 2017 additionally responsible for the insurance business in Asia PacificSince September 1, 2015

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

    UniCredit S.p.A.

    Allianz France S.A. (Group mandate)

    Allianz Sigorta A.S. (Group mandate)

    Allianz Yasam ve Emeklilik A.S. (Group mandate)

    Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Co. Ltd.

    Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Co. Ltd.

  • Jacqueline Hunt

    Jacqueline Hunt

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

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    Personal details

    Date of birth 
    April 27, 1968

    Place of birth 
    Johannesburg, South Africa

    Education

    Bachelor of Accounting, University of Witwatersrand

    Bachelor of Commerce, University of Witwatersrand

    Chartered Accountant, South African Institute of Chartered Accountants

    Professional career

    1991 – 1995
    Audit Manager, Deloitte & Touche, South Africa and New Zealand

    1995 – 1997
    Senior Audit Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers, New Zealand

    1997 – 1999
    Director Global Capital Markets, PricewaterhouseCoopers, New York

    1999 – 2003
    Deputy Director Capital Management, Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Group plc, London

    2003 – 2004
    Director of Group Financial Reporting, Aviva plc, London

    2004 – 2005
    Corporate Office Finance Director, Aviva plc, London

    2005 – 2007
    Group Finance Director, Hibernian Group plc, Dublin

    2007 – 2008
    Chief Finance Officer, Norwich Union Insurance, Norwich

    2009 – 2013
    Chief Financial Officer, Standard Life plc, Edinburgh

    2013 – 2015
    CEO, Prudential UK and Europe and member of the Board of Prudential plc, London

    Since July 1, 2016 
    Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, responsible for Asset Management, US Life Insurance

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

    Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Group mandate, Chairwoman)

  • Dr. Helga Jung

    Dr. Helga Jung

    Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, Human Resources, Legal, Compliance, Mergers & Acquisitions

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    Personal details

    Date of birth 
    September 5, 1961

    Place of birth 
    Mindelheim, Germany

    Education

    Training, Bayerische Hypotheken- und Wechsel-Bank AG

    University of Augsburg: Master Degree in Business Administration

    Doctorate in Business Administration, Research Assistant with University of Augsburg

    Professional career

    1993 – 1999 
    Various positions (International Finance, Corporate Finance & Controlling), Allianz AG

    2000 – 2011 
    Head of Group Mergers & Acquisitions, Allianz SE (until 10/13/2006 Allianz AG)

    Since 2012 
    Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, responsible for the insurance business in Iberia and Latin America (until March 2018), M&A, Strategic Participations, Legal and Compliance

    Since April 2018
    Additionally responsible for Human Resources (Director responsible for Work and Social Welfare)

    Membership in statutory supervisory and SE administrative boards in Germany

    Deutsche Telekom AG

    Allianz Beratungs- und Vertriebs-AG (Group mandate)

    Allianz Deutschland AG (Group mandate)

    Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (Group mandate)

    Allianz Private Krankenversicherungs-AG (Group mandate)

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

    Allianz Compañía de Seguros y Reaseguros S.A. (Group mandate)

    Companhia de Seguros Allianz Portugal S.A. (Group mandate)

  • Dr. Christof Mascher

    Dr. Christof Mascher

    Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, Operations, Allianz Services

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    Personal details

    Date of birth 
    July 2, 1960

    Place of birth 
    Lienz (East Tyrol), Austria

    Education

    M.A. Philosophy, University of Vienna

    Doctorate degree in law, University of Innsbruck

    Professional career

    1989 – 1993 
    Business Division Commercial Lines/Broker, Wiener Allianz

    1993 – 1995 
    Head of Business Organization, Wiener Allianz/Anglo Elementar

    1994 – 1995 
    Head of Information Technology, Wiener Allianz/Anglo Elementar

    1995 – 2000 
    Head of Information Management (Information Technology and Business Organization), Allianz Elementar (Merger 1997)

    2000 – 2005 
    Member of the Board of Management of Allianz Elementar, Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Chief Operating Officer (COO)

    2006 – 2010 
    Member of the Board of Management of Allianz Deutschland AG, Chief Operating Officer (COO)

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

    Membership in statutory supervisory and SE administrative boards in Germany

    Volkswagen Autoversicherung AG

    Allianz Technology SE (Group mandate, Chairman)

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

    Allianz Partners SAS (Group mandate)

  • Niran Peiris

    Niran Peiris

    Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, Global Insurance Lines & Anglo Markets, Reinsurance, Middle East, Africa

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    Personal details

    Date of birth
    July 28, 1961

    Place of birth
    Colombo, Sri Lanka

    Education

    Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Economics, Sydney University

    Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA), Institute of Chartered Accountants

    Professional career

    1985 – 1987
    Tax Senior, Coopers & Lybrand, Sydney

    1987 – 1988
    Manager Taxation Services Division, Bird Cameron Chartered Accountants, Sydney

    1988 – 1992
    Group Taxation Manager, FAI Insurance Group, Sydney

    1992 – 1995
    Financial Controller Corporate, FAI Insurance Group, Sydney

    1995 – 1999
    Group Financial Controller, FAI Insurance Group, Sydney

    1999 – 2000
    General Manager Finance & Administration, QBE Insurance Australia Ltd., Sydney

    2000 – 2001
    General Manager Finance, Allianz Australia Ltd., Sydney

    2002 – 2009
    CFO, Allianz Australia Ltd., Sydney

    2009 – 2012
    Chief General Manager Retail Distribution, Allianz Australia Ltd., Sydney & CEO, Allianz Australia Life Insurance Ltd. , Sydney

    2013 – 2017
    Managing Director, Allianz Australia Ltd., Sydney

    Since January 1, 2018
    Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, responsible for Global Insurance Lines & Anglo Markets, Reinsurance, Middle East, Africa

    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)

  • Iván de la Sota

    Iván de la Sota

    Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, Business Transformation, Insurance Iberia & Latin America, Allianz Partners

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    Personal details

    Date of birth
    September 18, 1964

    Place of birth
    Bilbao, Spain

    Education

    Master Degree in Business Administration, University of Augsburg

    Master of Business Administration, City University Business School, London

    Professional career

    1991 – 1995
    Country Manager Spain & Portugal, Business Division Southern Europe, Allianz AG

    1995 – 1998
    Head of Planning and Controlling, Allianz Compañia de Seguros y Reaseguros S.A., Barcelona, Spain

    1998 – 2004
    CFO, Allianz Compañia de Seguros y Reaseguros S.A., Barcelona, Spain

    2000 – 2006
    Head of divisions industrial insurance and corporate clients, life insurance, e-business, Allianz Compañia de Seguros y Reaseguros S.A., Barcelona, Spain
    CEO Fénix Directo, Spain

    2007 – 2010
    CEO, Allianz Companhia de Seguros Allianz Portugal S.A., Lisbon, Portugal

    2011 – 2012
    Member of the Board of Mangement, Deputy CEO, Allianz Compañia de Seguros y Reaseguros S.A., Barcelona, Spain

    2012 – 2015
    CEO, Allianz Compañia de Seguros y Reaseguros S.A., Barcelona, Spain

    2015 – 2018
    Regional CEO of Iberia & Latin America, São Paulo, Brazil

    Since April 1, 2018
    Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, Chief Business Transformation Officer, responsible for the European direct insurance companies, the global business line Allianz Partners, and for the Iberian and Latin American region

    Membership in statutory supervisory and SE administrative boards in Germany

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

    Allianz Compañia de Seguros y Reaseguros S.A., Spain (Group mandate)

    Allianz Partners S.A.S., France (Group mandate, Chairman)

    Allianz Seguros S.A., Brazil (Group mandate)

    Companhia de Seguros Allianz Portugal S.A. (Group mandate)

  • Giulio Terzariol

    Giulio Terzariol

    Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, Finance, Controlling, Risk (CFO)

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    Personal details

    Date of birth 
    November 26, 1971

    Place of birth 
    San Dona‘ di Piave, Italy

    Education

    Laurea (Master Degree) in Business Administration, Luigi Bocconi University, Milan

    Scholarships PIM/CEMS, University Cologne

    Professional career

    1995 – 1997
    Trainee, Generali Insurance, Munich

    1998 – 2000
    Financial analyst, Group Planning and Controlling, Allianz SE

    2001 – 2004
    Head of International Insurance Controlling, Allianz SE

    2005 – 2007
    CFO, Allianz Insurance Management Asia Pacific, Singapore

    2007 – 2008
    Business Financial Officer, Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, Minneapolis

    2008 – 2015
    CFO, Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, Minneapolis

    2016 – 2017
    Head of Group Planning and Controlling, Allianz SE

    Since January 1, 2018
    Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, Finance, Controlling, Risk (CFO)

    Membership in statutory supervisory and SE administrative boards in Germany

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

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  • Dr. Günther Thallinger

    Dr. Günther Thallinger

    Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, Investment Management, ESG

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    Personal details

    Date of birth
    January 24, 1972

    Place of birth
    Graz, Austria

    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, responsible for Investments and the Center of Competence "Global Life & Health"

    Since January 1, 2018
    Additionally Chairman of the ESG Board

    Membership in statutory supervisory and SE administrative boards in Germany

    Allianz Investment Management SE (Group mandate, Chairman)

    Allianz Lebensversicherungs-AG (Group mandate)

    Allianz Private Krankenversicherungs-AG (Group mandate)

    Allianz Versicherungs-AG (Group mandate)

       
  • Dr. Axel Theis

    Dr. Axel Theis

    Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, Insurance German Speaking Countries and Central & Eastern Europe

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    Personal details

    Date of birth 
    January 13, 1958

    Place of birth 
    Berlin, Germany

    Education

    1. and 2. state law exams and PhD in law

    Professional career

    1985 – 1986
    Lawyer in Tübingen

    1986 – 2000
    Various functions at Allianz Versicherungs-AG (including management positions in Allianz’s industrial lines business)

    2000 – 2001
    Member of the Board of Management, Allianz Australia

    2001 – 2006
    Member of the Board of Management, Allianz Versicherungs-AG, Munich, responsible for industrial lines and Allianz Global Risks Rückversicherungs-AG

    2004 – 2006
    CEO, Allianz Global Risks Rückversicherungs-AG

    2006 – 2014
    CEO, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

    2015 – 2017
    Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, responsible for global industrial insurance business, credit insurance, reinsurance and the insurance business in Ireland and Great Britain, Australia as well as the Center of Competence „Global Property & Casualty"

    2016 – 2017
    Chairman of the ESG Board

    Since January 1, 2018
    Responsible for Insurance German Speaking Countries and Central & Eastern Europe as well as the Center of Competence „Global Property & Casualty"

    Membership in statutory supervisory and SE administrative boards in Germany

    Gemeinnützige ProCurand GmbH (Chairman)

    Allianz Deutschland AG (Group mandate, Chairman)

    Allianz Investment Management SE (Group mandate)

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

    Allianz Elementar Lebensversicherungs-AG (Group mandate, Chairman)

    Allianz Elementar Versicherungs-AG (Group mandate, Chairman)

    Allianz Investmentbank AG (Group mandate)

    Allianz Suisse Lebensversicherungs-Gesellschaft AG (Group mandate)

    Allianz Suisse Versicherungs-Gesellschaft AG (Group mandate)

Responsibility for ESG of the Board of Management

The ESG Board, established in 2012, is a dedicated body to address environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues within Allianz. The Board is responsible for integrating and strengthening ESG aspects within insurance and investment activities. The Allianz SE Board of Management members in charge of Asset Management, Investment Management and the Chief Financial Officer sit on the ESG Board.

Current members of the ESG Board are since January 1, 2018:

  • Dr. Günther Thallinger: member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, responsible for Investment Management, Chairman of the ESG Board
  • Jacqueline Hunt: member to the Board of Management of Allianz SE, responsible for Asset Management and US Life Insurance
  • Giulio Terzariol: member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, responsible for Finance, Controlling, Risk (CFO)

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