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Members of the Board of Management and curricula vitae

The Board of Management of Allianz SE is made up of nine 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.

  Oliver Bäte

Chairman of the Board of Management of Allianz SE (CEO)

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)

Since September 1, 2015
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, Chairman)

Institute of International Finance (IIF)

Geneva Assocation (Vice Chairman)

Teaching position University of Cologne

  Sergio Balbinot

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

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

2012 – 2014
Group Chief Insurance Officer, Assicurazioni Generali 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) and Africa, excluding North Africa

Since September 1, 2015
Additionally responsible for the insurance business in Middle East, North Africa and India

Since January 1, 2017
Additionally responsible for the insurance business in Asia Pacific

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.

Membership in other official bodies Insurance Europe (President)

  Jacqueline Hunt

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

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

Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, Insurance Iberia & Latin America, Legal, Compliance, Mergers & Acquisitions

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, M&A, Strategic Participations, Legal and Compliance

Membership in statutory supervisory and SE administrative boards in Germany

Deutsche Telekom AG

Allianz Deutschland AG (Group mandate)

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (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

Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, Operations, Allianz Worldwide Partners (COO)

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 other 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)

  Dr. Günther Thallinger

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

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"

Membership in other statutory supervisory and SE administrative boards in Germany

Allianz Investment Management SE (Group mandate, Chairman)

Allianz Lebensversicherungs-AG (Group mandate)

Membership in comparable supervisory bodies (listed on a stock exchange or more than 500 employees) Allianz S.p.A. (Group mandate)

  Dr. Axel Theis

Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, Global Insurance Lines & Anglo Markets, Environment, Social and Governance (ESG)

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

Since January 1, 2015
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

Since May 7, 2015
Additionally responsible for the Center of Competence "Global Property & Casualty"

Since September 1, 2015
Additionally responsible for the insurance business in Australia

Since July 1, 2016
Additionally responsible for Environment, Social and Governance (ESG)

Membership in statutory supervisory and SE administrative boards in Germany

ProCurand GmbH & KGaA (Chairman)

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 Insurance plc (Group mandate, Chairman)

Allianz Irish Life Holdings plc (Group mandate)

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

  Dr. Dieter Wemmer

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

Personal details

Date of birth
February 27, 1957

Place of birth
Cologne, Germany

Education

University of Cologne, Master Degree in Mathematics

Doctorate in Mathematics, University of Cologne, and Research Assistant, University of Oxford

Professional career

1986 – 1992
Pricing Actuary, later Head of Life Reinsurance and Chief Actuary, Zurich Re, Cologne

1992 – 1996
Various positions, from 1995 Member of the Board of Management of the later Zurich Versicherung, Frankfurt

1996 – 2003
Project manager for implementation of IAS / US GAAP, from 1997 Head of Financial Controlling, from 1999 Head of Mergers and Acquisitions, Zurich Financial Services

2003 – 2004
Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Europe General Insurance business, Zurich Financial Services

2004 – 2007
CEO of the Europe General Insurance business and Member of the Group Executive Committee, Zurich Financial Services

2007 – 2011
Chief Financial Officer, Zurich Financial Services

2010 – 2011
Regional Chairman of Europe (additionally to CFO position), Zurich Financial Services

2012
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"

Since January 1, 2013
Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, Finance, Controlling, Risk (CFO)

Membership in other statutory supervisory and SE administrative boards in Germany

Allianz Investment Management SE (Group mandate)

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

UBS Group AG, Zurich, Switzerland

Membership in other official bodies

CFO Forum

Berlin Center of Corporate Governance (BCCG)

  Dr. Werner Zedelius

Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, Insurance German-speaking countries and Central & Eastern Europe

Personal details

Date of birth
September 16, 1957

Place of birth
Düsseldorf, Germany

Education

Bankkaufmann (General qualification in banking)

Doctorate in law

Professional career

1987 – 1993 
Various functions in sales, Allianz Versicherungs-AG

1993 – 1996
Head of Chairman’s Office, Allianz AG

1996 – 1999
General Manager Finance and Member of the Board of Cornhill Insurance PLC, London

2000 – 2001
Head of Regional Office for North Rhine-Westphalia, Allianz Versicherungs-AG

2002 – 2010
Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE (until 10/13/2006 Allianz AG), Munich, Insurance Growth Markets

Since 2011
Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, responsible for Insurance German Speaking Countries, Human Resources (Director responsible for Work and Social Welfare), Allianz Banking

Since September 1, 2015
Responsible for Insurance German Speaking Countries and Central & Eastern Europe

Membership in statutory supervisory and SE administrative boards in Germany

Allianz Deutschland AG (Group mandate, Chairman)

Allianz Investment Management SE (Group mandate)

FC Bayern München AG

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)

Allianz Tiriac Asigurari S.A. (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 Global Insurance Lines sit on the ESG Board.

Current members of the ESG Board are:

  • Dr. Axel Theis: member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, responsible for Global Insurance Lines & Anglo Markets, Chairman of the ESG Board
  • Jacqueline Hunt: member to the Board of Management of Allianz SE, responsible for Asset Management and US Life Insurance
  • Dr. Günther Thallinger: member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, responsible for Investment Management

Further information:

Our roles and responsibilities

Allianz Group Sustainability Report 2016 (p. 24) (PDF, 16.8 MB)

  News on the Board of Management

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