Klaus-Peter Röhler succeeds Axel Theis

Axel Theis (62), Member of the Board of Allianz SE responsible for insurance in German-speaking countries and Central and Eastern Europe, retires at his own request on March 31, 2020 after more than 33 years at Allianz. Klaus-Peter Röhler (55), currently Chairman of the Board of Management of Allianz Deutschland AG and Allianz Versicherungs-AG, has been appointed by the Supervisory Board as his successor effective April 1, 2020.

Röhler will retain his role at Allianz Deutschland AG. At Allianz Versicherungs-AG he will be succeeded by Frank Sommerfeld as Chairman of the Board of Management effective April 1, 2020. 

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Klaus-Peter Röhler
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Axel Theis

Oliver Bäte, Chairman of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, said: “Klaus-Peter Röhler has been leading Allianz Deutschland to profitable growth since 2018 and will continue to develop it sustainably in his new responsibility. I thank Axel Theis for his decades of successful work, and I would like to pay special tribute to his expertise and foresight on the Board of Allianz SE over the last six years. I wish him all the very best in his personal life and entrepreneurial ventures.”

Michael Diekmann, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Allianz SE, added: “With Axel Theis, a highly respected Allianzer who has visibly shaped our company is retiring. For three decades Axel Theis was a driving force for the continuous development of our property and casualty segment worldwide. With Klaus-Peter Röhler, he is succeeded by a very experienced insurance manager who has achieved lasting successes as CEO of several units.”

The Allianz Group is one of the world's leading insurers and asset managers with around 125 million* private and corporate customers in nearly 70 countries. Allianz customers benefit from a broad range of personal and corporate insurance services, ranging from property, life and health insurance to assistance services to credit insurance and global business insurance. Allianz is one of the world’s largest investors, managing around 746 billion euros** on behalf of its insurance customers. Furthermore, our asset managers PIMCO and Allianz Global Investors manage about 1.8 trillion euros** of third-party assets. Thanks to our systematic integration of ecological and social criteria in our business processes and investment decisions, we are among the leaders in the insurance industry in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In 2023, over 157,000 employees achieved total business volume of 161.7 billion euros and an operating profit of 14.7 billion euros for the group.
* Including non-consolidated entities with Allianz customers.
** As of March 31, 2024.

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