Members of the Supervisory Board 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 Jim Hagemann Snabe 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 United Kingdom. As a rule the members of the Supervisory Board are elected for a period of 5 years. In the event of a subsequent by-election of an individual member, the term of office will be adjusted to the residual term of the contracts of the other Supervisory Board members. The last elections to the Supervisory Board were held in the Annual General Meeting 2017. The current Supervisory Board is therefore elected until 2022.

  • 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

    Committees

    Standing Committee (Chair)

    Personnel Committee (Chair)

    Audit Committee

    Risk Committee (Chair)

    Technology Committee

    Nomination Committee (Chair)

    Committees

    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

    Date of first appointment May 7, 2017
    Membership in other statutory supervisory and SE administrative boards in Germany

    BASF SE

    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)
     
  • Jim Hagemann Snabe

    Jim Hagemann Snabe

    Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Allianz SE

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    Position Member of various Supervisory Boards
    Personal details

    Date of birth 
    October 27, 1965

    Place of birth 
    Egedal, Denmark

    Place of residence 
    Copenhagen, Denmark

    Committees

    Standing Committee

    Technology Committee (Chair)

    Nomination Committee

    Committees

    Education

    MA in Operational Research and Finance, Aarhus School of Business, Denmark

    Professional career

    1990 – 1994 
    SAP AG, Consultant, Head of Consulting Department at the Danish subsidiary of SAP

    1994 – 1996
    IBM Danmark A/S, Lyngby, Denmark – Practice Leader of Management Consulting Practice, Europe

    1996 – 2008 
    SAP AG, various management functions within SAP Group

    2008 – 2010
    SAP AG, Member of the Board of Management, Research and Development

    2010 – 2014 
    SAP AG, Co-Chief Executive Officer

    Date of first appointment May 7, 2014
    Membership in other statutory supervisory and SE administrative boards in Germany

    Siemens AG, Munich (Chairman)

    Membership in comparable supervisory bodies (listed on a stock exchange or more than 500 employees)
    A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark (Chairman)
  • Gabriele Burkhardt-Berg

    Gabriele Burkhardt-Berg

    Vice Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of Allianz SE

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    Position Employee, Allianz Deutschland AG
    Personal details

    Date of birth 
    May 20, 1960

    Place of birth 
    Dresden, Germany

    Place of residence 
    Euskirchen, Germany

    Committees

    Personnel Committee

    Technology 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

    Date of first appointment May 9, 2012
    No membership in other statutory supervisory and SE administrative boards in Germany
     
    No membership in comparable supervisory bodies (listed on a stock exchange or more than 500 employees)

     

  • 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

    Committees

    Audit Committee

    Committees

    Education

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

    Degree from Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, France

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

    Graduated from 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

    Date of first appointment May 3, 2017
    Membership in other statutory supervisory and SE administrative boards in Germany
    Curanum AG (Korian Group Company) (Chairwoman)
    Membership in comparable supervisory bodies (listed on a stock exchange or more than 500 employees)

    Segesta SpA, Italy (Korian Group Company) (Chairwoman)

    Senior Living Group NV, Belgium (Korian Group Company)

  • 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

    Committees

    Risk Committee

    Nomination Committee

    Committees

    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

    Date of first appointment August 15, 2012
    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)

    P/F BankNordik, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands (Chairwoman)

  • 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 
    Munich, Germany

    Committees

    Audit Committee (Chair)

    Risk Committee

    Technology Committee

    Committees

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

    Festo Management AG, Wien, Austria

  • Jean-Claude Le Goaër

    Jean-Claude Le Goaër

    Member of the Supervisory Board of Allianz SE

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    Position

    Employee, Allianz Informatique G.I.E.

    Personal details

    Date of birth 
    March 14, 1965

    Place of birth 
    Saint-Cloud, France

    Place of residence 
    Marly le Roi, France

    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

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

    Date of first appointment

    August 1, 2018

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

    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

    Date of first appointment April 1, 2016

    No membership in other statutory supervisory boards in Germany or comparable supervisory bodies
     (listed on a stock exchange or more than 500 employees)
     
  • Herbert Hainer

    Herbert Hainer

    Member 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

    Committees

    Standing Committee

    Personnel Committee

    Committees

    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

    Date of first appointment May 3, 2017
    Membership in other statutory supervisory and SE administrative boards in Germany

    Deutsche Lufthansa AG

    FC Bayern München AG

    Membership in comparable supervisory bodies (listed on a stock exchange or more than 500 employees)
    Accenture Plc, Ireland
  • Godfrey Robert Hayward

    Godfrey Robert Hayward

    Member of the Supervisory Board of Allianz SE

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    Position Employee, Allianz Insurance plc
    Personal details

    Date of birth 
    January 8, 1960

    Place of birth 
    Ashford, United Kingdom

    Place of residence 
    Ashford, United Kingdom

    Committees

    Risk Committee

    Committees

    Education

    Mechanical fitter apprenticeship, British Rail Engineering, United Kingdom

    Completed ordinary & higher national certificates in mechanical engineering, Canterbury College of Technology, United Kingdom

    Incorporated Engineer (IEng), Engineering Council

    Professional career

    1980 – 1987 
    British Rail Engineering, Ashford and London, United Kingdom, mechanical fitter, later first line supervisor

    Since 1987
    Allianz Insurance plc, Guildford, United Kingdom, engineer surveyor

    Since 1997
    Allianz Insurance plc, workplace representative for Allianz Engineering

    Since 2001
    Allianz Insurance plc, senior union representative of Unite for Allianz Engineering

    2006 – 2012
    Allianz SE, Member of the Supervisory Board and Risk Committee

    Since 2007
    Allianz SE, Vice Chairman of the European Works Council of Allianz

    Since 2016
    Allianz Pension Fund Trustees Limited, Guildford, United Kingdom, Director

    Date of first appointment May 3, 2017
    No membership in other statutory supervisory boards in Germany or comparable supervisory bodies (listed on a stock exchange or more than 500 employees)
     
  • 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

    Committees

    Risk 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)

    Date of first appointment September 1, 2018
    Membership in other statutory supervisory and SE administrative boards in Germany

    Allianz Deutschland AG

    Allianz Pensionsverein e.V.

    Allianz Versorgungskasse VVaG

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

    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

    Date of first appointment August 1, 2015
    Membership in other statutory supervisory and SE administrative boards in Germany 

    Date of first appointment August 1, 2015
    Membership in other statutory supervisory and SE administrative boards in Germany  Allianz Technology SE, Munich
    No membership in comparable supervisory bodies (listed on a stock exchange or more than 500 employees)