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Dirk Böhme to join HDI in Board positions

  • Dirk Böhme succeeds Michael Krebbers
  • Seats on the Management Boards of HDI Systeme and HDI Leben
  • Jens Köwing to become Spokesman of the Management Board

Effective 1 March 2021 Dirk Böhme (52) will succeed Michael Krebbers (52). He is taking on roles on the Management Board of HDI Systeme AG (HSY) and on the Management Board of HDI Lebensversicherung AG. Going forward, he will be responsible for the IT systems in HDI Life business and – as a member of the HSY team – for the ongoing development of the HDI IT landscape. Jens Köwing (43) is taking over the role of Spokesman of the Management Board of HSY from Michael Krebbers in addition to his existing Board responsibilities.


HDI Systeme AG brings together the IT of the HDI Group and Talanx in in a central corporate operation. The dual role entrusted to Dirk Böhme is intended to ensure the close interlinking of IT and the specialist units. It is therefore envisaged that he will also join the management boards of a number of bancassurance companies. The bancassurers operating under the HDI umbrella include, among others, TARGO Versicherungen, PB Versicherungen and neue leben.

Dr Christopher Lohmann, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of HDI Systeme AG and Chief Executive Officer of HDI Germany, is looking forward to welcoming the new member of the Management Board: "Dirk Böhme is exactly the right person for us. With his wealth of experience, he will play a crucial role in the modernisation of our IT systems and the digitalisation of business models and customer interfaces. I wish him all the best and every success as he gets started. Similarly, I wish Jens Köwing all the best and every success in his new tasks as Spokesman of the Board of HSY."

A graduate in mathematics and computer science, Dirk Böhme has been active as an IT manager in the insurance industry for more than 23 years. Among other things, he served as CIO of ERGO Direkt Versicherung for nine years, before taking up his current role as Chief Operating Officer (COO) with the IT consulting company Silbury in 2018.

Michael Krebbers is leaving the HDI Group on 31 January 2021 at his own request in order to tackle new professional challenges. Christopher Lohmann: "Having spent more than twelve years in our organisation at the interface between IT and the specialist units, Michael Krebbers has played a pivotal role in driving structural changes and the strategic reorientation of IT. I would like to thank him – also on behalf of the entire Management Board – most sincerely for his efforts. We wish him all the best for the future both personally and in his professional endeavours."


This news release contains forward-looking statements which are based on certain assumptions, expectations and opinions of the Talanx AG management. These statements are, therefore, subject to certain known or unknown risks and uncertainties. A variety of factors, many of which are beyond Talanx AG’s control, affect Talanx AG’s business activities, business strategy, results, performance and achievements. Should one or more of these factors or risks or uncertainties materialise, actual results, performance or achievements of Talanx AG may vary materially from those expressed or implied in the relevant forward-looking statement. Talanx AG does not guarantee that the assumptions underlying such forward-looking statements are free from errors nor does Talanx AG accept any responsibility for the actual occurrence of the forecasted developments. Talanx AG neither intends, nor assumes any obligation, to update or revise these forward-looking statements in light of developments which differ from those anticipated.