Dr. Wicke succeeds Dr. Heinz-Peter Roß, who will leave the Board of Management on 30 June 2014 when the term of his appointment expires.
"In Dr. Wicke we have attracted not only a proven expert for German retail business but also a strong leadership figure. We are looking forward to working with him and wish him every success and all the very best in his mission", Wolf-Dieter Baumgartl, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Talanx AG, stated. "Dr. Wicke will be tasked with maintaining and refining the systematic process of consolidation currently ongoing within the division."
Dr. Wicke is currently a member of the Management Board of Wüstenrot & Württembergische AG, on which he serves as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Risk Officer. The 45-year-old Dr. Wicke previously served on the Management Board of DBV-Winterthur Versicherungen from 2004 to 2007, with responsibility for the areas of Finance, DBV Netherlands and International Cooperations.
Dr. Wicke studied and obtained his doctoral degree at the University of Bamberg. He is married with two children.
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