As announced in November 2021, HDI Lebensversicherung AG has adopted a new strategy aimed at making it a lean and substantially more profitable life insurer and to offer customers a focused, attractive portfolio of products for personal and occupational retirement provision. Market acceptance of its unit-linked CleverInvest product has provided confirmation that HDI Germany is on the right track with this. In addition, biometric risk cover will still be provided. At the same time, the company’s systematic inforce management activities and strict cost-cutting policy will be continued.
Going forward, Fabian von Löbbecke will be responsible for new business in the areas of occupational and personal retirement provision at HDI Germany. He has many years’ experience of developing retirement provision solutions and implementing them in sales operations. The mathematician is currently a member of the Board of Management of HDI Lebensversicherung AG, where he is responsible for occupational retirement provision, and also holds other board positions at bancassurance companies belonging to the Talanx Group’s Retail Germany Division.
Bartlomiej Maciaga is an actuary and member of the German Association of Actuaries (DAV) with substantial expertise in the areas of underwriting and life insurance IT. His role will be to reduce the technical complexity of HDI Life Insurance’s portfolios, manage the portfolio migration process and drive forward actuarial portfolio management. Bartlomiej Maciaga studied economics, finance and banking in Warsaw. After 5 years at Gerling’s Actuarial Services department in Poland, he became an international consultant for more than 15 years, an area he worked in down to the present. His most recent position was at strategy consultants Boston Consulting Group, where he advised life insurers on strategic issues and portfolio optimisation. Subject to approval by BaFin, the German supervisory authority, the plan is to appoint Bartlomiej Maciaga to the Board of Management of HDI Lebensversicherung AG with effect from 2023.
Silke Fuchs will remain responsible for enhancing and modernising life insurance operations and will push forward efficiency projects.
Dirk Böhme, the Board of Management member responsible for life insurance IT at HDI Lebensversicherung AG and HDI Systeme AG, is leaving the company on the best of terms and by mutual agreement to pursue new opportunities. Sven Lixenfeld will take over responsibility for the area as from March. In addition to his broad experience of personal and occupational retirement provision, Sven Lixenfeld has substantial skills in the field of life insurance IT. He was the member of the board of SV SparkassenVersicherung with responsibility for life insurance and IT from 2008 onwards. While there, his activities included migrating all legacy systems to the new target IT environment.
Dr Christopher Lohmann, Chairman of the Supervisory Boards of HDI Lebensversicherung AG and HDI Systeme AG and the Talanx AG Board of Management member responsible for the Retail Germany Division, commented on the changes as follows: “I wish Sven Lixenfeld, Fabian von Löbbecke, Bartlomiej Maciaga and Silke Fuchs every success in their roles. The Board of Management team has the expertise and experience needed to systematically implement the new strategy and make it a success. Fabian von Löbbecke will shape a lean, profitable product range, Silke Fuchs will enhance operations with a strong focus on customer satisfaction and efficiency, and Bartlomiej Maciaga will drive forward our actuarial management activities in close tandem with IT. The new Board of Management will provide optimum support for the sales activities headed by Stefanie Schlick, HDI Germany’s new Chief Sales Officer, and Iris Kremers, who is responsible for HDI Germany’s bancassurance activities. I would like to thank Dirk Böhme sincerely for his hard work and successful contribution to reorganising HDI Germany’s life insurance IT operations. I wish him all the best for the future, both personally and professionally.”
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