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HDI Deutschland AG: Thomas Lüer to become new Chief Sales Officer

  • Stefanie Schlick to step down on the best of terms and by mutual agreement to pursue new professional opportunities

Thomas Lüer will take over as the head of sales at the Talanx Group’s Retail Germany division with effect from 1 October 2022. He succeeds Stefanie Schlick, who will leave the company at the end of the year on the best of terms and by mutual agreement to pursue new professional opportunities. Stefanie Schlick had proposed that HDI Deutschland AG’s Supervisory Board and she should terminate her contract by mutual agreement. The Supervisory Board agreed to her leaving the company.


Torsten Leue, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of HDI Deutschland AG and Chairman of the Board of Management of Talanx AG, said: “Both the Supervisory Board and I personally would like to thank Stefanie Schlick in particular for the changes that she has implemented at our sales operations, and respect her decision. She is leaving our company on the best of terms and by mutual agreement. I wish her all the best for her professional and personal goals. I am also delighted that we have been able to appoint a new head of sales from within our own ranks in the form of Thomas Lüer. He has consistently achieved extremely good results in his area of responsibility and is a successful graduate of our Talanx Excellence Programme, as part of which he helped to develop our Talanx Purpose: ‘Together we take care of the unexpected and foster entrepreneurship’. I would like to wish him every success in his new role.”

Thomas Lüer joined the HDI Group in October 2016, where he was initially Head of Regional Broker Sales until 2019. In January 2020, he became a member of the Board of Management of HDI Vertriebs AG, where he was responsible for all broker and partner sales activities. He has been a member of the Board of Management of HDI Lebensversicherung AG since 2022. Prior to joining the company, the law graduate held a number of sales management positions and was head of life insurance at LVM, AXA Germany and the Baloise Group, among other companies. “I would like to thank Stefanie Schlick for her client- and partner-driven expertise and her strong sales skills, which she used to enhance our sales operations.

I would like to wish her all the best for the future, both personally and professionally. I am also really looking forward to working with Thomas Lüer in his new role. He will systematically implement our Go25 strategy.” said Dr Christopher Lohmann, CEO of HDI Deutschland AG and the member of Talanx AG’s Board of Management responsible for the Retail Germany Division.

With effect from October 2022, HDI Deutschland AG’s Board of Management will consist of the following members: Dr Christopher Lohmann (Chairman), Holm Diez (Bancassurance), Sven Lixenfeld (Life & Investments), Herbert Rogenhofer (Property/Third-party Liability/ Accident/Motor), Thomas Lüer (Sales & Marketing) and Jens Warkentin (Finance).


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.