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Jens Warkentin joins the Management Board of Talanx Deutschland AG

Jens Warkentin, currently Chief Operating Officer at AXA Konzern AG in Germany, is joining the Management Board of Talanx Deutschland AG on 1 October 2018 subject to the approval of the Supervisory Board. Effective 31 March 2019 the 51-year-old will take over the area of Board responsibility overseen by Barbara Riebeling, currently Chief Financial Officer and Labour Director of Talanx Deutschland AG. In addition, the appointment of Jens Warkentin to further seats on management boards within the Retail Germany division of the Talanx Group is envisaged. Barbara Riebeling is retiring on 31 March 2019 after what will have been 31 years of service to the Group.

"In Jens Warkentin we have secured the services of an expert with outstanding knowledge of the insurance industry. We would like to wish Mr. Warkentin all the best for a good start in his new role and we look forward to working with him going forward", Torsten Leue, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Talanx Deutschland AG and Chief Executive Officer of Talanx AG, commented.

It was back in 2000 that Jens Warkentin began his career at AXA, initially serving as head of Group Development in the years until 2006. Trained as an economist and certified insurance practitioner, Mr. Warkentin oversaw the integration of DBV-Winterthur and in 2007 took on responsibility for the area of Process and Quality Management Sales. After being appointed as Chief Operating Officer of Axa Bank AG in 2009, he took charge of Sales Management and Bank Distribution in 2011. In April 2015 Jens Warkentin was appointed to the management boards of Axa Konzern AG, Axa Lebensversicherung AG, Axa Versicherung AG and Axa Krankenversicherung AG, assuming board responsibility for the area of Customer, Partner and Process Service.

The appointment is subject to the approval of the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin).


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