Our department supports management in achieving their objectives. We do this by providing controlling services within the framework of a holistic, value-based management system. We thus participate in the responsibility to achieve the strategic and operative objectives of the Hannover Re Group.

Our teams support the senior management in steering the company and measuring the achievement of our goals. This goes hand in hand with supporting the Executive Board in the development of the strategic and operational goals of the Hannover Re Group.

The interlinking of planning and controlling, both on an operational and  strategic level, allows us to advise the group’s Executive Board holistically on the management of the company. We steer the company's project portfolio, contribute to innovation topics and support the different departments in implementing the Hannover Re Group's strategy.

What do we do exactly?

Group Strategy & Sustainability

The Group Strategy Team is responsible for the strategy process of the Hannover Re Group. This begins with a strategic analysis of our internal strengths as well as the external market and competitive landscape. On this basis, the team advises and supports the Executive Board in developing Hannover Re's Group strategy and coordinates the Group-wide strategy process. This includes active management of the strategy portfolio, monitoring and steering the implementation of the programme in the respective strategy cycle and achieving a fully coordinated financial and strategic planning process.

The Sustainability Team is responsible for Hannover Re's strategic positioning in the area of sustainability within the framework of the Group strategy as well as the central coordination of all sustainability activities. The team's tasks include identifying, analysing and evaluating strategic and regulatory sustainability issues, advising the specialist units and managing projects. In addition, the team organises internal and external sustainability reporting and is in dialogue with various stakeholder groups. Furthermore, the Sustainability Team coordinates and steers the operational environmental management.

Costs, Operations & Project Management 
This team is responsible for Hannover Re’s cost controlling, organisational structure, process and project management.

Group Strategy ​ Management Coordination
These colleagues support the strategic planning and steering processes based on the Performance Excellence method within the whole Hannover Re Group. This includes coordinating the evolution of strategies as well as the installation and further development of the management system among other things.

What are our competencies?

As a professional service provider, we deliver our services in an efficient and timely manner with outstanding know-how and skills. This also motivates us to continually customize our services and advance the management system.

Most of our team members have the following qualifications:

  • Excellent quantitative and qualitative analytical skills
  • Good communication skills and service-mindedness
  • The ability to keep a clear head and act confidently under pressure e.g. due to deadlines