The members of the Supervisory Board of Hannover Rück SE are elected by its Annual General Meeting, insofar as they are not appointed to the Supervisory Board in accordance with the company memorandum and articles of association or as staff representatives under the terms of the SE Participation Agreement. The Supervisory Board shall appoint the Executive Board as well as exercise controlling and oversight functions. The individual business transactions that require the consent of the Supervisory Board or of its chairman are normally specified in the memorandum and articles of association of Hannover Rück SE and, additionally, in the rules of procedure of the Executive Board.

As of 31 December 2016

Herbert K. Haas, Chairman

First appointed:

2002

Place of residence:

Burgwedel, Lower Saxony

Year of birth:

1954

Place of birth:

Bad Urach, Baden-Württemberg

Member of the following committees:

  • Standing Committee
  • Finance and Audit Committee
  • Nomination Committee

Additional mandates currently held on supervisory boards/comparable control boards within the Hannover Re Group:

Chairman of the Supervisory Board of E+S Rückversicherung AG, Hannover

Additional mandates currently held on supervisory boards/comparable control boards outside the Hannover Re Group:

  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of HDI Global SE, Hannover
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of HDI Kundenservice AG, Cologne
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Talanx Deutschland AG, Hannover
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Talanx International AG, Hannover
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Talanx Systeme AG, Hannover
  • Member of the Advisory Board of Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale, Hannover

Qualifications:

Degree in business administration (Diplom-Kaufmann)

Professional career

Since 2006

Chief Executive Officer of of Talanx AG and HDI Haftpflichtverband der deutschen Industrie V.a.G., Hannover

2006 - 2008

Managing Director of Gerling Beteiligungs-GmbH

2003 - 2005

Member of the Board of Management of HDI Industrie Versicherung AG, Hannover

2002 - 2005

Member of the Board of Management of HDI Privat Versicherung AG, Hannover

2002

Member of the Board of Management of Talanx AG and HDI V.a.G., Hannover

1994

Member of the Executives Boards of Hannover Rückversicherung AG and E+S Rückversicherung AG, Hannover

1989

Hannover Rückversicherung AG and E+S Rückversicherung AG, Hannover
Senior Vice President Finance, Participations, Controlling, Taxes

1985

Insurance Corporation of Hannover, Los Angeles/USA
Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer

1984

Hannover Rückversicherung AG, Hannover
Section Manager Subsidiaries and Strategic Investments

1982

E+S Rückversicherung AG, Hannover
Executive Assistant to the Board of Management

1980

Federal Supervisory Office for the Insurance Industry, department "Financial Supervision of Property & Casualty Insurers and Reinsurers"

Dr. Klaus Sturany, Deputy Chairman

First appointed:

2000

Place of residence:

Ascona, Switzerland

Year of birth:

1946

Place of birth:

Wehrda, Hesse

Member of the following committees:

Standing Committee

Additional mandates currently held on supervisory boards/comparable control boards within the Hannover Re Group:

-

Additional mandates currently held on supervisory boards/comparable control boards outside the Hannover Re Group:

Member of the Supervisory Board of Bayer AG, Leverkusen

Qualifications:

Doctorate (Dr. phil.) in mathematics from the University of Innsbruck

Professional career

1999 - 2007

RWE AG
Chief Financial Officer

1996 - 1999

GEA AG, Bochum
Chief Financial Officer

1990 - 1996

Uhde GmbH (now ThyssenKrupp)
Managing Director responsible for Finance, Materials Management and Human Resources

1980 - 1990

Hoechst AG, Frankfurt/Main
various positions, most recently Head of Controlling

1971 - 1980

Kalle AG, Frankfurt/Main
Business Management department

Wolf-Dieter Baumgartl

First appointed:

1993

Place of residence:

Berg

Year of birth:

1943

Place of birth:

Karlsbad, Baden-Württemberg

Member of the following committees:

  • Standing Committee
  • Finance and Audit Committee
  • Nomination Committee

Additional mandates currently held on supervisory boards/comparable control boards within the Hannover Re Group:

Member of the Advisory Board of E+S Rückversicherung AG, Hannover

Other current seats on supervisory boards/comparable control boards outside the Hannover Re Group:

  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Talanx AG, Hannover
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of HDI Haftpflichtverband der Deutschen Industrie V.a.G., Hannover
  • Member of the Administrative Board of HDI Assicurazioni S.p.A., Rome/Italy

Qualifications:

Second state examination in law

Professional career

Since 2006

Talanx AG und HDI V.a.G.
Chairman of the Supervisory Board

2000 - 2006

Talanx AX
Chief Executive Officer

1993 - 2006

HDI V.a.G.
Chief Executive Officer

1981 - 1991

Aachener und Münchener
various positions, most recently Chief Executive Officer

Frauke Heitmüller

Staff representative

 

First appointed:

2012

Place of residence:

Hannover, Lower Saxony

Year of birth:

1968

Place of birth:

Jever, Lower Saxony

Member of the following committees:

-

Additional mandates currently held on supervisory boards/comparable control boards within the Hannover Re Group:

-

Additional mandates currently held on supervisory boards/comparable control boards outside the Hannover Re Group:

-

Qualifications:

Financial accountant

Professional career

Since 2013

Coordinator Business Partner Data in the area FA-SEC (Security Assessment & Rating)

Since 1998

Continous membership of the Employee Council of the joint operations Hannover Rück SE, E+S Rück and Inter Hannover

Since 1993

E+S Rückversicherung AG
Clerical duties for E+S Rück and Hannover Rück SE in various departments and positions in finance, current accounting, technical accounting and business partner data management

1991 - 1992

Further training as a financial accountant parallel to employment duties

1988

Successfully completed vocational training as an office administrator

Otto Müller

Staff representative

 

First appointed:

1992

Place of residence:

Hannover, Lower Saxony

Year of birth:

1957

Place of birth:

Vechta, Lower Saxony

Member of the following committees:

-

Additional mandates currently held on supervisory boards/comparable control boards within the Hannover Re Group:

-

Other current seats on supervisory boards/comparable control boards outside the Hannover Re Group:

Member of the Supervisory Board of Talanx AG, Hannover

Qualifications:

State examination in law

Professional career

Since 2004

Hannover Rück SE
full-time member of the Employee Council

Since 1992

Chairman of the Employee Council of the joint operations Hannover Rück SE/E+S Rück

Since 1985

Hannover Rück SE
various positions, procuration, most recently Senior Claims Counsel (Group Legal Services)

Dr. Andrea Pollak

First appointed:

2011

Place of residence:

Vienna, Austria

Year of birth:

1959

Place of birth:

Vienna, Austria

Member of the following committees:

Nomination Committee

Additional mandates currently held on supervisory boards/comparable control boards within the Hannover Re Group:

-

Additional mandates currently held on supervisory boards/comparable control boards outside the Hannover Re Group:

  • Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of Kuchen-Peter Backwaren GmbH, Hagenbrunn/Austria
  • Deputy Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of Fronius International GmbH, Pettenbach/Austria

Qualifications:

  • Internationally educated graduate in business administration
    • Read commercial science at Vienna University of Economics and Business, 1982: Master's degree (Magister) in social and economic sciences
    • 1991: Doctorate from Vienna University of Economics and Business (human resources management)
    • 2000: INSEAD, Fontainebleau (International Marketing Programme)
  • Expertise in the areas of Strategic & General Management, Finance & Accounting, Controlling, Human Resources, Corporate Governance, Organisation & Organisational Development
  • International expertise, experience including China and Eastern Europe

Professional career

2009

Founding of Advisory Services, Vienna
Consultant

2006

DSM Anti-Infectives B.V., Delft
Vice President

2005

DSM Anti-Infectives, Beijing
Vice President and Business Unit Director China

2001

DSM Fine Chemicals Austria, Linz
President/CEO and Business Unit Director

1997

DSM Fine Chemicals Austria, Linz
CFO

1994

Weidmüller GmbH und Klippon Elektrotechnik GmbH, Vienna
Commercial Director and Authorised Officer

1990

Creditanstalt-Investment Bank AG, Vienna
Vice President

1986

Finanzierungsgarantie-Gesellschaft m.b.H., Vienna
Business consulting specialist

1984

Österreichische Kontrollbank AG, Vienna

Dr. Immo Querner

First appointed:

2006

Place of residence:

Celle, Lower Saxony

Year of birth:

1963

Place of birth:

Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg

Member of the following Supervisory Board Committees:

-

Additional mandates currently held on supervisory boards/comparable control boards within the Hannover Re Group:

Member of the Supervisory Board of E+S Rückversicherung AG, Hannover

Additional mandates currently held on supervisory boards/comparable control boards outside the Hannover Re Group:

  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Talanx Asset Management GmbH, Cologne
  • Chairman of the Administrative Board of Talanx Finanz (Luxemburg) S.A., Luxembourg
  • Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Ampega Investment GmbH, Cologne
  • Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Talanx Immobilien Management GmbH, Cologne
  • Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Talanx Reinsurance Broker GmbH, Hannover
  • Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Talanx Service AG, Hannover
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Talanx International AG, Hannover
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Talanx Systeme AG, Hannover
  • Member of the Board of Directors Talanx Re (Ireland) Limited, Dublin/Ireland
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Caplantic GmbH, Hannover
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of BÖAG Börsen AG, Hannover
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Tertia Handelsbeteiligungsgesellschaft mbH, Cologne
  • Member of the Stock Exchange Council of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Deutsche Börse AG), Frankfurt/Main

Qualifications:

-

Professional career

Since 2006

Chief Financial Officer of Talanx AG and HDI V.a.G., Hannover

2002

Chief Financial Officer of Gerling Group, Cologne

1996

Gerling Credit Insurance Group, Cologne
Head of Strategy/Participations/Outward Reinsurance

1992

McKinsey & Company, Inc.
Consultant in Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France and Belgium

1992

Doctorate (Dr. rer. oec.) from the Technical University (TU) of Berlin

1989

Research Assistant at TU Berlin

1989

Degree in Engineering (Dipl.-Ing.) from TU Berlin

1988

Master of Philosophy (economics, statistics, philosophy of science) from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland

1983

Studies of Commercial Engineering at the TU Berlin and management, economics and politics at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland

1981

Apprenticeship with Siemens AG, Berlin and Hamburg

Dr. Erhard Schipporeit

First appointed:

2007

Place of residence:

Hannover, Lower Saxony

Year of birth:

1949

Place of birth:

Bitterfeld, Saxony-Anhalt

Member of the following committees:

  • Finance and Audit Committee
  • Independent financial expert on the Finance and Audit Committee

Additional mandates currently held on supervisory boards/comparable control boards within the Hannover Re Group:

-

Additional mandates currently held on supervisory boards/comparable control boards outside the Hannover Re Group:

  • Member of the Supervisory Board of HDI Haftpflichtverband der Deutschen Industrie V.a.G., Hannover
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Talanx AG, Hannover
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of BDO AG, Hamburg
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Börse AG, Frankfurt/Main
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Fuchs Petrolub SE, Mannheim
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of RWE AG, Essen
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of SAP SE, Walldorf

Qualifications:

Degree in business administration (Diplom-Kaufmann); doctorate from the University of Göttingen

Professional career

Since 2006

Independent management consultant

2000 - 2006

E.ON AG
Member of the Executive Board and CFO

1997 - 2000

VIAG AG
Member of the Executive Board and CFO

1981 - 1997

Varta AG/Varta Batterie AG
various positions, most recently Chief Executive Officer and CFO

Maike Sielaff

Staff representative

 

First appointed:

2013

Place of residence:

Burgwedel, Lower Saxony

Year of birth:

1976

Place of birth:

Hannover, Lower Saxony

Member of the following committees:

-

Additional mandates currently held on supervisory boards/comparable control boards within the Hannover Re Group:

-

Additional mandates currently held on supervisory boards/comparable control boards outside the Hannover Re Group:

-

Qualifications:

Certified business administrator for international tourism

Professional career

Since 2008

Hannover Rück SE
Clerical position

Since 2006

Continous membership of the Employee Council of the joint operations Hannover Rück SE, E+S Rück and Inter Hannover

2002 - 2008

Hannover Rück SE
Secretarial position