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 8 May 2019

Torsten Leue, Chairman

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

First appointed:

2018

Place of residence:

Hannover

Year of birth:

1966

Place of birth:

Berlin

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/Advisory Board E+S Rückversicherung AG

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

  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board HDI Global SE, Hannover
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board HDI Kundenservice AG, Cologne
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board HDI Deutschland AG, Hannover
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board HDI International AG, Hannover
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board HDI Service AG, Hannover

Qualifications:

Certified bank clerk, Deutsche Bank AG, Berlin
Degree in business administration, Berlin

Professional career

Since 2018

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

2017 - 2018

Additionally Member of the Board of Management of HDI Haftpflichtverband der Deutschen Industrie V.a.G., Hannover and Labour Director of Talanx AG

Since 2010

Member of the Board of Management of Talanx AG, Hannover

2004 - 2010

Allianz Slovakia
Chairman of the Board of Management

1997 - 2003

Allianz Versicherungs AG, Munich
Regional Manager – Central and Eastern Europe

1995 - 1996

Allianz Versicherungs AG, Berlin
Regional Head of Distribution

1993 - 1994

Allianz Sach-Versicherungs AG, Berlin
Assistant to the Regional Manager

Herbert K. Haas

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

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 Haftpflichtverband der Deutschen Industrie V.a.G., Hannover
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Talanx AG, Hannover

Qualifications:

Degree in business administration (Diplom-Kaufmann)

Professional career

2006 - 2018

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

Natalie Bani Ardalan

Staff representative

First appointed:

2019

Place of residence:

Springe, Lower Saxony

Year of birth:

1972

Place of birth:

Sevenoaks, United Kingdom

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:

Marketing and communications specialist

Professional career

Since 2015

Hannover Rück SE
Life & Health Management Support
Consultant Marketing and communication

Since 2010

Continuous membership in various positions and Employee Council committees of Hannover Rück SE

2001 - 2014

Clerical duties in various departments and positions in the Business Group Life & Health Reinsurance in the areas of customer relationship management, marketing and sales support

2000

Human Resources International Department

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

Ilka Hundeshagen

Staff representative

First appointed:

2019

Place of residence:

Hannover

Year of birth:

1973

Place of birth:

Hildesheim

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:

Read law at the University of Osnabrück

Professional career

Since 2012

Hannover Rück SE
Technical Accounting and Claims Department
Senior Claims Counsel

Since 2006

Continuous membership of the Employee Council in various committees of Hannover Rück SE

2004 – 2012

Technical Accounting and Claims Department

Dr. Ursula Lipowsky

Freelance consultant

First appointed:

2018

Place of residence:

Munich

Year of birth:

1958

Place of birth:

Landshut

Member of the following committees:

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 Mecklenburgische Krankenversicherungs-AG
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Mecklenburgische Lebensversicherungs-AG
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Württembergische Lebensversicherung AG

Qualifications:

Read law at the Universities of Munich and Geneva; doctorate (Dr. jur.) from the University of Munich; Graduate School of Business, Stanford University

Professional career

Since 2017

Full-time member of the Supervisory Board of the Association, Association of German Dioceses (VDD), Corporation under Public Law, Bonn

Since 2015

Freelance consulting

2001 - 2015

Various Board mandates with the German companies belonging to the Swiss Re Group, Swiss Re Germany AG, Swiss Re Germany Holding AG, Swiss Re Frankona AG, Area of Board responsibility: Finance

1998 - 2001

Bayerische Rückversicherung AG
Divisional Manager Investments and Legal

1994 - 1998

Bayerische Rückversicherung AG
Divisional Manager Central Divisions Logistics and Legal

1987 - 1994

Bayerische Rückversicherung AG
Legal specialist

Dr. Michael Ollmann

Freelance consultant

First appointed:

2019

Place of residence:

Hamburg

Year of birth:

1958

Place of birth:

Duisburg, North Rhine-Westphalia

Member of the following Supervisory Board 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:

  • Member of the Supervisory Board of HDI International AG
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of HDI Global SE

Qualifications:

Degree in business administration (Diplom-Kaufmann), doctorate from the University of Hamburg

Professional career

2004 - 2013

Leader of McKinsey’s European Risk Insurance Practice

1992 - 2000

additionally Head of the Hamburg Office of McKinsey & Company, Inc.

1998

additionally Head of the Hamburg Office of McKinsey & Company, Inc.

1991 - 1998

Elected as a Partner of McKinsey & Company, Inc., member of McKinsey’s European Leadership of the Insurance and Asset Management Practice

1985 - 1991

Associate in the Hamburg office of German branch at McKinsey & Company, Inc.

1983 - 1985

Assistant to the Chief Financial Officer of HDI Haftpflichtverband der Deutschen Industrie V.a.G and of Hannover Rückversicherungs-AG/Eisen und Stahl Rückversicherungs-AG

Dr. Andrea Pollak

Freelance consultant

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:

  • Deputy Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of Fronius International GmbH, Pettenbach/Austria

Qualifications:

  • Read commercial sciences at Vienna University of Economics and Business, Master's degree in social and economic sciences
  • Doctoral studies at Vienna University of Economics and Business, Stanford University, UC Berkeley and San Francisco State University, Doctorate from Vienna University of Economics and Business (human resources management)
  • INSEAD, Fontainebleau (International Marketing Programme)

Professional career

2009

Independent consulting work, Advisory Services, Vienna

2006

Koninklijke DSM N.V., Netherlands
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. Erhard Schipporeit

Independent management consultant

First appointed:

2007

Place of residence:

Hannover, Lower Saxony

Year of birth:

1949

Place of birth:

Bitterfeld, Saxony-Anhalt

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:

  • Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board BDO AG, Hamburg
  • Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board Fuchs Petrolub SE, Mannheim
  • Member of the Supervisory Board HDI Haftpflichtverband der Deutschen Industrie V.a.G., Hannover
  • Member of the Supervisory Board RWE AG, Essen
  • Member of the Supervisory Board Talanx AG, Hannover

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

1993 - 1997

Varta AG
Chief Executive Officer

1990 - 1993

Varta AG
Member of the Executive Board

1981 - 1997

Varta AG
Various positions