Management Board changes at German sales company

Press release 20 April 2016

On the Board of Management of German sales company ERGO Beratung und Vertrieb AG (EBV), Hanno Schädel will be taking responsibility for Central Divisions Sales as of 1 July 2016. He will be replacing Thomas Bilitewski who is leaving the company by mutual agreement following a transition phase. Schädel will report to Harald Christ who, as announced on 14 December 2015, will take over as Chairman of the Board of Management of ERGO Beratung und Vertrieb AG as of 1 July 2016.

Hanno Schädel (48) has gained international management experience at various career stations in the fields of Sales Controlling, Strategy Development and Quality Management. Some of the industrial engineer’s posts include positions with Dresdner Bank AG and Deutsche Postbank Finanzberatung AG, where he was Chairman of the Board from 2009 to 2013. Most recently, Schädel was Senior Partner at Goll Consulting GmbH, focussing on financial services and sales.

“I’m delighted that we’ve been able to get Hanno Schädel on board. In his career, he has already proven many times that he can bring fresh impetus into sales forces and lead teams to success”, concluded Ulf Mainzer, responsible for HR on the ERGO Group Board of Management.

Thomas Bilitewski (52) has been with ERGO Versicherungsgruppe AG since 2013. As from 2014, he was a Board member of EBV in charge of central management tasks.

“Thomas Bilitewski played a major role in setting up EBV and was a key contact for the sales organisations. I would like to thank him on behalf of the Company for his services and commitment, and wish him all the best for the future,” said Mainzer.

ERGO Beratung und Vertrieb AG has been responsible for the management of ERGO sales organisations in Germany since April 2014.

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Hanno Schädel

Hanno Schädel

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Thomas Bilitewski

Thomas Bilitewski

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About the ERGO Group AG 
ERGO is one of the major insurance groups in Germany and Europe. Worldwide, the Group is represented in over 30 countries and concentrates on Europe and Asia. ERGO offers a comprehensive spectrum of insurance, provision and services. In its home market of Germany, ERGO ranks among the leading providers across all segments. About 43,000 people work for the Group, either as salaried employees or as full-time self-employed sales representatives. In 2015, ERGO recorded a premium income of 17.9 billion euros and rendered benefits to customers of 16.8 billion euros. ERGO is part of Munich Re, one of the world's leading reinsurers and risk carriers.
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