ERGO appoints Telekom manager Mark Klein as Chief Digital Officer

Press release 15 June 2016

Mark Klein is to become Chief Digital Officer of ERGO Digital Ventures AG, the new digital division of ERGO Group AG, Düsseldorf, as from 1 September 2016. The 44-year-old was previously Board Chairman of T-Mobile Netherlands B.V.

Klein’s main duty will be to oversee the digital transformation of ERGO’s traditional lines of business both at home and abroad as well as setting up new digital business models.

Under the roof of ERGO Group AG, ERGO Digital Ventures AG is responsible for all digital and direct activities of the Group including the subsidiary ERGO Direkt. The company will act as the driving force for innovation and digital transformation. By separating the company from traditional business and putting the management focus on digital business, the goal is to make it easier to implement new ideas quickly. Taking advantage of digital opportunities will enable ERGO Digital Ventures to achieve synergy effects. By placing all direct and digital activities under one roof, ERGO is consistently pursuing its own new path in the insurance industry.

“Mark Klein has already demonstrated in his positions to date that he is able to drive forward the digital transformation of complicated business models successfully. I am delighted that we have secured him in our Group for this key position”, emphasised Markus Rieß, Chairman of the ERGO Group.

Klein served most recently as Board Chairman of T-Mobile Netherlands B.V. He was previously in charge of Marketing, Sales and Digitalisation Activities for all European shareholdings of Deutsche Telekom AG outside of Germany.

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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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