Press release 28 September 2016
Alexander Ankel will assume responsibility for the international business of the ERGO Group as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of ERGO International AG. He will take over from Jochen Messemer who will leave the Company at the end of the year. Alexander Ankel will join the ERGO Group on 1 November 2016; the primary insurer is operating in over 30 countries. The appointment is subject to the usual reservations by the German Financial Supervisory Authority.
Ankel is currently heading the insurance holding of Khazanah Nasional Berhad in Malaysia as Group CEO. The 51-year-old manager has extensive knowledge and long-term experience in the international insurance business: He has been working in an international environment since 1992 and during that time has run Allianz subsidiaries in Singapore, Malaysia, Japan and Turkey.
„With Alexander Ankel, we have gained a top manager with extensive international experience in the operational management of regional companies. We will jointly develop our international business further and build on this important pillar of our Company“, said Dr. Markus Rieß, Chairman of the Board of Management of ERGO Group AG.
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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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