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Michael Diekmann

Michael Diekmann

Experienced Chairman: DAX, Euro Stoxx 50, Stoxx Europe 50, Public Sector, Private Sector
Experienced CEO: Public Sector, Private Sector

  • 24 years of international senior leadership experience
  • Multi-industry knowledge in insurance, financial services, chemicals and aviation
  • Profound networks in Asia Pacific, Americas, Africa and Europe
  • Experience as a Nomination Committee Chair, Personnel Committee Chair, Risk Committee Chair, Standing Committee Chair, Audit Committee member, Compensation Committee member, Technology Committee member
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Current Positions

Michael Diekmann serves as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Allianz SE, is the Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Fresenius SE & Co KGAA, and a Non-Executive Director at Siemens AG.

Michael is the Chairman of the International Business Leaders Advisory Council for the Mayor of Shanghai (IBLAC). He is also a member of the Temasek European Advisory Panel, a member of the International Advisory Committee of the SINO CCE Fund of SINO-CEEF Capital Management Company Ltd, and a member of the International Advisory Group of Linklaters LLP.

Additionally, he is an active venture capital investor in biotechs, cyber and waste water processing.

Industry Knowledge

Michael has worked in all continents during his active management time and has a profound network of relationships in Asia Pacific, Americas, Africa and Europe. His professional experience was predominately at Allianz where he held various management positions, culminating to serve as Chairman of the Board of Management and CEO of Allianz SE from 2003 to 2015. Michael was also the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Dresdner Bank AG, Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Linde AG and BASF as well as a Supervisory Board member at Lufthansa.

Michael was also a member of the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s Advisory Board as well as a member of the Board of Trustees of Siemens Foundation.

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Professor Dr Óscar Fanjul

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Sir Tom McKillop

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