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HDI Global announces management board changes

14th June 2022 - Author: Jack Willard

Industrial insurer HDI Global SE has announced several management changes.

HDI Global logoDavid Hullin will take over entire international business from Jens Wohlthat on the Management Board, who retires at the end of September 2022.

When he takes on this new role, Hullin will be responsible for the entire business of the Industrial Lines division of the Talanx Group outside Germany.

Previously, Hullin was responsible for Continental Europe, North and South America, the United Kingdom and Ireland, while Wohlthat’s area of responsibility covered the regions Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Global Network.

Since May 2019, Hullin has been a Member of the Management Board of HDI Global SE. Initially, he was responsible for the areas of Property, Engineering Insurance, Marine, Multi-Risk and the Europe division.

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Since the beginning of 2022, he has worked together with Wohlthat looking after all international markets. Hullin, also has 27 years of experience within both reinsurance and international primary insurance at the Talanx Group.

HDI Global noted, that Wohlthat will continue to remain available to HDI Global in an advisory capacity.

In addition, Wohlthat started out his career in 1980 as an apprentice at the HDI Head Office in Hannover, before holding various positions in industrial insurance and foreign business.

In 1996, he was named Section Leader of Liability Foreign before joining the Management Board of HDI International Holding AG in 2002. Since 2006, he has been a Member of the Management Board of HDI Global SE. Under his aegis, the foreign share of HDI Global’s premium volume has risen to around 60%.

Furthermore,  HDI Global SE stated that after successful restructuring of the organisation in Germany with profitable growth, Andreas Luberichs will be stepping down from the Management Board of by mutual agreement on 30 June, 2022 in order to devote himself to new challenges.

The company said that in the future, Dr Barbara Klimaszewski-Blettner will be responsible for business in Germany. She has more than twelve years of experience in the insurance industry, including ten years in industrial insurance, and has held various positions including with Allianz Global Corporate Solutions.

She currently heads the south-east region at HDI Global with the locations Munich, Nuremberg and Leipzig.

As Managing Director below the Management Board, she will report to the Chairman of the Management Board of HDI Global SE, Dr Edgar Puls.

Torsten Leue, Chairman of the Management Board of Talanx AG and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of HDI Global SE, commented: “Jens Wohlthat, one of the leading experts in the international insurance industry, is going to retire. I should like to thank him most warmly for the successful expansion of the international markets. I would also like to wish him lots of enjoyment and all the best for the next stage in his life.

“David Hullin has a wealth of international experience and he is the ideal successor to Jens Wohlthat. He is not only familiar with the insurance business and international markets, he also knows how to conduct strategic development of profitable organic and inorganic growth. I would also like to extend my thanks to Andreas Luberichs for his successful work, particularly for the sustainable restructuring of the organisation in Germany of HDI Global SE.”

Edgar Puls, Chairman of the Management Board of HDI Global SE, added: “Jens Wohlthat has enriched the Management Board over many years beyond the scope of his international experience with his incisive opinions with the highest personal commitment. I would like to give him my heartfelt thanks for his dedication and I am delighted that he will continue to support us on our journey with advice into the future.

“David Hullin will continue to drive forward our international growth. I wish him every success in his supplementary function.

“Andreas Luberichs is leaving us following completion of the transformation of the German organisation at HDI Global. I would like to thank Andreas Luberichs very much for his successful work and wish him all the best as he tackles his new challenges.”

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