HDI Global SE announced the appointment of Dr. Christian Hermelingmeier as its new chief financial officer (CFO), effective 1 September 2020.
He will succeed Clemens Jungsthöfel, who is joining the Executive Boards of Hannover Rück SE and E+S Rückversicherung AG on the same date. Jungsthöfel will take over from the current chief financial officer Roland Vogel, who is retiring on 30 September 2020.
Hermelingmeier is currently head of controlling in the Retail Germany division. In this role, he serves as a member of the Supervisory Boards of HDI Lebensversicherung AG, HDI Versicherung AG, HDI Pensionskasse AG and HDI Pensionsmanagement AG.
He gained experience in industrial lines whilst serving as head of operational controlling at HDI Global from 2016 to mid-2018.
Jungsthöfel has been a member of the Executive Board of HDI Global SE since May 2018, where he was responsible for the areas of controlling, risk management, corporate development, and passive reinsurance.
He was also played a role in stabilising HDI Global SE, provided key support for the rehabilitation of property business and successfully restructured the finance function.
Torsten Leue, chairman of the Supervisory Board of HDI Global SE and CEO of Talanx AG, commented: “I would like to thank Clemens Jungsthöfel for his extremely successful work at HDI Global SE. In recent years he has been instrumental in making HDI Global fit for the future and shaping the cultural transformation. I am delighted that we have been able to recruit such a well-versed financial expert for Hannover Re. I wish him every success in his work.
“I would also like to congratulate Christian Hermelingmeier on his new challenge. He knows the Group and HDI Global and he has vast experience on the finance side. I wish him every success.”
Dr. Edgar Puls, CEO of HDI Global SE and the member of the Talanx AG Board of Management responsible for the Industrial Lines division, added: “While the departure of Clemens Jungsthöfel is a painful loss for us, joining a listed company within the Talanx Group is a terrific step for him to take.
“He has performed outstanding work for us – my considerable appreciation is matched only by how very pleased I am for him. At the same time, I am looking forward to working with Christian Hermelingmeier. I know him very well from his work with us and I have no doubt that with his cultural awareness he will continue to drive the transformation that has begun at HDI Global SE.”