Alexander ANKEL to head ERGO International AG

Alexander ANKEL has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of ERGO's international business, the German insurance group recently announced. Alexander ANKEL will assume the new responsibility on November 1, replacing Jochen MESSEMER who will leave the company at the end of the year. 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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