UNIQA Austria and UNIQA International expand Management Board
Alexander BOCKELMANN will head up the newly created "digitisation" executive portfolio at UNIQA Austria and UNIQA International from 1 January 2018, while Sabine USATY-SEEWALD will become the director of the also new "customers and markets" portfolio at UNIQA Osterreich Versicherungen AG from the same date. The contracts for both Management Board appointments run until 30 June 2020.
The Vienna-based insurer pointed out following the merger of the four operating companies in Austria and the launch of the extensive innovation and investment programme last year, "the UNIQA Group is taking the next organizational step in its journey from being an insurance product provider towards being an integrated service provider from the start of the New Year".
Alexander BOCKELMANN, who has a doctorate in environmental sciences, joined UNIQA in 2013 as the Head of Group IT after previously working for the BOSTON Consulting Group in Munich and at insurance companies in Germany and the US. From the middle of 2016, as the Chief Digital Officer, he was responsible for creating the Group's new "Digital Team", which develops the Group's solutions in the field of mobile apps, customer portals, chatbots and big data.
"Alexander BOCKELMANN's appointment as the Management Board's Director of Digitisation at UNIQA Austria and UNIQA International marks UNIQA's even stronger focus on digitisation throughout the Group. In addition to the ongoing development of the digital business model, his Group-wide responsibility also comprises digital cooperations and investment in the digital environment".
The academic insurance clerk Sabine USATY-SEEWALD studied business at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. After holding management positions in industry and at financial service providers throughout her career, in 2006 she joined the UNIQA Group as the Managing Director of UNIQA Leasinggesellschaft. In 2011 she was made the head of Alternative Sales and, since 2016, has been in charge of Customer and Sales Management.
"Her new position on the Management Board of UNIQA Austria as the Director of Customers and Markets gives her responsibility for launching products and services on the Austrian market. A key aspect of her work will be which innovative answers and solutions UNIQA Austria can offer its customers in the face of rapidly changing customer expectations and market requirements".