One of the biggest insurers in Europe has announced that a long-time member of the company board will leave the firm later this year.
Jochen Messeme, who is responsible for international business on the management board of the Ergo Group, will exit the company at the end of 2016 “in best mutual agreement,” the insurer said.
“I would like to extend my cordial thanks to Jochen Messemer for his many achievements in long years of service. I am sorry to see him leave the Group,” said Ergo Group chairman Markus Riess.
“He played an essential role in driving forward the expansion of our international business and successfully laid down the tracks for future growth,” he added.
Messemer will continue to be involved in implementing the new group structure at Ergo International until the end of the year.
He will also help his successor, who has not yet been appointed, to settle in.
Messeme, a business economist, was appointed to the board of management of health insurer DKV Deutsche Krankenversicherung in 2004 and joined the group board of management in 2008.
In 2009, he took over the chair of the board of management of Ergo International. During his time in office, the company expanded into the dynamic growth markets in South East Asia with the launch of joint ventures in India and China and acquisitions in Vietnam, Singapore and Thailand.
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