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Michael Diekmann

Major Career Roles:

  • Chair of the Supervisory Board of Allianz SE, former CEO 03-13
  • Deputy Chair of the Supervisory Board of Fresenius SE & Co. KGAA
  • Shareholder representative of Siemens AG


Other Career Highlights:

  • Member of Temasek European Advisory Panel
  • Chair of Supervisory Board Dresdner Bank AG
  • Deputy Chair at Linde AG
  • Deputy Chair at BASF SE
  • Supervisory Board Member Lufthansa
  • International Advisory Committee of the SINO CEE Fund of SINO-CEEF Capital Management Company Ltd.

Michael Diekmann has truly global experience, with more than 25 years of international senior leadership experience and profound networks in Asia Pacific, Americas, Africa and Europe. He has multi-industry knowledge in insurance, financial services, healthcare, chemicals, and aviation.


Michael Diekmann is Chair of the Supervisory Board of Allianz SE and Deputy Chair of the Supervisory Board of Fresenius SE & Co. KGAA.


Michael is a Emeritus Member of the Temasek European Advisory Panel, a member of the International Advisory Group of Linklaters LLP and a Consultant on the Advisory Board of ISTARI Global Ltd. He is also a member of the Google Cloud EMEA Advisory Board and is a honorary Chairman of IBLAC (International Business Leaders Advisory Council for the Mayor of Shanghai).


Michael is an active venture-capital investor in biotech, cyber and waste-water processing companies.


Michael has worked on all continents during his active management time. His professional experience was predominantly at Allianz, where he held various management positions, culminating to serve as Chair of the Board of Management and CEO of Allianz SE from 2003 to 2015. He was also the Chair of the Supervisory Board of Dresdner Bank AG, Deputy Chair of the Supervisory Board at Linde AG and BASF SE and a Supervisory Board Member at Siemens AG and Lufthansa.


Michael was a member of the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s Advisory Board as well as a member of the Board of Trustees of Siemens Foundation.