Dieter Wemmer

Former Chief Financial Officer at Zurich Insurance Group AG

Dieter Wemmer

Dieter Wemmer

Former Chief Financial Officer at Zurich Insurance Group AG


Year of initial election

UBS : 2016 | UBS Group AG : 2016 | UBS AG : 2016

Year of Birth | Nationality

1957 | Swiss and German

Professional history and education

Dieter Wemmer was elected to the BoD of UBS AG and UBS Group AG at the 2016 AGM. He has been a member of the Compensation Committee since 2018 and of the Audit Committee since 2019. Mr. Wemmer was Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Allianz SE from 2013 to 2017. He joined Allianz SE in 2012 as a member of the Board of Management, responsible for the insurance business in France, Benelux, Italy, Greece and Turkey and for the Center of Competence “Global Property & Casualty.” He was CFO of Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) from 2007 to 2011. From 2010 to 2011, he was Zurich’s Regional Chairman of Europe. Prior to this, Mr. Wemmer was CEO of the Europe General Insurance business and member of Zurich’s Group Executive Committee from 2004 to 2007. He held various other management positions in the Zurich Group, such as Chief Operating Officer of the Europe General Insurance business from 2003 to 2004, Head of Mergers and Acquisitions from 1999 to 2003 and Head of Financial Controlling from 1997 to 1999. Mr. Wemmer began his career in the insurance industry within the Zurich Group in 1986 in Cologne, after graduating from the University of Cologne with a master’s degree and acquiring his doctorate in mathematics in 1985.

Other activities and functions

* Board member of Ørsted A/S
* Member of the Berlin Center of Corporate Governance
* Senior advisor, Texas Pacific Group

Career Highlights

Zurich Insurance Group AG
Allianz SE

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Chief Executive Officer at Allianz SE

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Former Chief Executive Officer at Allianz SE

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Senior Fellow at The Center For Financial Studies

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Partner at Think Global Investments LLP

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Chief Operating Officer at Allianz SE

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President Personal & Corporate Banking & President UBS Switzerland at UBS Group AG

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Independent Chairman of Supervisory at GEA Group AG

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Former Member of the Management Board, Insurance Western & Southern Europe, Asia Pacific at Allianz SE

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Member-Supervisory Board at Allianz Vie SA

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Group Chief Executive Officer at UBS Group AG

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Dieter Wemmer
Former Chief Financial Officer at Zurich Insurance Group AG
Master's Degree
Class of 1985

The University of Cologne is founded. After Prague (1348), Vienna (1365) and Heidelberg (1386), Cologne is the fourth city to establish a university in the late medieval German Empire. The deed of foundation is signed by Pope Urban VI in Perugia. While many other universities founded in late medieval Germany owe their origins to the initiatives of prominent clerical and secular regents, it was the townspeople of Cologne who erected the city’s university. Hence, Cologne University is still today a city university in a twofold sense: it was founded by Cologne’s citizens and, even as a campus university, lies in the hub of the urban area. Its geographic location places it in the immediate vicinity of the sprawling Rhine-Ruhr industrial conurbation to the north and the city of Bonn to the south.

Doctorate Degree

Oxford is a collegiate university, consisting of the central University and colleges. The central University is composed of academic departments and research centres, administrative departments, libraries and museums. The 38 colleges are self-governing and financially independent institutions, which are related to the central University in a federal system. There are also six permanent private halls, which were founded by different Christian denominations and which still retain their Christian character.

Career History
Chief Financial Officer
1993 - 2011

Zurich is one of the world’s leading insurance groups, and one of the few to operate on a global basis. Our mission is to help our customers understand and protect themselves from risk. With about 60,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries, we aspire to become the best global insurer as measured by our shareholders, customers and employees. We help individuals, small- and medium-sized companies and global corporations around the world understand and protect themselves from risk by offering a wide range of insurance products, solutions and advisory services.

Chief Financial Officer
2013 - 2017

since 1896. We offer world class expertise across a wide range of financial services, from active asset management to insurance for the majority of Hollywood films to innovative solutions to help grow and protect income in retirement. As a leading global financial services company with more than 150,000 employees in 70 countries, we're proud to make a difference in the lives of our more than 78 million clients worldwide each day.

Head-Life Insurance
1986 - 1991

Part of Zurich Insurance Group AG, Zurich Re (Cologne) AG is a German company located in Cologne involved in fire, marine, and casualty insurance.

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Dieter Wemmer is affiliated with Zurich Insurance Group AG, Allianz SE, Zurich Re (Cologne) AG

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