HDI Systeme AG brings together the IT of the HDI Group and Talanx in in a central corporate operation. Bohme will be responsible for the IT systems in HDI Life business and - as a member of the HSY team - for the ongoing development of the HDI IT landscape. The dual role entrusted to Dirk Bohme is intended to ensure the close interlinking of IT and the specialist units. It is therefore envisaged that he will also join the management boards of a number of bancassurance companies.
Christopher Lohmann, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of HDI Systeme AG and Chief Executive Officer of HDI Germany, commented on Bohme's appointment:
"Dirk Bohme is exactly the right person for us. With his wealth of experience, he will play a crucial role in the modernisation of our IT systems and the digitalisation of business models and customer interfaces. I wish him all the best and every success as he gets started. Similarly, I wish Jens Kowing all the best and every success in his new tasks as Spokesman of the Board of HSY."
A graduate in mathematics and computer science, Dirk Bohme has been active as an IT manager in the insurance industry for more than 23 years. Among other things, he served as CIO of ERGO Direkt Versicherung for nine years, before taking up his current role as Chief Operating Officer (COO) with the IT consulting company Silbury in 2018.
Dirk Bohme (52) is replacing Michael Krebbers (52), which is leaving the HDI Group on 31 January 2021 at his own request in order to tackle new professional challenges. Jens Kowing (43) is taking over the role of Spokesman of the Management Board of HSY from Michael Krebbers in addition to his existing Board responsibilities.
Christopher Lohmann commented on these changes:
"Having spent more than twelve years in our organisation at the interface between IT and the specialist units, Michael Krebbers has played a pivotal role in driving structural changes and the strategic reorientation of IT. I would like to thank him - also on behalf of the entire Management Board - most sincerely for his efforts. We wish him all the best for the future both personally and in his professional endeavours."