Country: Germany
Net premiums written 1999: $1,806m (£1,271.6m)

Head office:
Colonia-Allee 10-20
51067 Cologne
Tel: +49 221 148 105
Fax: +49 221 148 2 2740

Year established: Origins back to 1816
Parent: Axa

Chief officer: Claus-Michael Dill, CEO
Biography: A member of the board of directors of Gerling Konzern insurance group holding company since April 1995, Claus-Michael Dill joined Axa in June 1999, as chairman of the board of directors of AXA Colonia Konzern.

His career started in 1981 as consultant in company management at Kauders International. He then moved to McKinsey in 1984, also as a consultant.

In 1987, he started work at Schweizer Rück Gruppe, Zurich and Munich (reinsurance group) where he was:

  • Member of the board of directors of Schweiser
    Rück-Beteiligungs-Gesellschaft in Munich, in
  • Managing director of Schweiz Versicherung in
    Zurich (Swiss direct insurance subsidiary of
    Schweizer Rück), in 1990
  • Member of the board of directors of Vereinte
    Versicherung in Munich (investments, finance
    and accountancy), in 1995.