Generali completes Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH) Management Board

Dec 20, 2022.
  • Katrin Gruber appointed Chief Financial Officer for Germany, Austria and Switzerland, as well as Chief Business Performance Officer of Generali Germany
  • Marcela Středová assumes the role of Chief Risk Officer for DACH and Generali Germany
  • Jean-Pierre Schmid, Chief Human Resources and Organisation Officer for DACH, also takes on this role for Germany

Munich – The Generali Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH) business unit, which was newly created this year, has completed its Management Board. Therefore, as of 1 January 2023, there will also be changes on the Management Board of Generali in Germany.


Giovanni Liverani, CEO of the Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH) business unit, says: “On the basis of our organisational and strategic direction in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, we’ve completed the Management Board for our DACH business unit. I’m delighted that we’ve been able to fill the key executive positions with international managers from within the Generali Group. As the Generali Group’s second largest business unit, with EUR 19.4 billion in premiums, we are combining the strengths of all three national sales companies thanks to this team, unlocking new potential and driving the implementation of our Lifetime Partner 24: Driving Growth strategy that aims to continue our sustainable, profitable growth.”


Katrin Gruber (54) assumes the role of Chief Financial Officer for DACH. As Chief Risk Officer, Gruber was previously responsible for both DACH (on an interim basis) and Generali Germany. She will also become Chief Business Performance Officer of Generali Germany. 


Marcela Středová (46) assumes Gruber’s previous responsibilities on the DACH Management Board, as well as the role of Chief Risk Officer in Germany. Středová has worked for the Generali Group since 2008, most recently as Chief Risk Officer and Head of Actuarial Function at Generali CEE Holding in Prague.


Jean-Pierre Schmid (59), Chief Human Resources and Organisation Officer for DACH, will also assume the same role in Germany. He succeeds Dr Robert Wehn, who was appointed to the role of Chief IT, Digital and Operations Officer for DACH in early November. In addition, as of 1 January, he will take up the role of Chief Operating Officer in Germany, which he has held on an interim basis since November.


The Generali Group is an independent Italian group with a strong international presence. Established in 1831, the company is now one of the world’s leading insurers. Generali has around 75,000 employees serving more than 67 million customers in 50 countries. The Group’s total income came to more than EUR 75.8 billion in 2021, making Generali the market leader in Western Europe. The company is also an increasingly important player in Central and Eastern Europe as well as in Asia.


Generali’s roots in Switzerland date back to 1887. Today, Generali (Switzerland) Holding Ltd. operates throughout Switzerland, with two head offices – one in Adliswil and one in Nyon – and a wide network of agencies. The insurer has more than one million customers and offers products for every situation in life. These include property insurance, legal expenses insurance, life insurance and pension solutions. Generali partners with start-ups to develop innovative products. The company is the first Swiss insurer to launch a fully digital pillar 3a.