Roger Matthes appointed new CEO of Baloise Life

Basel, Roger Matthes, former Head of the Baloise 2012 Programme Office, will take over as the new CEO of Baloise Life (Liechtenstein) AG in January 2013.

Roger Matthes (45) has been with Baloise since 1983. Most recently he headed the Baloise 2012 Programme Office, where he successfully completed the development of the Baloise 2012 strategy and oversaw the programme’s implementation and efficiency controlling. Before that, he was Head of Private Customers Life Insurance for six years and Head of Private Customers Direct for around four years at Baloise Switzerland. A native of Switzerland, Roger Matthes holds a Swiss Federal Insurance Diploma and a Rochester-Bern Executive Master of Business Administration degree.

He will take over as CEO of Baloise Life (Liechtenstein) AG from Markus Jost, 51, who, after around one year with Baloise Life, will become Head of Life Insurance at Basler Versicherungen in Germany, as a member of the Board of Directors, from January 2013.

Resolutions on these appointments still need to be approved by the supervisory authorities.

The Baloise Group is more than just a traditional insurance company. The changing security, safety and service needs of society in the digital age lie at the heart of its business activities. The 7,300 or so employees of Baloise therefore focus on the wishes of their customers. The best possible customer service, combined with innovative products and services, makes Baloise the first choice for people who want to feel ‘simply safe’. Located at the heart of Europe, with its head office in Basel, the Baloise Group is a provider of prevention, pension, assistance and insurance solutions. Its core markets are Switzerland, Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg. In Switzerland, with Baloise Bank SoBa, the Group also operates as a specialised financial services provider, offering a combination of insurance and banking services. The Group offers innovative pension products to retail customers throughout Europe from its competence centre in Luxembourg. Bâloise Holding Ltd shares are listed in the main segment of the SIX Swiss Exchange.