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.

Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, the Baloise Group is a European provider of insurance and pension solutions and has positioned itself as a market player that offers an intelligent 'Safety World' prevention strategy. In Switzerland the Company operates as a focused financial services provider, offering a combination of insurance and banking services. It also has a market presence in Belgium, Germany and Luxembourg. Its distribution network includes its own sales organisation as well as brokers and other partners. The Company uses its competence centre in Luxembourg to run its business in innovative pension products for private customers throughout Europe. Bâloise Holding Ltd shares are listed in the main segment of the SIX Swiss Exchange. The Baloise Group employs some 7,400 people.