Baloise recognises growing importance of digitalisation

Basel, September 15, 2016. The digital revolution is ushering in fundamental changes for the insurance industry and presenting major challenges for its business models. At the same time, it is opening up opportunities and potential for growth. Baloise aims to capitalize on this. To help it do so, it has created a new department called Group Strategy and Digital Transformation, which will be gearing customer interaction, operational processes and organisational structures to the changing needs of customers in the digital age.

Gert De Winter, CEO of the Baloise Group: "The challenges of digitalisation are not just a question of new technologies. They require us to have straightforward processes and simple interaction with customers and to internalise the changing needs of customers in our day-to-day work. This new department will drive forward our response to these challenges across the group."

On 1 October 2016, Adrian Honegger will take up the role as Head of Group Strategy and Digital Transformation. Adrian Honegger gained a doctorate in nuclear physics in 1999 in the United States. He subsequently held various industrial and academic posts across Europe in the fields of medical physics and biotechnology, always with a focus on digitalisation. In 2009, he joined Baloise and has been Co-Head of IT in Switzerland since autumn 2009. Over the past six years, he has applied agile principles to help realign the company's IT strategy.

The new department will work closely with the national Baloise units and the Group CEO. It will drive forward the implementation of the future corporate strategy, the main points of which will be presented in detail at the investor day on 26 October. Mergers and acquisitions also fall under the remit of the new department, which will incorporate the Corporate Development department that was previously responsible for these activities. Adrian Honegger will report directly to Thomas Sieber, Head of the Corporate Centre division.

Contact

Portrait Roberto Brunazzi

Roberto Brunazzi

Head of Media Relations

Phone

+41 58 285 82 14

Email

media.relations@baloise.com
Portrait Marc Kaiser

Marc Kaiser

Head of Corporate Communications & Investor Relations

Phone

+41 58 285 81 81

Email

marc.kaiser@baloise.com

Die Baloise Group ist mehr als eine traditionelle Versicherung. Im Fokus ihrer Geschäftstätigkeit stehen die sich wandelnden Sicherheits- und Dienstleistungsbedürfnisse der Gesellschaft im digitalen Zeitalter. Die rund 7'300 Baloise Mitarbeitenden fokussieren sich deshalb auf die Wünsche ihrer Kunden. Ein optimaler Kundenservice sowie innovative Produkte und Dienstleistungen machen die Baloise zur ersten Wahl für alle Menschen, die sich einfach sicher fühlen wollen. Im Herzen von Europa mit Sitz in Basel, agiert die Baloise Group als Anbieterin von Präventions-, Vorsorge-, Assistance- und Versicherungslösungen. Ihre Kernmärkte sind die Schweiz, Deutschland, Belgien und Luxemburg. In der Schweiz fungiert sie mit der Baloise Bank SoBa zudem als fokussierte Finanzdienstleisterin, einer Kombination von Versicherung und Bank. Das Geschäft mit innovativen Vorsorgeprodukten für Privatkunden in ganz Europa betreibt die Baloise mit ihrem Kompetenzzentrum von Luxemburg aus. Die Aktie der Bâloise Holding AG ist im Hauptsegment an der SIX Swiss Exchange kotiert.

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