The early incorporation of IT and technology aspects will become even more crucial to Baloise’s business success in future and is therefore of great strategic importance. In anticipation of this, the Board of Directors of Bâloise Holding Ltd has decided to introduce a new corporate division, Group IT, with effect from the first quarter of 2019. It will complement the existing corporate divisions (CDs): CD Finance, CD Switzerland, CD Asset Management and CD Corporate Centre. The new corporate division will be headed by Alexander Bockelmann as Chief IT Officer (CTO). He will report directly to CEO Gert De Winter.
“Alexander Bockelmann is a proven expert in IT, digitalisation and transformation in the insurance industry and has almost two decades of experience. I am delighted that we have him on board for the tasks ahead,” says Gert De Winter, Group CEO.
Prior to his appointment as CTO of the Baloise Group, Alexander Bockelmann, who has a PhD in geosciences, worked for UNIQA Insurance Group AG, which he joined in 2013. His most recent position was Chief Digital Officer on the Management Board. Other previous roles include working at Allianz and the Boston Consulting Group. Dr Bockelmann will take up his position at the Baloise Group on 1 February 2019.
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 7,600 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.