KLAUS G. LEYH | Born 1966, German national

Chief Executive Officer Germany (CEO Germany)

After graduating with a degree in economics from the University of Augsburg, Klaus G. Leyh worked for two years as a market researcher and advisor in the consumer goods industry. In 1995 he changed to the insurance sector, building up Generali’s Market Research department in Munich. He subsequently held management positions in marketing, product management and e-business at Generali Lloyd Versicherung AG, AXA Colonia Konzern and ARAG Lebens- und Krankenversicherung, and received a Master of Business Research (MBR) from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.

In 2001 Klaus G. Leyh joined Swiss Life in Germany as the head of its e-commerce and e-business activities and was assigned responsibility for distribution service, control and promotion in 2002. From January 2006 to September 2008 he held the position of Chief Market Officer and Member of the Executive Board of Swiss Life in Germany with responsibility for the entire sales force, distribution management, service and control.

On 1 October 2008 Klaus G. Leyh was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Swiss Life in Germany (CEO Germany) and a Member of the Swiss Life Group’s Corporate Executive Board.

Other appointments:
  • German Insurance Association (GDV): Member of the Socio-Political Committee

  • DEPFA Holding Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH, Düsseldorf, Member of the Supervisory Board