Klaus G. Leyh



Born 1966, German national
Chief Executive Officer of Swiss Life, Germany Branch (CEO Germany)

Chief Operating Officer Germany (COO Germany) and deputy CEO Germany from 1 January 2013

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. Klaus G. Leyh was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Swiss Life, Germany Branch (CEO Germany) on 1 October 2008. As part of the joining together of Swiss Life and AWD, Klaus G. Leyh was appointed Chief Operating Officer and deputy Chief Executive Officer of Swiss Life in Germany (COO and Dep. CEO) from 1 January 2013.

Klaus G. Leyh has been a member of Swiss Life’s Corporate Executive Board since October 2008.

Other appointments

– German Insurance Association (GDV), Berlin, Member of the Main Committee Life Insurance

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