Manfred Behrens



Born 1955, German national
Chief Executive Officer AWD (CEO AWD)

Chief Executive Officer Germany (CEO Germany) from 1 January 2013

After graduating in law, Manfred Behrens initially worked as an attorney in a Hamburg-based law firm. In 1984 he moved to Hamburg Mann­heimer AG, where he assumed various leading positions in the areas of legal protection and sales and went on to become regional manager. He joined Volksfürsorge Deutsche Lebensversicherungs-AG in May 1996 and, in 1998, was appointed Member of the Board of Management with responsibility for sales and marketing. Manfred Behrens moved to Swiss Life in January 2004, where he held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Swiss Life in Germany (CEO Germany) until August 2008. He was appointed Co-Chief Executive Officer of AWD in September 2008. From April 2009 until December 2012 he was responsible for all activities of the AWD Group as Chairman of the Executive Board of AWD (CEO AWD). As part of the joining together of Swiss Life and AWD, Manfred Behrens was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Swiss Life in Germany (CEO Germany) from 1 January 2013.

Manfred Behrens has been a Member of Swiss Life’s Corporate Executive Board since May 2008.

Other appointments

Aareal Bank, Wiesbaden, Member of the Supervisory Board
– Commerzbank, Frankfurt am Main, Member of the Regional Advisory Committee North

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