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msg life is one of the leading suppliers of software, consulting and cloud solutions for insurers. We offer a broad range of standard software solutions and extensive services that support insurance companies in all of the pivotal business segments as well as in relation to the relevant issues.

  • Management Board
  • Supervisory Board

Rolf Zielke
(Chairman of the Management Board)

Central Europe

Rolf Zielke can draw upon many years’ IT and project management experience from his previous spells at Deutscher Herold, Versicherungsgruppe der Deutschen Bank, and the Zurich Group in Germany. As a member of the management board at the Zürich Group’s autonomous IT subsidiary, he was most recently responsible for the application development areas for life and non-life insurance. At the end of 2003 Rolf Zielke joined the FJA Group, where, following initial multiple project management assignments in early 2005, he was given responsibility for developing the FJA standard software products and the corresponding customer projects. In 2007, he was asked to head the Sales division, and in May 2009 he was given responsibility for Sales & Delivery as a member of FJA AG’s Executive Board. Since October 2009, Rolf Zielke has been Member of the Management Board at msg life ag.

Dr Aristid Neuburger
(Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board)

Central Europe

Dr Aristid Neuburger (Actuary DAV) has amassed many years of experience in the actuarial domain, and has also worked as a consultant in this area. After completing a mathematics degree and subsequent postgraduate studies at the Technische Universität München (Munich technical university), he began his career as an actuary at a surveyor’s office. From 2000 to 2005, he worked for the then FJA (or FJH AG) in a number of different positions, and most recently as a member of the Executive Board and head of the former mathematics business unit. In 2005, he went on to found the independent consultancy BELTIOS, which now ranks as one of the largest consultancies in the German-speaking world with its 50 employees. Since January 2015, Dr Neuburger has been a member of the Management Board at msg life ag.

Francesco Cargnel
(Member of the Management Board)

Central Europe

Francesco Cargnel studied informatics at the University of Bonn and began his professional career at the Metro Group and as a self-employed corporate consultant. In the mid 1990s, he worked for Kölner Postversicherung for several years. He then returned to the Metro Group in 1997, this time working as a key account manager for the IT strategy and country coordination divisions. From 2000 to 2004, Francesco Cargnel worked for the former FJA as a project manager in the migration department as well as for the product Zulagenverwaltung, or rather as the person in charge of products for ALAMOS. In 2004, he co-founded HBA-Consulting AG, an actuarial system- and product-independent consulting firm, where he was the managing director until 2008. In the same year, he was hired by the company previously known as COR as head of the customer projects department. In 2016, he became managing director of msg life central europe gmbh (responsible for co-managing the projects business unit). Francesco Cargnel has been a member of the Management Board of msg life ag since January 2018.

Holger Gorissen
(Member of the Management Board)

Central Europe

Holger Gorissen has many years of experience in the insurance industry, in the area of software development and management of large-scale projects. After completing his university degree in informatics, he started his career as project manager at Debeka Versicherungsgruppe, Linde Technische Gase and debis Systemhaus. After that, he worked as a partner in the area of insurance at BearingPoint, as head of insurance at Computer Science Corporation and most recently as a director in the business operations department of Allianz Deutschland AG. As head architect and project manager, Holger Gorissen was responsible for the implementation of Allianz Business Systems (ABS) and, over the last two years, for the set-up of Syncier GmbH. In 2020, Holger Gorissen joined the Management Board of msg nexinsure ag. Since February 2021, he has also been a member of the Management Board of msg life ag.

Robert Hess
(Member of the Management Board)

Central Europe

Robert Hess has comprehensive expertise in project management and methods. He studied IT for business and worked as a software developer at BMW during his studies. He started his career as a software architect and project manager at ISTEC. After that, he worked as a project manager for large-scale projects and as a project division manager at debis/T-Systems. In 2001, Robert Hess joined what was then COR as a division manager for customers and projects and later for product development. From 2002, he was also responsible for the strategic establishment and expansion of the Slovakian msg life unit and was regularly responsible for strategically important major projects for the company. Since then he has taken on various roles in the company, most recently as division manager for Project Services & Nearshore. Robert Hess has been a member of the Management Board of msg life ag since February 2021.

Milenko Radic
(Member of the Management Board)

Global

Milenko Radic studied business in­formatics and started his career as a software developer, consultant and project leader in the technology and insurance sectors. In 1996, he moved to debis Systemhaus as a senior consultant. Starting in 1999, he was responsible for ac­count management of major projects in the T-Systems division of debis Systemhaus as business unit head. Milenko Radic joined former COR AG in 2001 and took over the management of the Projects Division. He was inducted into the board of directors in 2002 and stayed there until 2013. Since January 2016, Milenko Radic has been managing director of msg life central europe gmbh and since July 2019 a member of the Management Board at msg life ag.

Jens Stäcker
(Member of the Management Board)

Central Europe

Jens Stäcker has many years of experience in organising the business and IT architectures of insurance companies as well as in managing large-scale projects in this field. He also maintains a highly established network in the insurance industry. An expert in information technology for business, he has been with the msg Group since 1994. As the managing director of innovas GmbH, he successfully shaped the continuous long-term development of the company from 2000 onwards. Jens Stäcker was a member of the Management Board of msg systems ag from 2015 to 2019 before he joined the Management Board of the newly established msg nexinsure ag. He is the Vice-chairman of the Supervisory Board of the digitisation platform SDA SE. He has also been a member of the Management Board of msg life ag since 2021.

Dr Wolf Wiedmann
(Member of the Management Board)

Central Europe

Dr Wolf Wiedmann has a doctorate in physics and began his professional career in 1994 with Innosoft GmbH in Munich as an app developer and project manager. Innosoft was taken over by FJA in 1998, after which he worked with a varied list of customers as a manager of (large) projects in the following years. Other stops with msg life included management roles in divisions and staffing, program manager and division management for the LF projects division – and, since 2016, management of the products business unit as managing director of msg life central europe gmbh. Dr Wolf Wiedmann has been a member of the Management Board of msg life ag since January 2018.

Johann Zehetmaier
(Chairman of the Supervisory Board)

Managing director of msg group GmbH

Johann Zehetmaier has been a member of the company’s Supervisory Board since June 2012.

Dr Martin Strobel
(Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board)

Self-employed entrepreneur

Dr Martin Strobel has been a member of the company’s Supervisory Board since September 2018.

Dr Thomas Noth
(Member of the Supervisory Board)

Managing director of annocon Value GmbH (limited liability company)

Dr Thomas Noth has been a member of the company’s Supervisory Board since September 2018.

Dr Jürgen Zehetmaier
(Member of the Supervisory Board)

Member of the Management Board of msg systems AG

 

Dr Jürgen Zehetmaier has been a member of the company’s Supervisory Board since June 2021.