Henning Schulte-Noelle

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Henning Schulte-Noelle

Henning Schulte-Noelle (born August 28, 1942 in Essen ) is a German manager and was CEO of Allianz SE from 1991 to 2003 and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Allianz SE from 2003 to 2012.


Schulte-Noelle studied law in Tübingen , Bonn , Cologne and Edinburgh . During his studies in Tübingen he became a member of the Corps Borussia Tübingen . In 1970 he graduated as Dr. jur. and later received an MBA from Wharton School .

Schulte-Noelle first worked in a Frankfurt law firm from 1973 to 1975. In 1975 he started at Allianz-Versicherungs-AG. In 1988 he was appointed full board member and head of sales at Allianz-Versicherung and Allianz Lebensversicherungs-AG. In January 1991 he became CEO of Allianz Lebensversicherungs-AG and became a member of the board of Allianz AG Holding.

In October 1991 he became CEO of Allianz AG: Schulte-Noelle made the group international, bought 72 companies during his tenure and built up asset management. He gradually dissolved " Deutschland AG ", whose heart was Allianz for a long time. In 2001, the takeover of Dresdner Bank AG , mainly driven by Schulte-Noelle, took place , which became a major financial burden for Allianz itself. At the beginning of 2003 he gave up his position as CEO and was then Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Allianz AG until May 2012.

In addition to his work as chairman of the supervisory board of Allianz AG, he is also a member of the supervisory boards of E.ON and ThyssenKrupp. For years he was also a member of the supervisory board of Siemens AG .



Schulte-Noelle is married and has two children, a son and a daughter. His son Philipp is CEO of the Otto Bock Group.


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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung , March 26, 2000, p. 3
  2. Caspar Busse: The Prussian leaves - His last day: Henning Schulte-Noelle leaves the alliance; in Süddeutsche Zeitung on May 9, 2012
  3. Pauly, Christoph and Reuter, Wolfgang: A man for serious cases . In: DER SPIEGEL 52/2002 .