Responsible for Corporate Development, Corporate Management, Sales, Training, Product Management, Marketing, Communication, Internal Auditing
Year of birth: 1975
Mario Freis joined the OVB Group in 1995 after graduating high school. In 1998 he successfully completed his training as an insurance profes-sional at OVB Germany in Cologne, subsequently concluding his studies as a Chamber of Industry and Commerce-qualified insurance specialist while working full-time at the company.
Following his training, Freis started his career in the Controlling de-partment of OVB. In 2000, he was appointed as head of the department, and in 2002 as departmental director for international business. Since 2001, Mario Freis has been responsible for managing and monitoring all 13 foreign sales companies in various management functions as a managing director or a member of supervisory bodies. Freis has been a member of the OVB Holding AG Executive Board since January 2010. Initially responsible for sales and product management abroad, he took responsibility for sales, training and product management throughout Europe in mid-2014.
Mario Freis combines his passion for financial services with a high level of commercial acumen.
Since working for OVB, Freis has made a significant contribution to the establishment and expansion of the national companies in Europe and thus to sales increases and stability in the Group’s business perfor-mance. He took a leading role in the preparation and successful expan-sion in six of the currently 13 international markets.
Responsible for Corporate Accounting, Risk Management, Compliance, Manage-ment, Accounting, Investor Relations, Legal Affairs, Tax, Data Protection
Year of birth: 1953
Oskar Heitz joined the OVB Group in 1991 and is therefore one of the longest-serving managers in the Group.
Heitz began his career in the cooperative banking sector. After training as a banker, he passed through several posts in various fields of banking after 1972. During this time, Heitz was responsible among other things for the preparation and implementation of a merger within the cooperative banking group. Before moving to OVB, he headed the operating division of a cooperative bank with responsibility for managing the entire bank.
On joining OVB, Oskar Heitz first took on various management functions as executive manager in the areas of Finance, Service and Administration at OVB Allfinanzvermittlungs GmbH & Co. KG. He was appointed to the Executive Board of the company following its transfor-mation into OVB Vermögensberatung AG as at 1 January 2001. He was head of the Financial department until May 2014. Following the formation of OVB Holding AG as at 1 January 2004, Oskar Heitz was also appointed to the OVB Group’s management company as Chief Financial Officer.
Oskar Heitz is esteemed as a financial expert both within and outside of the Group. Among other things, he supervised the company’s successful IPO in mid-2006 in his position as CFO. Because of his many years of experience in the finance industry and at OVB, Heitz enjoys a high level of acceptance and is a guarantor of stability.
Responsible for Process Management, Group IT, IT Security, Human
Year of birth: 1965
Thomas Hücker has been working for OVB since the beginning of 2013, initially as Head of Operations both of OVB Vermögensberatung AG and of OVB Holding AG. Since June 2014, Hücker has been a member of the OVB Holding AG Executive Board. He is responsible for the Operations department. His focus is on digitalising sales processes and modernising the IT infrastructure, international process optimisation and staff development at Group level.
Thomas Hücker completed his degree in business administration at the University of Cologne in 1991 and has since gained over 20 years of experience in the fields of operations and business management at renowned financial services companies. From 1999 to 2007, he was a member of the management board of AXA Art Versicherung AG. From 2008 to 2012, Hücker worked at Bonnfinanz AG, initially as Commercial Director and later as Chief Operations Officer (COO).
Alongside his professional activities, Hücker completed a General Man-agement Program at INSEAD in Fontainebleau.
As a born-and-bred resident of Cologne, Thomas Hücker is actively involved in social issues in his home town.
Member of the Executive Boards of Deutscher Ring Krankenversicherungsverein a.G., Hamburg; SIGNAL Krankenversicherung a.G., Dortmund; IDUNA Vereinigte Lebensversicherung a.G. für Handwerk, Handel und Gewerbe, Hamburg; SIGNAL Unfallversicherung a.G., Dortmund; SIGNAL IDUNA Allgemeine Versicherung AG, Dortmund; SIGNAL IDUNA Holding AG, Dortmund
Chairman of the Board of Directors of NATIONAL-BANK AG, Essen
Member of the Executive Boards of Basler Securitas Versicherungs-AG, Bad Homburg; Basler Lebensversicherungs-AG, Hamburg; Basler Sachversicherungs-AG, Bad Homburg; Managing Director of Basler Saturn Management B.V. in its capacity as general partner of Basler Versicherung Beteiligungen B.V. & Co. KG, Hamburg
Businessman, retired; former Chairman of the Executive Board of OVB Holding AG
Chairman of the Executive Boards of Basler Lebensversicherungs-AG, Hamburg, Basler Sachversicherungs-AG, Bad Homburg, and Basler Sach Holding AG, Hamburg; Managing Director of Basler Saturn Management B.V. in its capacity as general partner of Basler Versicherung Beteiligungen B.V. & Co.KG, Hamburg
Mathematics Graduate, retired, former Chairman of the Executive Boards of Generali Versicherung AG, Munich; Generali Lebensversicherung AG, Munich; Generali Beteiligungs- und Verwaltungs AG, Munich
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