There will be some staff-related changes on the Executive Committee of Swiss Life Asset Managers as of 1 July 2023: Hermann Inglin (63), CFO, has decided to reduce his level of employment and is handing over to Jürg Zimmermann (51) currently Head of Corporate Development. Stefan Mächler (62), Group Chief Investment Officer, will hand over the Real Estate area, which he previously managed in a dual role, to Per Erikson (53), currently CEO of Swiss Life Asset Managers in Germany. Per Erikson will be succeeded as CEO of Swiss Life Asset Managers in Germany by Holger Matheis (52) currently a member of the Executive Board and Spokesperson of the Executive Board of BEOS AG.
As part of a forward-looking succession plan geared towards continuity, the following changes will be made to the Executive Committee (ExC) with effect from 1 July 2023:
Hermann Inglin, CFO and long-standing member of the Executive Committee, has decided to reduce his level of employment and support Swiss Life Asset Managers with special projects in the future. Reporting directly to Stefan Mächler, he will focus, amongst other things, on his roles as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Livit Ltd and Co-Managing Partner of Swiss Life Asset Managers Logistics GmbH as well as other future strategic duties.
“On behalf of the Executive Committee, I would like to thank Hermann most sincerely for his deep and tireless commitment and his valuable contribution to the success story of Swiss Life Asset Managers. I am very pleased that he will continue to support us in the future with his know-how and experience,” says Stefan Mächler.
He will be succeeded as CFO and member of the Executive Committee by Jürg Zimmermann, who has been in charge of Corporate Development at Swiss Life Asset Managers since joining in 2018. Stefan Mächler will hand over the management of the considerably expanded Real Estate area to Per Erikson, currently CEO of Swiss Life Asset Managers in Germany. Per Erikson will remain a member of the Executive Committee in his new function as Head Real Estate and will continue to drive the high-quality growth of the Real Estate area.
Holger Matheis, currently a member of the Executive Board and Spokesperson for the Executive Board of BEOS AG, a subsidiary of Swiss Life Asset Managers Germany, will become the new CEO of Swiss Life Asset Managers Germany and also a member of the Executive Committee. Holger Matheis has many years of experience in real estate project development and in various management positions. His previous professional activity means that he is very well connected in the industry in Germany and maintains strong relationships with important investors.
“With the gradual process of transition in the Executive Committee, we are consciously paving the way to the future. We are planning ahead and ensuring continuity is maintained at management level. On behalf of the Executive Committee, I would like to thank my colleagues Hermann, Jürg, Per and Holger for their contribution to the successful development of Swiss Life Asset Managers. I wish them all the best in their new roles and duties and look forward to working with them and their teams,” says Stefan Mächler.