Werner Zedelius holds a Banking Professional qualification (Bankkaufmann) as well as a doctorate in law. After performing various functions in sales at Allianz Versicherungs-AG (1987–1993), he became head of the Chairman’s Office at Allianz AG (1993–1996). He was general manager of Finance and a member of the Board of Cornhill Insurance PLC, London (1996–1999) before becoming head of the regional office for North Rhine-Westphalia, Allianz Versicherungs-AG (2000–2001). He was member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE (Allianz AG until 2006) in Munich for Insurance Growth Markets (2002–2010). Since 2011 he has been member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE responsible for Insurance German Speaking Countries, Human Resources at Allianz Banking, and he is currently member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, Insurance German Speaking Countries and Central & EasternEurope.