Dr. Henning Schulte-Noelle, WG'73

2010 Joseph Wharton Award for Leadership

Dr. Henning Schulte-Noelle, WG’73
Chairman- Supervisory Board
Allianz SE

Dr Henning Schulte-Noelle was born in Essen in 1942. He read Law at the universities of Tübingen, Bonn, Cologne and Edinburgh, graduating with a PhD. He also has an MBA from the Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania).

In 1974 he began working as an attorney in a Frankfurt law firm before joining Allianz in 1975. After holding various positions, both in strategic departments and in sales, he was appointed to the Board of Management of Allianz Versicherungs-AG and Allianz Lebensversicherungs-AG in 1988. From October 1, 1991, until April 29, 2003 he was Chief Executive Officer of Allianz AG (now Allianz SE) before taking over as Chairman of the Allianz SE Supervisory Board.

He is a Supervisory Board member of E.ON AG and ThyssenKrupp AG and also chairs the Foundation Committee of the Allianz Cultural Foundation as well as the Board of Trustees of the Museum Island in Berlin. He also works for the Trilateral Commission and a number of German cultural and social institutions.