Jörg Westphal, chairman of the board of management
Jörg Westphal (b. 1961) started out by training in banking before studying commerce in Berlin and Kiel.
He received his degree in 1986. His career began in 1988 in the audit department of KPMG in Hamburg.
In 1997 he passed examinations as a certified tax consultant and certified public accountant (“Wirtschaftsprüfer”).
From 1997 he was an authorised officer at the KPMG audit department, where he was responsible for managing the audit of direct insurers and reinsurers.
In 2000 Westphal became a partner at BDO Deutsche Warentreuhand AG in Hamburg, where he ran the north German division for private insurance and statutory health insurance. He was responsible for direct insurers, insurance brokers, statutory health insurance companies and company health insurance funds.
On 20 October 2003, Westphal was appointed to the board of management at Protektor Lebensversicherungs-AG. He was appointed to chair of the board of management with effect from 1 October 2005.
Karen Bartel, member of the board of management
Karen Bartel (born in 1968) is a lawyer (in-house counsel). She studied law in Göttingen and Bonn and passed her first state examination in 1993. She passed her second state examination in 1996 at the Celle Higher Regional Court.
At the beginning of her professional career, she worked from June 1996 to the end of December 2001 as a registered lawyer in a commercial law firm in Leipzig. Then she moved to Landesbank Sachsen, where she was involved in various areas of responsibility, in particular with banking law issues and compliance issues.
Since April 2008, Ms. Bartel has held various positions at the German Insurance Association e.V. (GDV) employed. Since January 2016 she has been Head of the Legal/Compliance/Consumer Protection Department.
In addition to this activity, she has been also appointed since January 1,2022 to the Board of Management of Protektor Lebensversicherungs-AG.
Dr. Thomas Neugebauer, member of the board of management
Thomas Neugebauer (born in 1960) first studied in Ulm with a degree in business mathematics and received his doctorate in business administration from the University of Bayreuth in 1991. He began his professional career in 1992 as an assistant to the Board of Management at Allianz Lebensversicherungs-AG and further positions in controlling.
From 1995 to 1997, Thomas Neugebauer built up corporate controlling at Gebäudeversicherung Baden-Württemberg AG and was responsible for group controlling at SV Sparkassen Versicherung Holding AG from 1997.
In 1998, he returned to Allianz Lebensversicherungs-AG in controlling. Further stations at Allianz were the management of the Life branch and the central functions of the Allianz location in Berlin, the construction of the incoming mail center, and the management of the Life Systems and Product Services Department.
In 1999, Thomas Neugebauer was also appointed to the Board of Management of Deutsche Lebensversicherungs-AG, which he continuously expanded into a specialist in term life and residual debt insurance at Allianz Deutschland. At the end of 2021, he retired due to age.
On December 4, 2021, he was appointed to the Management Board of Protektor Lebensversicherungs-AG with effect from January 1, 2022.