CFO. Dieter Wemmer (born 1957, German Citizen) is a member of the Group Executive Committee as well as Chief Financial Officer and Regional Chairman of Europe of Zurich Financial Services Group (Zurich). He joined Zurich Re (Cologne) in 1986, at that time a German reinsurance subsidiary of Zurichs German operation Agrippina, as pricing actuary for life reinsurance. He became Head of Life Reinsurance and Chief Actuary five years later. From 1992 until 1996, he held various positions with Agrippina, joining the management board in 1995, responsible for real estate, controlling, planning and communication. In 1996 he was transferred to the Corporate Center in Zurich as project manager for the implementation of International Accounting Standards (IAS) and US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP). One year later, he became Head of Financial Controlling. From 1999 until May 2003, Mr. Wemmer was Head of Mergers and Acquisitions, with additional responsibility for Capital Management and General and Life Actuarial from 2002. He became Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Europe General Insurance business division in May 2003. In November 2004, he was appointed CEO Europe General Insurance and became a member of the Group Executive Committee. Since March 2007 he has been in his current role as Chief Financial Officer with extended responsibilities in the newly created role of Regional Chairman Europe as of July 2010.