Dr. Ralf Schneider has been CIO of Allianz SE since January 2011. He has been with Allianz for 26 years. Schneider is a mathematician and holds a doctorate in computer science.
After completing his studies, he initially joined a management consulting firm before transferring to Allianz in 1995 as an assistant to the Board of Management. The computer scientist worked in sales at the insurance group for two years. This was followed by various positions in the IT business until he was appointed CIO of Allianz Deutschland AG in 2006.
Allianz SE is the world's largest insurance company, the largest financial services group and the largest company according to a composite measure by Forbes magazine, as well as the largest financial services company when measured by 2013 revenue.