Monday Face: Michael Diekmann

Allianz chairman Michael Diekmann says he learned valuable lessons running the group's businesses in Asia, the US and Europe. Photo: EPA

As chairman of German financial giant Allianz, Michael Diekmann is constantly on the go around the world, keeping up with the company's 142,000 employees and 78 million customers in 70 countries.

Monday, 17 December, 2012, 5:30am

Allianz keen to list on Shanghai's foreign board

Allianz wants to grow its business in China. Photo: Bloomberg

Global insurer Allianz is among the large number of foreign companies that are lining up to list on Shanghai's proposed international board.

Other companies that have indicated an interest in obtaining a listing on the new board include HSBC, Bank of East Asia, Coca-Cola and the New York Stock Exchange.

17 Dec 2012 - 5:31am

A merging of minds

Four years ago, Birgit M?ller, a social anthropologist based in Paris, published her book Disenchantment with Market Economics - East Germans and Western Capitalism.

3 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

On the Move

Kang Dae-hwan Regional general manager, passenger and cargo sales Korean Air

After postings in Seoul, Paris, Hanoi and most recently in Singapore since joining the company in 1986, Kang will now head passenger and cargo sales in Hong Kong. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Korea University.

26 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Lai See

A forward-thinking leader who moves with the times

Lai See has a lot of admiration for people who are driven by a sense of mission and commitment. David YK Wong, the new president of the Chinese Manufacturers' Association of Hong Kong (CMA), epitomises a new generation of industrialists and community leaders.

16 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Lai See

Budding Ronaldos get a shot at big time

With Cristiano Ronaldo (below) about to earn an estimated HK$3.8 million a week kicking a football about for Real Madrid, perhaps it's time to start rethinking your kids' career choices.

11 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

US slowdown dominates global concerns

When you consider that the United States economy accounts for roughly 25 per cent of global gross domestic product (GDP), it is easy to understand why professionals associated with Hong Kong's MPF sector are keeping an eagle eye on the fallout and possible knock-on effects of the recent subprime crisis.

13 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Swiss firm set for coveted mainland insurance licence

Swiss company Winterthur has emerged as the candidate most likely to become the next overseas insurance company in China.

It is believed Germany's Allianz has been overlooked in favour of Winterthur, as Sino-German relations in June turned sour over human rights issues.

15 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Allianz plans US$500m for region

Allianz, one of the world's largest institutional investors, says it is investing US$500 million in regional equity markets.

About US$250 million has already been placed and the company expects total exposure to Asian markets to top $1 billion within four years.

20 Apr 1996 - 12:00am