Burkhard Keese has been appointed as the chief financial officer (CFO) at Lloyd's following the unanimous approval of his appointment as successor to John Parry by the council of Lloyd's.
Burkhard will take up his position at Lloyd's on 1 April 2019, following 14 years at Allianz Group. Since 2012 he has been the chief financial officer of Allianz Deutschland AG. Prior to this, he was executive vice president and chief operating officer of the global finance function of Allianz.
During his time as CFO of Allianz Deutschland AG, Burkhard successfully implemented the internal models for Solvency II, introduced a value generating growth strategy and initiated several large transformation programmes. As the CFO of Allianz Germany, he has also been responsible for the firm's €300bn investment portfolio.
Burkhard's responsibilities as Lloyd's CFO will include financial reporting for the Corporation and the market, capital setting and capital adequacy, tax, treasury and investment management.