AMB Generali Group, an international insurance group, has appointed Winfried Spies, currently the CEO of CosmosDirekt, as a member of the group's board of management with effect from July 1, 2008.

Mr Spies will be in charge of the management divisions of human resources and the technical area of insurance operations. He will also hold the function of the director of labor relations.

According to the company, together with Christoph Schmallenbach, responsible for IT, process optimization and the group’s internal audit activities, the three-person management team of the group is now complete again with the appointment of Mr Spies.

Dietmar Meister, chief executive of AMB Generali, said: I am glad that with Winfried Spies we have won a proven expert for our management team. He has a longstanding experience in the industry and in our group.