birkle IT AG announces expansion of the Management Board 

Munich, 01.22.2024. birkle IT AG welcomes Thomas Fraenzke as an additional member of the Executive Board with immediate effect. As a new member of the Executive Board, Thomas Fraenzke is responsible for the business areas of birkle IT AG together with the existing Executive Board and founder Jörn Halbauer.  

More than 30 years of insurance expertise

Thomas Fraenzke has over 30 years of IT experience in management positions, primarily in the insurance industry. During this time, he has mainly focused on the digitalization of sales, insurance and cross-divisional processes within the global Allianz Group.  

For the founder of birkle IT AG, Jörn Halbauer, the expansion and thus strengthening of the management team is a decisive step in implementing the ambitious growth strategy: “Our mission is to make companies fit for the digital future. To this end, we develop customized software and AI solutions that are not only efficient but also sustainable. In Thomas, we are gaining an outstanding expert who not only has many years of experience in technology, but has also held senior positions in product management in the insurance segment and has a global network. His industry know-how as well as his leadership skills are essential for our growth as a company. We are delighted to have won him for this role and look forward to working with him in the future.” 

Thomas Fraenzke on his appointment to the Management Board of birkle IT AG: “I am particularly looking forward to putting birkle IT AG on an even more targeted path to profitable growth. With my expertise, I can also apply the right leverage in the expansion and further development of the partner business.” 

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birkle IT AG announces Dr. Rainer Pöltz, former Area Transformation Lead Microsoft Germany, as Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Munich, January 23rd, 2023. birkle IT AG announces to welcome Dr. Rainer Pöltz as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of birkle IT AG with immediate effect. Dr. Rainer Pöltz has been working as Area Transformation Lead at Microsoft Deutschland GmbH from 2020 to march 2023. *

*In the first version of this article, Dr. Rainer Pöltz was still active in the role of Area Transformation Lead – we have adapted the article accordingly.

Insurance expertise and industry know-how

Prior to that, Dr. Pöltz worked for many years in leading positions in the finance / insurance sector and in partner organizations of Microsoft Germany as well as Allianz SE. 

Jörn Halbauer, CEO of birkle IT AG, comments on the change in the supervisory board: “With Dr. Rainer Pöltz, we are gaining a supervisory board chairman with a high level of international and professional expertise. In terms of his competence profile, Dr. Pöltz is an ideal fit for our digitalization business in the area of insurance and finance. In addition to many years of management experience, he also brings with him the necessary profound technology and industry know-how to provide important strategic impetus as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of our rapidly growing company. We are very much looking forward to working with him on the Supervisory Board.” 

Dr. Rainer Pöltz on his appointment as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of birkle IT AG: “I am particularly looking forward to supporting birkle IT AG on its growth course and in the establishment and further development of the partner business, especially with Microsoft, IBM and ServiceNow with my expertise.” 

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