Germania Today | Spring 2020

t Germania, we believe GFM policyholders deserve the opportunity to be led by a diverse and professional board of directors. The Board is currently seeking qualified individuals who represent gender and/or ethnic diversity, possess professional skills that align with GFM’s desired Board competencies, and have personal characteristics that align with GFM’s corporate values and Guiding Principles. Current competencies being sought for the Board are as follows: Strategy : An understanding of strategic planning, implementation, and review processes; having been actively involved in strategy development at a senior leadership or board level position. Information Technology : An in-depth knowledge of information technology systems, integrations, software development, databases, and cybersecurity; having been involved in or provided direct oversight of technology implementation at an enterprise level. Finance/Accounting : An individual with financial acumen and advanced mathematical skills who can analyze financial statements, investments, and capital models; and who has acquired professional financial designations/qualifications such as a CPA or CFA. Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) : An in-depth knowledge of M&A strategies and processes and how qualified serve GFM Board of

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M&A may fit in the overall business plan; having been actively involved or having provided oversight of M&A decision-making. Human Capital : An understanding of the key elements of talent management, training and development, succession planning, diversity and inclusion, and compensation; having been actively involved with or provided oversight of workforces in an organization. Investments : An in-depth understanding of investment strategies and philosophies, market conditions, economics, and capital markets; having several years of experience and expertise across a broad range of asset classes. Marketing : An understanding of property and casualty insurance products and distribution channels; having been actively involved in marketing strategy development, implementation, and analysis at a board or company leadership level. If you or a fellow GFM policyholder possesses one or more of the above described competencies and would like to be considered as a candidate for the GFM Board of Directors, please email your name and biographical information to the Germania Governance Committee at We appreciate your loyalty to this organization and look forward to acquiring talented leaders to guide GFM to a successful future.

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