Gerd Kettler, Chairman and Former CEO of LVM, Passes Away As the group announced today in an obituary, Kettler passed away on November 7, 2022. Gerd Kettler was 80 years old.
Gerd Kettler, CEO of LVM from 1992 to 2007, has passed away. LVM announced today. The Münster-based insurer announced that the company was mourning the loss of an impressive personality, an experienced specialist and forward-thinking company leader who had a significant influence on LVM Versicherung. According to the company, many of the decisions that still make the company successful today fell under her aegis.
Kettler came to LVM in 1982 as CEO, was appointed to the board of directors in 1983, and became chairman of the board in 1992. After more than 25 years on the board and more than 15 years as chairman, he retired at the end of the year. from 2007.
The customer in focus
Kettler has always known how to derive opportunities for the company from the challenges of the moment. LVM Versicherung’s stronger focus as a comprehensive insurer, nationwide sales expansion and “Client Focus” company philosophy are all signed by him, according to the obituary.
Together with his colleagues on the Board of Directors, Kettler initiated many structural and IT projects aimed at further integrating office and field staff serving clients. “We can only delight our customers if our office and field staff pull together,” says Kettler. “A recipe for success that still holds true today.
Farewell Gold Badge of Honor 2007
At his farewell in 2007, the LVM presented Kettler with the company’s highest award, the Gold Badge of Honor, for his merits. He then remained associated with the company as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of LVM Rechtsschutzversicherungs-AG and as a member of the Supervisory Board of LVM Pensionsfonds-AG.
Kettler also participated in the most important committees of the insurance industry, in particular in numerous committees of the GDV. In 1997, Kettler was awarded the Cross of Merit of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for his services as an honorary commercial judge and as a member of the general assembly and regional committee of the Münster Chamber of Industry and Commerce. LVM Versicherung owes a great debt of gratitude to Gerd Kettler and will honor his memory.
Gerd Kettler passed away on November 7, 2022 at the age of 80.