Munich Re confirms changes to management board

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Munich Re confirms changes to management board

Munich Re is making a couple of changes to its board of management, including new arrivals.

Dr Thomas Blunck (pictured), who has been with the Munich Re management board since 2005, is succeeding Dr Torsten Jeworrek as chair of the reinsurance committee effective January next year.

Jeworrek, aged 61, is stepping down at his own request. The outgoing reinsurance chair has been with Munich Re for 32 years, two decades of which were spent as management board member.

Thanking the industry stalwart for his many years of “outstanding” service, chief executive Dr Joachim Wenning said: “Torsten Jeworrek’s contribution to our company has been extraordinary.”

Meanwhile Blunck will chair not only the reinsurance committee but also the global underwriting and risk committee. Additionally, fellow management board member Stefan Golling will take charge of capital partners. Golling has been with Munich Re since 2001; the board of management, 2021.

Joining them as new members of Munich Re’s management board in December 2022 and January 2023, respectively, are Clarisse Kopff and Mari-Lizette Malherbe.

Kopff is the CEO of Allianz Trade until the end of November, after which she will be replaced by Aylin Somersan Coqui. London-based Malherbe, meanwhile, has been with the reinsurer since 2007 and currently leads the life and health reinsurance business for Europe and Latin America.