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The Supervisory Board of Munich Re has appointed Dr. Thomas Blunck (age 57) as the chair of the Reinsurance Committee of the group’s Board of Management with effect from Jan. 1, 2023.

He will succeed Dr. Torsten Jeworrek (61), who will step down from the Board of Management of Munich Re on Dec. 31, 2022 at his own request.

Jeworrek has been with the company for a total of 32 years and has been a member of the Board of Management for two decades. The Board of Management and the Supervisory Board thanked him for his many years of outstanding service at Munich Re.

Dr. Thomas Blunck

The Supervisory Board has also appointed Clarisse Kopff (49), with effect from Dec. 1, 2022, and Mari-Lizette Malherbe (38), with effect from Jan. 1, 2023, as new members of the Board of Management.

Kopff will head the Europe and Latin America Non-Life division. Malherbe will take over responsibility for the Life and Health division from Blunck.

“Torsten Jeworrek’s contribution to our company has been extraordinary. I very much look forward to working closely with Mari-Lizette Malherbe, Clarisse Kopff and Thomas Blunck in their new roles,” said CEO Dr. Joachim Wenning.

Torsten Jeworrek

Blunck joined the Board of Management in 2005. In addition to becoming the chair of the Reinsurance Committee, he will also chair the Global Underwriting and Risk Committee. On the Board of Management, he will also be responsible for Data and Analytics, Internet of Things, Corporate Underwriting, Claims, Accounting, Reinsurance Development, Controlling and Central Reserving for Reinsurance, and Information Technology.

Stefan Golling will take responsibility for Capital Partners on the Board of Management.

Originally from France, Kopff has been with the Allianz Group for the past 21 years. She is currently based in Paris, where she works as Allianz Trade’s Chief Executive Officer. She was previously CFO at Allianz France and Euler Hermes.

South African-born Malherbe has been with Munich Re since 2007, and to date headed the Life and Health Reinsurance Europe and Latin America divisional unit from London.