Board of trustees
Dr. Joachim Wenning
Chairman of the Board of Trustees
After obtaining a degree in economics at the University of Munich, he joined Munich Re in 1991. Dr. Wenning has been a Member of the Board of Management of Munich Re since 1 Januar 2009. From January 2009 to January 2017, he was responsible for the Life Division, and from October 2013 until April 2017 he was also responsible for the Human Resources division and held the position of Labour Relations Director. Dr. Wenning was appointed Chairman of the Board of Management with effect from 27 April 2017. In addition to his current responsibilities, Dr. Wenning was also responsible for Group Holdings from April 2017 to March 2019. He is currently responsible for Group Strategy and M&A; Group Communications; Group Audit; Economics, Sustainability and Public Affairs; Group Human Resources; Group Executive Affairs, and Group Compliance and Legal.
Prof. Dr. Dr. Peter Höppe
Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Prof. Höppe was the Head of Geo Risks Research/Corporate Climate Centre at Munich Re. Before joining Munich Re Prof. Höppe has worked in different institutes at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich and as a post doc at Yale University (USA). His academic education is in meteorology (Masters and PhD) and human biology (PhD). From 1999 to 2002 he has been the President of the International Society of Biometeorology. He is the Chairman of the Munich Climate Insurance Initiative, which he has founded in 2005. In 2007 Prof. Höppe has been appointed as Global Warming Advisor of the Bavarian State Government and Chair of the “Finance-Forum: Climate Change” of the high-tech Strategy of the German Federal Government. In 2009 he has been one of the initiators of the Desertec Industrial Initiative.