Board of trustees
Dr. Doris Höpke
Chair of the Board of Trustees
Dr. Höpke was born in Georgsmarienhütte. She completed her law studies at the universities of Osnabrück, Hanover and Leiden with a doctorate. Dr. Höpke was a member of the Board of Management of Munich Reinsurance Company from 1 May 2014 to 30 April 2022. From 2017, she was responsible for the divisions Special and Financial Risks and Global Human Resources in the reinsurance field of business, including the function of Labour Relations Director.
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 he 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). 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.