Dr. Ludger Arnoldussen was born in Duisburg in
Following a banking traineeship with Commerzbank AG in Duisburg,
he studied business economics at the University of Cologne,
obtaining a doctorate (Dr. rer. pol.).
In 1988, Dr. Ludger Arnoldussen began his career with Bayerische
Rückversicherung AG, Munich, as a graduate
trainee. Four years later, he was responsible for the founding and
development of the Company’s Dublin office
in Ireland. On returning to Munich in 1996, he became Head of the
Non-proportional Division. In 1997, Ludger Arnoldussen was
appointed deputy member of the Board of Management of Bayerische
Rückversicherung AG and was responsible for
Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Facultative Property/Casualty. He
was made a member of the Board of Management of Bayerische
Rückversicherung AG in 2000. In the
following year, he assumed the position of project manager for the
integration of Bayerische Rückversicherung
into Swiss Re’s Europe Division and became
a member of the Europe Division Executive Team. In 2002, Ludger
Arnoldussen was, in addition, appointed to the Board of Management
of Swiss Re Germany Holding AG and, in 2005, joined the Europe
Division’s Executive Team Committee as
Business Unit Head responsible for Northern/Central/Eastern Europe.
Later that year, he was made Chairman of the Board of Management of
Swiss Re Germany AG.
Ludger Arnoldussen was appointed to the Board of Management of
Munich Re with effect from 1 October 2006, with responsibility for
Germany, Asia Pacific and Africa Division as well as Central
He is married and has four children.