Dr. Thomas Blunck
Dr. Thomas Blunck was born in Santiago, Chile, in 1965.
After reading economics and business studies at the Universities of Barcelona and Fribourg, he was awarded his doctorate in political science. During his doctoral studies, he held the position of assistant lecturer at the University of Fribourg.
Dr. Blunck commenced his professional career in 1993 as a junior consultant with Roland Berger & Partner, subsequently holding various management positions with Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH (BSH), Munich.
He joined Munich Re’s Strategic Planning division in 1999 as Head of Strategy/Economic Research. Two years later, he was made Head of this central division and, in mid-2002, became an Executive Manager in the Europe 2 and Latin America division. At the beginning of 2005, Dr. Blunck became a Senior Executive Manager in the Special and Financial Risks division.
Since 1 October 2005, he has been a member of the Board of Management of Munich Re. From October 2005 to January 2017, Dr. Blunck was responsible for the Special and Financial Risks division and, until March 2008, for the Information Technology division. In March 2007, he took on additional responsibility for the Organisational Design and Development division until it was dissolved in 2008. From January 2008 to December 2014, he was responsible for Central Procurement, from April 2008 to March 2019, for Reinsurance Investments and from February 2017 to December 2020, for Digital Partners. Since February 2017, Dr. Blunck has been responsible for Life and Health and Capital Partners as well as since May 2022 also for the division Europe and Latin America.