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The Board of Management of Munich Re is made up of nine non-executive members. As well as determining policies, setting objectives, and monitoring the performance of the Munich Re Group, the Board of Management provides strategic direction for the organisation. The latest member to join its’ ranks is Nicholas Gartside. He was appointed as a member of our Board of Management on 18 March 2019.

Dr. oec. publ. Joachim Wenning*

1965, economics graduate,
with Munich Re since 1991

Chairman

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Dr. rer. pol. Thomas Blunck

1965, graduate in business management,
with Munich Re since 1999

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Nicholas Gartside

1975, graduate in International Relations,
with Munich Re since 2019

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Dr. jur. Doris Höpke

1966, lawyer,
with Munich Re since 1999

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Dr. rer. nat. Torsten Jeworrek

1961, mathematician,
with Munich Re since 1990

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Dr. rer. nat. Christoph Jurecka*

1974, graduate engineer (Diploma)
with Munich Re since 2019

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Dr. rer. pol. Achim Kassow

1966, graduate in business administration and economics,
with Munich Re since 2020

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Dr. rer. pol. Markus Rieß

1966, graduate in economics,
with Munich Re since 2015

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Dr. rer. pol. Peter Röder

1960, graduate in commercial studies,
with Munich Re since 1989

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Strong foundations have always been Munich Re's specialty - in more ways than one. From its first head office, designed by Oswald Eduard Biber and Wilhelm Hollweck and completed in 1913, to the iconic Münchner Tor by creative minds Allmann Sattler Wappner 90 years on, Munich Re's buildings are emblematic of the company's key to on-going business success: Keep your feet on the ground and your eyes firmly on the horizon.
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Main building with ornamental courtyard, Königinstrasse 107

The Main Building at Königinstrasse 107 was built in 1912/13 to a design by the architects Oswald Eduard Bieber and Wilhelm Hollweck. With its characteristic elements of art nouveau and classicism, it has been a listed building since 1973.
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The stone figures "Air, Fire, Water and Earth" above the entrance to the Main Building, the work of Ernst Geiger (born in Berlin in 1861, died in Florence in 1941; painter, graphic artist and sculptor) and Josef Wackerle (born in Partenkirchen in 1880, where he died in 1959; sculptor and professor at the Academy of Visual Arts in Munich; artistic director of the Nymphenburg Porcelain Factory).
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Main building
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Main building (frontview of the garden)
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Main building (evening)
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Reception, main building
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East Building and forecourt, Königinstrasse 38

The East Building, located opposite the Main Building, was the first addition to Munich Re's office premises. Constructed in 1963, it was designed by Maurer, Denk and Mauder. With its anodized aluminium facade, it embodies the clear lines of 1960s architecture. On the forecourt there is an aluminium fountain “Version two” by the Munich sculptor Georg Brenning, which has been situated there since 1965. This was joined in 2000 by the aluminium sculpture “Concave rounded” by Rupprecht Geiger.
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Building South 1, Gedonstrasse 10

After two years of rebuilding the office building on Gedonstrasse was reopened in spring of 2002. South 1 was completely restructured and renovated and now looks as if completely newly built. The alternation was done by the architects Baumschlager and Eberle from Austria who have redesigned a building from the seventies into a modern structure which complies with newest ecological technology.

Frontview of the altered and renovated Building South 1 Architects: Baumschlager & Eberle, Lochau, 2002
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Entrance to the altered and renovated Building South 1 Artist: Olafur Eliasson, Berlin Title: "Mooswand" (moss-covered wall), 2002 Installation
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Main entry hall of South 1
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South 1
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South 1 (evening)
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Munich Re offices at
“Am Münchner Tor”,
Schlüterstrasse 6–10

In May 2004, the group of Munich Re buildings at and around Königinstrasse was supplemented by a new office complex some three kilometres away in the north of Schwabing: “Am Münchner Tor”. The new offices, comprising a 85-metre high-rise and a six-storey building, were designed by Munich architects Allmann Sattler Wappner and provide workspace for some 1,200 employees.

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Frontview of the building
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Frontview of the building
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Münchner Tor (evening)
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Mandlstraße 3 and 5 (evening)
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Interieur Mandlstraße
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Mandlstraße 3
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Gästehaus Mandlstraße (Abend)
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Building North 6, Berliner Straße 95
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Building North 6, Berliner Straße 95
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The German banker Carl von Thieme established Munich Re as the Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft in 1880. His co-founders were Wilhelm von Finck, co-owner of the Merck Finck & Co bank, and the entrepreneur and banker Theodor von Cramer-Klett. Thieme’s vision of an independent reinsurance company with a robust financial standing and a global reach created a business model that continues to be successful today. Despite fierce competition, Munich Re soon asserted itself as one of the leading risk carriers worldwide. After the San Francisco earthquake of 1906, Munich Re emerged as the only insurer to remain solvent after settling all claims. Its name has stood for resilience and reliability ever since.
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Carl von Thieme

Carl v. Thieme (1844–1924) founds Munich Reinsurance Company in 1880.

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Approbation

The Royal Bavarian State Ministry of the Interior approves the founding of Munich Reinsurance Company on 15 March 1880.

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Munich Re Main Building

The Munich Re Main Building designed by architects Oswald Eduard Biber and Wilhelm Hollweck. The building is erected in an amazingly short span of time: excavation work begins in January 1912 and the building is ready for occupancy on 20 March 1913.

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