Great Lakes Insurance SE
Management
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Management

In line with the fast-changing markets, our Board of Management coordinates and monitors the most important activities of Great Lakes. In setting objectives and determining the strategy, the Board of Management maintains a clear focus on long-term value for our clients, staff and company.

The Supervisory Board monitors and advises the Board of Management on all important matters. It is responsible for surveying the financial statements, fulfilling reporting requirements towards shareholders and appointing the Board of Management as well as the auditor.

Dr. Stefan Pasternak – Chief Executive & Financial Officer
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Christoph Carus
Chief Executive Officer

Member of the Board of Management since March 2021

Christoph recently joined the Great Lakes Board as Chief Executive Officer. He has been with Munich Re since 2001 holding different senior management functions in the finance area for the Munich and Sydney offices.

At Great Lakes Christoph is responsible for Strategy & Principles of Business Policy, Underwriting, Products & Actuarial, Reinsurance, Information Technology,  Internal Audit as well as Human Resources. In addition he assumes responsibility for the business areas Facultative & Corporate and Group Retrocession.

Stéphane Deutscher – Chief Operating Officer
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Stéphane Deutscher
Chief Operating Officer

Member of the Board of Management since April 2017 

Stéphane joined the Great Lakes Board as Chief Operating Officer in 2017 and is responsible for Business Development, Agency Business, Large Single Risks, Claims, Operations and Agency Audit.

Previously, he worked for Munich Re Group in the direct business since 2003 where he held various senior manager positions.

Dr. Tobias Klauß – Chief Risk Officer
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Dr. Tobias Klauß
Chief Risk Officer

Member of the Board of Management since January 2017

Tobias joined the Great Lakes Board in 2017 as Chief Risk Officer, having worked for Munich Re since 2007 in various Risk Management roles.

During this time he held several senior management positions in the UK and Germany and has led complex regulatory and strategic projects and change programs.

At Great Lakes Tobias is responsible for Risk Management, Compliance, Legal and Services.

Dr. Stefan Pasternak – Chief Executive & Financial Officer
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Dr. Stefan Pasternak
Chief Financial Officer

Member of the Board of Management since April 2014

Stefan joined the Board in 2014 as Chief Financial Officer, having worked for Munich Re on the direct and reinsurance side since 1999. During his time with the Group he held several senior management roles in different countries and (re)insurance companies and has led many business initiatives as well as strategic projects in the finance area.

At Great Lakes Stefan is responsible for all Finance related topics, Procurement as well as the Actuarial Function.

Claudia Hasse – Chair

Member of the Supervisory Board since 2019
Senior Executive Manager, Munich Reinsurance Company, Munich

 

Dr. Carsten Prussog 

Member of the Supervisory Board since 2017
Senior Executive Manager, Munich Reinsurance Company, Munich

 

Ralph Ronnenberg 

Member of the Supervisory Board since 2021
Senior Executive Manager, Munich Reinsurance Company, Munich

 

Alex Wettemann

Member of the Supervisory Board since 2017 
Senior Executive Manager, Munich Reinsurance Company, Munich