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New President and CEO of American Modern


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    Andreas Kleiner has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of American Modern Insurance Group, a subsidiary of Munich Re, effective May 1. He succeeds Manny Rios, who left the position in August.

    Kleiner has served as a member of the board of management for ERGO International since 2007. The ERGO Group, also a Munich Re subsidiary, is one of the major insurance groups in Germany and Europe and offers health and life insurance, legal protection, travel insurance, property-casualty and direct insurance. Worldwide, the group is represented in more than 30 countries and concentrates in Europe and Asia.

    Kleiner joined Munich Re as a fire engineer in 1993. From 1996 to 2003 he held leadership roles at the company’s Singapore branch. He then served as Chief Executive Officer of Munich Reinsurance Company of Africa Limited until being named to his current position.

    At ERGO International, Kleiner has been responsible for the company’s primary insurance operations in Asia – mainly India, Vietnam and Singapore – as well as Turkey and Greece.

    Kleiner holds civil engineering and MBA degrees together with the Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute designation. He and his wife and two children will relocate to the Cincinnati area.

    “Andreas’ experience at ERGO and his proven track record of strategic execution will help take American Modern to the next level in its specialty personal lines business,” said Tony Kuczinski, Chairman of American Modern.

    “We are thrilled that Andreas will be joining us in the US.”

    “In the 23 years that he has been with Munich Re, Andreas has made a significant positive impact at each unit he has headed – whether in Singapore, Johannesburg, or Dusseldorf. I know that Andreas will continue this outstanding leadership with American Modern,” said Peter Roeder, member of the Munich Re Board of Management responsible for North America.

    “American Modern is a great company – highly specialized, with vast technical expertise and very successful,” said Kleiner. “I am truly excited to join its dedicated team.”

    About American Modern Insurance Group
    American Modern is a widely recognized specialty insurance leader that delivers products and services for residential property-- like manufactured homes and specialty dwellings--and for consumers in the recreational market, including owners of boats, personal watercraft, classic cars, motorcycles, ATVs and snowmobiles. The company also provides products and services to protect financial institutions and their customers.

    American Modern is licensed in all 50 states through six property and casualty companies, which are part of an insurance group that enjoys an A+ (superior) rating by the A.M. Best Company, a leading independent insurance analyst. These companies insure more than 1.7 million policyholders countrywide and have been recognized as a Best Place to Work by the Cincinnati Business Courier and a Top Workplace by the Cincinnati Enquirer.

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