Juan Herrera Appointed Head of Diversity & Inclusion for Munich Re US Operations
Munich Reinsurance America, Inc. (“Munich Re”) has appointed Juan Herrera as its first full-time Head of Diversity & Inclusion. Herrera reports to Brian Viscusi, U.S. Regional Head of Human Resources, and is based in Princeton, New Jersey. Herrera will oversee all diversity and inclusion efforts spanning across the North American region including Munich Reinsurance America, Munich Re Specialty Insurance, American Modern Insurance Group, and Hartford Steam Boiler.
“We are very pleased to welcome Juan into this new role,” said Viscusi. “Juan has a proven track record of leading the way for new diversity and inclusion opportunities that can span across an entire organization. He will build off of our strong diversity and inclusion foundation by employing an approach that will be closely tied to the success of the organization and our employees. We already are making great strides in 2019 on our diversity and inclusion journey, and we’re looking forward to Juan’s leadership to take us even further.”
Previously, Herrera spent two years at a global property and casualty re/insurance company where he helped lead global inclusion efforts and was instrumental in managing, advising, and executing on the company’s gender balance and other diversity and inclusion initiatives. From 2008 to 2015, Herrera served in several roles at a multinational mass media company, where he launched their Office of Global Inclusion in 2008 as the Vice President, Office of Inclusion, and helped the organization establish a program that was recognized as best-in-class for diversity and inclusion by external companies.
“I’m excited to join Munich Re as we continue to build on our solid inclusion foundation,” said Herrera. “The reinsurance industry offers amazing opportunities for the best and the brightest to start and grow their careers. As our industry evolves, there are many ways in which we can create cultures where all colleagues want to do their best and everyone understands we all have a role to play in creating an inclusive workplace. I’m excited to be a part of Munich Re’s journey and help build upon our culture of belonging.”
About Munich Reinsurance America, Inc.
Munich Re, US is one of the largest reinsurers in the United States. We provide reinsurance coverages, specialty reinsurance, and risk management solutions to commercial and personal lines insurance carriers, agents and brokers, program administrators, and managing general agents. Our admitted and non-admitted insurance company affiliates offer specialty insurance products. We provide insurance carriers with white label products to help protect against the devastating effects of natural catastrophes and emerging risks, while our Innovation Lab offers client solutions in a rapidly evolving technology risk landscape. We believe that by looking out for our clients’ best interests with innovative risk solutions we can help build more resilient communities and close insurance gaps.
Munich Reinsurance America, Inc., a subsidiary of Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft Aktiengesellschaft in München (“Munich Re”), earns high ratings for financial strength from A.M. Best Company. We serve our clients from our Princeton, New Jersey campus and regional offices throughout the United States. For additional information visit www.munichreamerica.com.