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Munich Re unveils management changes to strengthen presence in Asia Pacific

| 12 May 2017

Mr Hermann Pohlchristoph has been appointed to the Board of Management of Munich Re with effect from 27 April 2017, responsible for Asia Pacific, Germany, Africa, and Procurement and Services. Mr Pohlchristoph has been with Munich Re since 2002, most recently as CFO for the Reinsurance division.

With effect from January 2017 Mr Roland Eckl is Chief Executive Asia Pacific, with responsibility for Japan, Korea, India and South East Asia. From September onwards he will be based in Singapore heading Munich Re’s new Regional Centre. He has been with the reinsurer since 1990, spending several years in Korea. Most recently Mr Eckl was responsible for Munich Re’s business in Australasia/New Zealand, Japan, India and the Indian Subcontinent.

Dr Tobias Farny, Chief Executive Asia Pacific, is now responsible for Greater China and Australia/New Zealand. He previously looked after Greater China, Korea, and South East Asia. Two years ago Dr Farny spent a year in Silicon Valley, exploring opportunities for the future of insurance.

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