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Dirk Herrenpoth joins NewRe as CUO

June 30, 2020

NewRe, a subsidiary of Munich Re has named Dirk Herrenpoth as the new chief underwriting officer (CUO) for its non-life business, effective 1 July 2020.

Herrenpoth will replace Artur Klinger, who is leaving the company after 12 years to become head of continental Europe at Everest Re.

He brings more than 24 years industry experience and has held a number of management functions during his nearly 20 years with Munich Re Group.  

Most recently, he was based in London as head of Great Lakes UK Branch in co-function with leading Munich Re’s facultative and corporate business in the UK.

Renate Strasser, CEO of NewRe said: “I am very pleased to welcome Dirk to the company. Having a CUO with the breadth and depth of Dirk’s industry experience is great news for NewRe. This, combined with his personal drive and motivation, will greatly support the achievement of our strategic plans and makes him an ideal leader for the Property & Casualty business.”

Herrenpoth added: “I am really excited to be taking on profit responsibility for a significant reinsurance player. I look forward to joining the NewRe leadership team and building on the great foundation and growth potential the business clearly demonstrates.”