Kaufmann to take over from Joachim Oechslin

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Munich Re has appointed Bernhard Kaufmann as group chief risk officer with effect from 1 January 2014.

Kaufmann succeeds Joachim Oechslin, who will be joining the Credit Suisse Group board.

Kaufmann has been with Munich Re since 2000, working in several positions. Since 2008, he has been chief risk officer and head of integrated risk management with Munich Re’s ERGO Insurance Group.

Munich Re chief executive Nikolaus von Bomhard said: “We are pleased that, in the person of Bernhard Kaufmann, we are acquiring a new chief risk officer who not only knows all the facets of risk management but is also already familiar with the business segments of Munich Re.”