Board of Trustees

The Board of Directors is supervised by the Board of Trustees, comprising Dr. Hans-Jürgen Schinzler, Dr. Christoph Jurecka and Dr. Doris Höpke. The Board of Trustees, in turn, is appointed for a two-year period by the full Board of Management of Munich Re. 

Dr. Doris Höpke

Born in Lower Saxony in 1966, Doris Höpke completed studies in law at the universities of Osnabrück, Hanover and Leiden, graduating with state law examinations and a PhD. She started her career in 1996 in the industrial liability division at HDI, before joining Munich Re in 1999. Following a number of positions, including head of Munich Re, Madrid, she was appointed a member of the Board of Management of Munich Re in 2014. Dr. Höpke is responsible for the Special & Financial Risks division and for human resources throughout the global reinsurance field of business, also carrying out the role of Labour Relations Director.

Doris Höpke believes that corporate responsibility is a key component of Munich Re’s corporate culture, and she sees the voluntary work of current and former staff members, supported by Munich Re, as a true win-win situation: the foundation benefits from many pairs of helping hands; the staff broaden their horizons, and their impact is amplified thanks to the cooperation with the Schinzler Foundation; while Munich Re is able to fulfil its responsibility as a corporate citizen.

Dr. Hans-Jürgen Schinzler

Born in 1974 in Bergisch Gladbach, Christoph Jurecka graduated with a diploma in technical physics and a PhD in theoretical physics from the technical universities of Graz in Austria and Braunschweig in Germany.

After holding various roles in the Winterthur and AXA Group, Christoph joined Munich Re Group in 2011 as Chief Financial Officer of ERGO. In January 2019 he was appointed Chief Financial Officer and a Member of the Board of Management of Munich Re.

Social engagement and community work are important to Christoph and he is therefore delighted to support the voluntary charitable work of Munich Re employees.


Dr. Hans-Jürgen Schinzler

was born in 1940, and joined Munich Re in 1969 after completing a law degree and undergoing a bank training at the Bayerische Vereinsbank. In 1981, he was appointed to the Board of Management, and became Chairman in 1993. From 2004 to 2012, he was Chairman of the Supervisory Board. 

He had always been impressed by the social work performed by the many anonymous helpers in our society, who unselfishly give up their time for the common good. He hoped that by setting up the foundation, he could support these volunteers. He himself performs voluntary work on behalf of a number of charitable foundations and associations.