Chief Executive Officer
Managing Director and
Chair of the Executive Board
Thomas was appointed Chief Executive Officer in October 2020. He heads the Board of Management of NewRe.
Before joining NewRe, Thomas Braune was in charge of Munich Re's life and health reinsurance business in Europe, Latin America and some markets in the Middle East with a premium volume of around 3 billion euros. Prior to taking over the division, Thomas Braune reported directly to Munich Re’s CEO, being responsible for corporate strategy and organisation, corporate responsibility, Group-wide human resources management and the Group’s Economic Research department. For an interim period, he was also responsible for Munich Health, the worldwide health insurance and reinsurance business of Munich Re Group, with a premium volume of more than 9 billion euros. Before becoming Head of Group Development, he was Chief Financial Officer at Munich Re Italy, Milan, prior to which he was in charge of strategic investments at Munich Re, where his role included managing worldwide M&A activities in the insurance industry.
Before joining Munich Re, he worked for an international law firm. Thomas Braune holds a law degree from Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, a doctorate in tax law from Regensburg University and an MBA in financial services and insurance from the University of St. Gallen, Nyenrode Business University (Netherlands) and Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School (Belgium). He is married and has four children.