Dr. Renate Strasser

Chief Executive Officer
Managing Director and
Chairman of the Executive Board

Renate Strasser has been Chief Executive Officer of NewRe since January 2016 and holds responsibility for the entire legal entity operating out of Zurich, including traditional property and casualty reinsurance business, structured reinsurance solutions, weather derivative business and life business.

Since her appointment, Renate has driven a strong diversification of the NewRe book which has resulted in a significant and profitable growth in the various business segments.

Before joining the Munich Re Group, Renate Strasser spent six years as an Assistant Professor for Corporate Finance at the University of Klagenfurt. She joined Munich Re in 2004 as Consultant Pricing for Aviation, developing aviation pricing tools and pricing complex aviation risks. From 2007 onwards, she took over the role of Head of Aviation Facultative, where she was responsible for the worldwide portfolio.

Renate Strasser holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Graz, Austria and a PhD in Business Administration with a focus on Corporate Finance from the University of Klagenfurt, Austria.