Munich Reinsurance America (Munich Re US) has bid farewell to Anthony Kuczinski, chief executive officer (CEO) of Munich Re US P&C Companies and Munich Re US Holding Inc., who will retire at the end of the year.
Since 2008, Kuczinski has been responsible for Munich Re US P&C Companies’ property and casualty reinsurance and specialty insurance businesses in the US, including Munich Re US, Inc., Hartford Steam Boiler Group, Inc., American Modern Insurance Group, Inc., and Munich Re Specialty Insurance.
For 33 years, Kuczinski has held various key leadership roles, including president of the specialty markets division of Munich Re US and president of American Alternative Insurance Corporation and The Princeton Excess and Surplus Lines Insurance Company. He also served as project leader of Munich Re’s US Strategy Project, where he was an architect of the group’s strategy for long-term profitable growth in the US.
“For more than three decades, Tony’s passion for our business and commitment to our clients and partners have been instrumental in the success of not only our US operations but also our global organization,” said Stefan Golling, member of the Munich Re board of management. “Throughout his career, Tony has led with empathy and integrity, and we thank him for his countless contributions to Munich Re.”
Kuczinski will step down from his role on December 31, 2022 – with an agreed change in role to strategic advisor, effective January 1, 2023, to ensure a smooth transition. He will not have a direct successor; instead, his retirement will be accompanied by an organizational structuring.
Specifically, significant parts of Kuczinski’s area of responsibility will be transferred to a new board of management division:
- Global Specialty Insurance (GSI), to be led by Michael Kerner, currently CEO of Munich Re Specialty Insurance in North America, who was newly appointed to Munich Re’s board of management by the supervisory board, effective January 01, 2023; and
- Munich Reinsurance America, led by its CEO and president Marcus Winter, will report as a unit to Stefan Golling, responsible for global clients and North America in Munich Re’s board of management.