Andreas Kleiner has been named president and chief executive officer of American Modern Insurance Group, a subsidiary of Munich Re, effective May 1. He succeeds Manny Rios, who left the position in August.
Kleiner has served as a member of the board of management for ERGO International since 2007. The ERGO Group, also a Munich Re subsidiary, is one of the major insurance groups in Germany and Europe and offers health and life insurance, legal protection, travel insurance, property-casualty and direct insurance. Worldwide, the group is represented in more than 30 countries and concentrates in Europe and Asia.
Kleiner joined Munich Re as a fire engineer in 1993. From 1996 to 2003 he held leadership roles at the company’s Singapore branch. He then served as chief executive officer of Munich Reinsurance Company of Africa Limited until being named to his current position.
At ERGO International, Kleiner has been responsible for the company’s primary insurance operations in Asia – mainly India, Vietnam and Singapore – as well as Turkey and Greece.
Kleiner holds civil engineering and MBA degrees together with the Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute designation. He and his wife and two children will relocate to the Cincinnati area.
Source: American Modern Insurance