Dr. Winfried Heinen

Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, General Reinsurance AG, Cologne

Winfried Heinen joined Gen Re in 1988. Having serviced Gen Re’s Latin American Life/Health business from the Cologne office for three years, he was transferred to Mexico City as Regional Manager for Latin America. In 1996 he returned to Cologne, taking responsibility for Gen Re's German Life/Health business. He later assumed the position of Chief Actuary Life/Health. In 2007 he was appointed to General Reinsurance AG’s Board of Executive Directors, of which he became Chairman in July 2016. In April 2008 he was also appointed to General Re’s Board of Executive Directors. He holds a PhD in mathematics and is a member of the German actuarial association.