Dr. Michael Menhart

Chief Economist,
Head of Economics, Sustainability & Public Affairs, Munich Re

Dr. Michael Menhart is Munich Re Group’s Chief Economist and Head of the Economics, Sustainability & Public Affairs Central Division, and he reports to the CEO.

In this role, he is responsible for Economic and Insurance Market Research at Munich Re. He also leads the Corporate Responsibility team and the Group’s Government Relations activities. On top of that, Dr. Menhart is the chairman of The Geneva Association Economic Forum (GAEF) and a member of the Sustainable Finance Advisory Committee of the Federal Government of Germany. He is also the chairman of the Schinzler Foundation, a charitable association founded by Munich Re.

Before joining Munich Re in 2005, Dr. Menhart worked as a business consultant at McKinsey & Company, where he advised global companies operating in the financial and insurance sector.

Dr. Menhart graduated in Economics from Wayne State University in Detroit and the University of Augsburg, where he also obtained his doctorate.