Dr. rer. pol. Peter Röder was born in Würzburg in 1960. He studied business administration and economics at the universities of Würzburg and Mannheim, and was awarded a doctorate in business administration by the University of Mannheim in 1989. After completing his doctorate, Dr. Röder joined Munich Re in 1989, commencing his professional career as an underwriter in the liability, personal accident, and motor department. Here he was responsible for a number of European countries, from 1994 in managerial roles.
In 1999, Dr. Röder was given marketing responsibility for the Netherlands and, from 2001, overall responsibility for non-life business in the Netherlands. In 2002, he was appointed Head of Group Development. He was made a member of the Board of Management of ERGO International AG in January 2007, in charge of developing life and non-life business in Asia, and in particular China and India. Dr. Röder has been a member of the Board of Management of Munich Re since 1 October 2007. He heads the Global Clients and North America Division (including responsibility for the Lloyd’s and Bermuda markets. HSB and Midland are also part of the division.)
Dr. Röder is married and has one child.