Addressing the protection gap for pandemic risk


Gunther Kraut

Munich Re

Global Head of Epidemic Risk Solutions


Gunther is an experienced reinsurance professional with a detailed knowledge of both Life and Non-Life insurance products and the risk transformation into investable asset classes. He has been with Munich Re for 13 years, structuring Munich Re’s first pandemic risk retrocession program in 2013. Later on, he initiated and co-led the Epidemic Risk Business innovation project, which was then transformed into a discrete business unit with both pricing and underwriting responsibility and a global mandate. Gunther holds a diploma degree in financial mathematics from the Technical University of Munich as well as a business degree from LMU Munich. Subsequently, he obtained a PhD in risk and insurance with a research focus on extreme mortality risks such as pandemics.

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