Tobias Sonndorfer to join VIG Re's Executive Board of Directors

13 October 2022 — Daniela GHETU
VIG Re, the reinsurance company of Vienna Insurance Group, announced the appointment of Tobias Sonndorfer as the new member of the Board of Directors, with effect from 1st January 2023, expanding the number of board members from current three to four.

Tobias Sonndorfer, who has broad experience in financial services and the reinsurance industry, will take over responsibilities for reinsurance business assumed from VIG group business, capital management and retrocession and the further digitalisation of the Company.

"I am very pleased to welcome Mr. Sonndorfer to VIG Re. He brings highly relevant finance and client management experience from the reinsurance industry, and I am confident that he will be a valuable addition to the Board," commented Dr. Peter Thirring, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of VIG Re.

Sonndorfer (41) is a seasoned reinsurance expert with over 16 years of experience in financial services and the reinsurance industry. Prior joining VIG Re, he worked at Munich Re, lastly as a Client Management Executive, being responsible for CEE, SEE, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, and Luxemburg. During the last 10 years he held several senior managerial positions within Munich Re, both in traditional and non-traditional reinsurance solutions with strong international focus. Tobias Sonndorfer graduated from the OTH Regensburg in Germany and is a certified CFA charterholder. He is married with two children.

"Tobias' long history of leadership, coupled with his experience in client management makes him an ideal person for this role. My colleagues from the Board of Directors and I look forward very much to working closely with him to continue providing our clients with the sound and sustainable support whenever they need it," Johannes Martin Hartmann, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of VIG Re stated.

"I feel very privileged to take on this role at such an exciting time for our industry - the needs of VIG Re's clients, people, shareholders, and other stakeholders are changing continuously. VIG Re is dealing with these changes as an innovative and solution orientated partner. I am committed to contribute to VIG Re's success, to further grow our footprint in the industry and to create a sustainable impact in the industry," comments Tobias Sonndorfer on his appointment.

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