VIG Re, the reinsurance company of Vienna Insurance Group, has announced the appointment of Tobias Sonndorfer as a new member of the Board of Directors, with effect from 1st January 2023.
Sonndorfer has broad experience in both financial services and the reinsurance industry and will take over responsibilities for the reinsurance business assumed from VIG group business, capital management and retrocession, and the further digitalisation of the Company.
He holds over 16 years of experience, having most recently worked at Munich Re as a Client Management Executive, being responsible for CEE, SEE, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, and Luxemburg.
Over the last decade, he has held several senior managerial positions within Munich Re, both in traditional and non-traditional reinsurance solutions, with a strong international focus.
Sonndorfer commented on his appointment, stating, “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 contributing to VIG Re’s success, to further growing our footprint in the industry and to creating a sustainable impact in the Industry.”
Johannes Martin Hartmann, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of VIG Re, added, “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 sound and sustainable support whenever they need it.”
Dr. Peter Thirring, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of VIG Re, noted, “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.”