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Wolf Becke

Born 1947, German national
Member of the Board of Directors


Wolf Becke studied mathematics, physics and economics at the Universities of Bonn and Freiburg and obtained a degree in mathematics. Between 1973 and 1977, he worked as a research assistant at the Mathematical Institute of the University of Freiburg and earned a doctorate in science. In 1978 Wolf Becke joined Hamburger Internationale Rückversicherung AG (HIR), where he was employed in various positions until 1990, ultimately responsible for the Life and Health Reinsurance, Finance and Accounting and Investments divisions. He then moved to Hannover Re and E+S Rück. From 1992 to 1999, as a Member of the Executive Board, he was responsible for both global life and health insurance business, and for non-life business in Asia, Africa and Australasia. From 1999 until his retirement for age reasons at the end of 2011, Wolf Becke concentrated on his responsibilities as CEO of the life and reinsurance business area (Hannover Life Re).

Other appointments

  • Hannover Life RE America, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors
  • AEGON Blue Square Re N.V., Member of the Board of Directors