Speaker: Peter Hoeppe


Prof. Dr. Dr. Peter Hoeppe

Prof. Dr. Dr. Peter Hoeppe joined Munich Re in 2004. Currently he is heading the Munich Re division “Geo Risks Research/Corporate Climate Centre”.

Before joining Munich Re he has worked in different institutes at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich and as a post doc at Yale University. His academic education is in meteorology (Masters and PhD) and human biology (PhD). Currently his research focus is on trends of natural catastrophes and their drivers and on climate change effects on insurance industry in general.

Prof. Hoeppe is member of many scientific societies and advisory boards. He has held expert functions in different UN-Organisations. He is the Chairman of the Munich Climate Insurance Initiative, which he has founded in 2005. In 2007 Prof. Hoeppe has been appointed as Climate Change Advisor of the Bavarian State Government. In 2009 he has been one of the initiators of the Desertec Industrial Initiative. In 2014 he became Chairman of the “Muenchener Universitaetsgesellschaft”.