Karl Wittmann was born in Maxlried/Weilheim in 1945. He began his chartered insurance training with Munich Re in 1961, working as an underwriting technician in the Aviation Department and as an assistant underwriter in the Regional Department: Middle East, Far East, Australia and New Zealand. In 1970, Karl Wittmann was made Deputy Head of Munich Re’s London office. Following his return to Munich in 1985, he became a member of the Management of the Fire/Treaty Department and subsequently, in 1995, of the Operational Division: Asia and Australasia, and a Director. Mr. Wittmann joined the Board of Management in 1998 and is responsible for Asia, Australasia, Africa Division. He is married and has a daughter.