January 15, 2013
University’s School of Risk Management (SRM) will honor Nikolaus
von Bomhard, Chairman of the Board of Management of Munich Re, as
the “2012 Insurance Leader of the Year” at its 18th Annual
Insurance Leader of the Year Award Dinner. The event will
take place on Wednesday, January 16, 2013, at 6 p.m. at the
Marriott Marquis in New York City. Mike McGavick, Chief
Executive Officer, XL Group plc, will serve as Honorary Chairman of
the dinner. Proceeds of the dinner will support the
University’s SRM students and programs.
“The Insurance Leader of the Year accolade is traditionally
awarded to an industry leader for distinguished achievement over a
long career, or for special achievement in the year of
recognition,” commented Brian Duperreault, President and Chief
Executive Officer of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., and
Chairman of the SRM Board of Overseers. "In all respects, Nikolaus
von Bomhard measures up to the highest standards of past
awardees. Munich Re throughout the world has always
represented the qualities of professionalism, strength and
stability required by clients of our industry - whether
institutional or individual. He is widely admired for his corporate
stewardship in service to all Munich Re stakeholders; and in these
testing economic times his wise counsel on both corporate matters
and issues impacting public policy is widely acknowledged.”
Brandon W. Sweitzer, Dean of the School of Risk Management, also
had high praise for this year’s honoree.
"Nikolaus is a champion of those qualities that St John's
University and its School of Risk Management strives to instill in
its students at all times: ethical leadership, steadfast
determination and a thoughtful approach to all important matters at
hand,” said Sweitzer. “We are delighted to honor him with
this Award, and our students will benefit not only by learning from
his example, but will be aided directly by the generosity displayed
by those of his global industry colleagues who will assemble to
celebrate him and his leadership of Munich Re."
The Award Selection Committee is chaired by Ellen Thrower,
Ph.D., Professor Emerita and Retired Executive Director, St. John's
University’s SRM, and includes George Bernstein, Esq. of The
Bernstein Law Firm, P.L.L.C. (Washington, D.C.); Robert P. Hartwig,
Ph.D., President of the Insurance Information Institute; Joseph
Mauriello, Retired Deputy Chairman and COO of KPMG LLP; Michael J.
Morrissey, President and CEO of the International Insurance
Society; Patrick J. Shouvlin, Retired Partner of
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP; and Peter B. Walker, Director of
McKinsey & Company (New York).
The “Insurance Leader of the Year Award,” presented annually
since 1995, recognizes the contributions of outstanding individuals
whose leadership in the worldwide insurance and financial services
industry sets them apart from their peers. Last year’s
recipient was Evan G. Greenberg, Chairman and CEO of ACE
The School of Risk Management was founded in 1901 as the
Insurance Society of New York and over the years evolved into The
College of Insurance (TCI). In June 2001, TCI merged with St.
John’s University, becoming a school of The Peter J. Tobin College
of Business. Located in New York City’s downtown financial
district, SRM awards undergraduate, M.B.A., and M.S. degrees in the
insurance, risk management and actuarial science disciplines.
Through its Center for Professional Education, SRM also provides
education, training and consulting services to the industry,
governments and regulators worldwide.
For more information, please contact Maureen Furlong Weber of
St. John’s University’s School of Risk Management by calling
212-277-5111. Interested media representatives can contact Dominic
Scianna, Associate Vice President for External Relations at St.
John’s University by calling (718) 990-6185 or e-mail inquiries to