Horst Jannott

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Horst Kurt Jannott (born February 1, 1928 in Gotha ; † February 21, 1993 in Munich ) was a German insurance manager and CEO of Munich Re Insurance .


Horst Jannott was born as the second son of insurance manager Kurt Jannott . After completing a commercial apprenticeship in an insurance company, Jannott studied law at the University of Erlangen from 1946 . He passed the first state law examination in 1949, the second followed in 1953.

After his second state examination, Jannott joined Munich Re in 1954 as a legal assessor . In 1964 he was appointed to the board of directors and in 1969 he was appointed chairman of the board of directors as the successor to Alois Alzheimer , who was moving to the supervisory board.

He succeeded u. a. by strengthening the international business, the Münchner Rück became the world's largest reinsurance company again.

Jannott had two daughters. His brother Edgar (* 1934) became CEO of Victoria in 1983 , later of the ERGO insurance group .

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