Anthony J. Kuczinski
President & Chief Executive Officer, MunichRe America
Tony Kuczinski is president and chief executive officer of Munich Reinsurance America, Inc., chairman of HSB Group, Inc., and chairman of American Modern Insurance Group, Inc. He has overall responsibility for Munich Re’s property and casualty reinsurance and specialty insurance businesses in the U.S. He is also a board member of Munich Re America Corporation and several of the related corporations.
He has over 30 years of industry experience including wide-ranging leadership and management experience within the United States with exposure to both domestic and international operations, insurance and reinsurance, and small and large organizations.
Prior to assuming his current position in January 2008, Tony was president of the Specialty Markets division of Munich Reinsurance America and president of American Alternative Insurance Corporation and The Princeton Excess and Surplus Lines Insurance Company. He was a member of Munich Reinsurance America’s Senior Management Team and responsible for developing and achieving Specialty Markets’ strategic and business plans. The Specialty Markets division is the center of competence for alternative market, program business and other specialty insurance and reinsurance products and services produced within Munich Re.
Prior to his appointment as president of Specialty Markets, he was senior vice president and chief resource officer responsible for driving the reorganization and change within Munich Reinsurance America. Immediately prior to this role, he was president of Munich Reinsurance America’s Insurance Company Operations, where he was responsible for the development of Munich Reinsurance America’s primary insurance companies and core insurance capabilities in the United States.
Tony has held various other positions during his 25 years with Munich Re, which include:
- Executive vice president and chief financial officer for Munich-American RiskPartners
- Vice president and team leader for Am Re Consultants
- Vice president and chief financial officer for International Operations and treasurer for Munich Reinsurance America
Prior to joining Munich Re, he was chief operating officer of New York Marine and General Insurance Group, a publicly traded insurance company and, prior to this, worked for the international public accounting and consulting firm, PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
Other Activities and Education
Tony is vice chairman of the board and executive committee member of The Institutes, a board member, former chairman, and executive committee member of the Reinsurance Association of America, board member of the American Insurance Association, and board, executive committee, and global development committee member of the St. John’s University School of Risk Management Advisory Board. He is also a board member of Munich Re America Corporation and several of the related companies. He has served as finance chair and as an executive committee member on the board of a publicly held insurance group. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, New York and New Jersey State Societies of Certified Public Accountants. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU). He has completed the advanced executive education program in conjunction with the AICPCU and the Wharton School. He earned a bachelor of business administration from Pace University.
In terms of community service, Tony is the chairman of the board of Eden Autism Services, an organization that provides service and support to individuals with Autism and their families, and the vice chairman and treasurer of Princeton Healthcare Foundation, the fundraising organization for Princeton Hospital. Tony is a former board member and chairman of the National School Boards Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that works to promote excellence and equity in public education throughout the United States.
He resides in the United States with his wife of 30 years, the youngest of their three daughters, and two dogs. He is an avid reader, as well as a sports and music enthusiast.