As President and Chief Executive Officer of PartnerRe Ltd., Patrick Thiele is responsible for the strategic direction and management of the Company. He is also a Director of PartnerRe.
Under his leadership since 2000, PartnerRe has successfully transitioned from a Cat-only reinsurer to a well-diversified, global reinsurance company. With 13 office locations worldwide offering reinsurance coverage for property and casualty, catastrophe, specialty lines, life, and alternative risk products, PartnerRe’s total assets currently exceed $17 billion, total capital is greater than $5 billion, and for the year ended December 31, 2007, revenues were $4.2 billion. PartnerRe aims to provide highly-valued products to its clients, deliver appropriate returns to shareholders, and ensure a satisfying work experience for its employees. To support this vision, PartnerRe has a culture of thoughtful and disciplined risk-assumption within pre-determined return goals. This is the foundation of PartnerRe’s success. Prior to joining PartnerRe, Patrick was Group Director of Development of CGNU (formerly CGU), and Chief Executive Officer and President of St. Paul Companies worldwide insurance operations.
Patrick holds both a B.S. in Finance and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, as well as the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He currently serves on the board of the School of Risk Management and Actuarial Science, New York, and is associated with the University of Wisconsin’s Graduate School of Business.