Wilhelm Zeller has been Chairman of the Executive Board of Hannover Re since 1996. Prior to that he was a Member of the Executive Board at Cologne Re, Cologne, for over 18 years. In 1995, additionally, he sat on the Executive Council of the new owner, General Re Corporation in Stamford/CT, USA. From 1970 to 1977 he was simultaneously Head of the Casualty and the International Department at Zurich Insurance Company in Frankfurt. Before that he started his career in 1969 within the Gerling Group, Cologne. Wilhelm Zeller holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, majoring in Insurance, from the University of Applied Sciences in Cologne.