Manuela Zweimueller is the Advisor for International Affairs of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) since July 2019. In this function Manuela provides strategic advice to senior management, implements EIOPA’s international affairs strategy and represents EIOPA at relevant high-level international committees and taskforces. She is a member of the Policy Development Committee (PDC) of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) and currently leading the implementation monitoring of the EU-US Covered Agreement on the side of the European Union.
From 2011 until July 2019 Manuela was responsible for EIOPA’s regulatory and policy tasks in insurance and pensions, thereof three years also with conduct of business accountability. Among others, two key projects during that time were the creation of a separate class of infrastructure investments under Solvency II and the policy development of the Pan-European Personal Pensions product (PEPP).
Prior to joining EIOPA in 2011, Manuela worked for more than 15 years in the (re)insurance industry, in various senior management positions and international assignments, such as Managing Director of Munich RE’s Branch Office in Paris, overseeing the Solvency II implementation at ERGO International and chairing the Risk Management Platform of Munich RE’s London entities. She was also responsible for accumulation control and cross-balance sheet catastrophe scenarios such as pandemic, terrorism and climate-related disasters.
Manuela has extensive experience in sustainable finance from both, an investment and underwriting perspective, and with initiatives aiming to close the protection gap. In 2007, she chaired the Emerging Risks Initiative of the Chief Risk Officers (CRO) Forum. At Allianz, she focussed on industrial business, including innovative technologies such as genetic engineering, green energy as well as dealing with IT-related threats, for example, identity theft and software attacks.
Manuela holds a PhD in Biochemistry and a Certificate in Economics for Scientists from the University of Hagen.