Board of Directors

Dr. von Bomhard serves as Chairman of the Athora Holding Ltd. Board of Directors, the Chair of its Risk Committee and as a member of the Compensation and Transactions Committees. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Munich Re from 2004 to 2017, having joined the company in 1985. He also served as Chairman of the Supervisory Board at ERGO Group AG and as Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Munich Health Holding AG.

Dr. von Bomhard served as a Member of the Supervisory Board for Commerzbank AG and as Chairman of The Geneva Association. At the end of April 2018, he was appointed Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Post AG.

Born in Gunzenhausen, Bavaria, he completed his law studies at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität of Munich and the University of Regensburg with a doctorate.

Debra Broek is a professional trainer at GAAP Dynamics specialising in finance and accounting training solutions. Major clients include KPMG and Grant Thornton.

She was previously Head of Investor Relations & Rating Agencies at Zurich Insurance Group AG. Prior to Zurich, she was Chief Accounting Officer for Winterthur Group. She has also worked at KPMG.

Debra has a degree in Accounting and Business Administration from Dordt College in Iowa, is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Fellow of the Life Insurance Management Institute (FLMI).

Volkert Doeksen is a Senior Advisor to The Carlyle Group, where he focuses specifically on large accounts of The Carlyle Group as well as on new product and business development. Previously, Mr. Doeksen was a co-founder and chairman/CEO of AlpInvest Partners. Mr. Doeksen has over 25 years of investment experience.

Prior to that, Mr. Doeksen was a Partner at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson in New York and a Director at Kleinwort Benson Ltd. He also worked at Dillon Read and Morgan Stanley in London.

Mr. Doeksen is among others a member of the Supervisory Board of the Royal Concertgebouw N.V and Koninklijke Doeksen B.V. He is also a Board Member of the Fulbright Center and of Athora Holdings Ltd and a member of the international advisory board of Van Lanschot Kempen N.V.

Mr. Doeksen received a LL.M. from Leyden Law School.

Anna Maria D’Hulster was most recently Secretary General of the Geneva Association. Prior to that, she was responsible for insurance at swissQuant Group. From 2002 to 2012, she held a number of senior leadership roles with the Baloise Group including as CEO.

She has also worked at Commerzbank, Deutsche Bank and Boston Consulting Group and was a member of the Executive Committee of the European Insurance Association (CEA/Insurance Europe).

Anna Maria has an MBA from INSEAD and a degree in business engineering degree from the Free University of Brussels.

Alex Humphreys is a Partner at Apollo, which he joined in 2008, and is based in London. Prior to that, he was with Goldman Sachs in the financial institutions M&A team in London.

He graduated from University College London with a BSc in economics.

He serves on the board of directors of Aspen Insurance Holdings, Catalina Holdings, Tranquilidade Seguradoras, Amissima Assicurazioni, Lumileds and Haydock Finance.

Scott Kleinman is Co-President of Apollo Global Management, Inc., sharing responsibility for all of Apollo’s revenue-generating and investing business across its integrated alternative investment platform. Mr. Kleinman, who focuses on Apollo’s equity and opportunistic businesses, joined Apollo in 1996, and in 2009 he was named Lead Partner for Private Equity.

Prior to joining Apollo, Mr. Kleinman was a member of the Investment Banking division at Smith Barney Inc. Mr. Kleinman serves on the board of directors of Athene Holding Ltd.

In 2014, Mr. Kleinman founded the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Board of Overseers at the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design.

Mr. Kleinman received a BA and BS from the University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School of Business, respectively, graduating magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa.

Mr. Kleisner, a four decade plus Hotelier/Corporate CEO/COO, has led successful management teams throughout the world in every aspect and sector of hospitality. His experience is unparalleled, ranging from one of the original Holiday Inns to individual world class hotels and resorts, to worldwide Branded Hospitality Companies. He is currently focused on his responsibilities as an Independent Director of publicly held companies. These currently include Kindred Healthcare (NYSE: KND), Ashford Hospitality Trust (NYSE: AHT); and Aimbridge Hospitality, the largest third-party Hospitality management firm in the world. Fred Kleisner is a member of this Board because of his extensive experience in Business Management and Governance. As a financial expert, he is a member of each company's Audit Committee; is a member of compensation committees and quality and compliance committees of these Boards. He is Chairman of the Executive Compensation Committee for Kindred Healthcare's Board. 

From 2013 until 2017, Mr. Kleisner served as an Independent Director of Caesars Entertainment (NASDAQ: CZR) and serves on CZR's Audit Committee. He has been involved in the gaming sector of hospitality since 1999, and is licensed as an Independent Director, Officer and Key Executive by the Nevada, & NJ Gaming Control Boards, as well as Puerto Rico, and other gaming destinations. 

He graduated with a BA from Michigan State University's School of Hospitality Business and was named as MSU's Industry Leader of the Year in 2004. His currently a director, executive committee member and Treasurer of the Board  at the IslandWood School, Bainbridge Island, WA, previously at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City. He is a past Chair of the Boards of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), Lander WY, and Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY.

Mr. Lohr is a Senior Partner at Apollo Global Management, LLC, which he joined in May 2007. Prior to joining Apollo, Mr. Lohr was a founding partner at Infinity Point LLC, Apollo’s joint venture partner for the financial services industry since 2005. Before that time, Mr. Lohr spent eight years in financial services investment banking at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York and also worked at McKinsey & Company and B. Metzler Corporate Finance in Frankfurt.

Currently, Mr. Lohr serves on the board of directors of the general partner of AP Alternative Assets, AAA MIP Limited, Amissima Assicurazioni (formerly Carige Assicurazioni), Athene Lebensversicherung AG, Bremer Kreditbank Aktiengesellschaft, Catalina Holdings, Nova Kreditna Banka Maribor and Tranquilidade. Mr. Lohr has a joint Master’s Degree in economics and engineering from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, and received a Master of Business Administration from the MIT Sloan School of Management. 

Mr. Mourgue d’Algue is a member of Athora’s Compensation, Nominating and Corporate Governance, Risk, and Transactions Committees. He previously served as a director of Athene Holding Ltd. and as a member of its risk committee. Mr. Mourgue d'Algue is the Head of Financial Services of ADIA's Private Equities Department, which he joined in June 2012.

Marc Rowan is a co-founder and CEO of Apollo Global Management, LLC, a leading alternative asset manager focused on contrarian and value oriented investments across private equity, credit-oriented capital markets, insurance and real estate.

Mr. Rowan currently serves on the boards of directors of Apollo Global Management, LLC, Athene Holding Ltd., and Athora Holding Ltd. He has previously served on the boards of directors of numerous other entities, including Apollo portfolio companies, other entities affiliated with Apollo, and other entities. Marc is a founding member and Chairman of Youth Renewal Fund, the Chairman of the Board of Overseers of The Wharton School, and a member of the University of Pennsylvania’s Board of Trustees. He serves on the board of directors of Jerusalem U and several technology-oriented venture companies. 

Marc graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business with a BS and an MBA in Finance.

William Wheeler is President of Athene Holding Ltd. Prior to joining Athene, Mr. Wheeler was President of the Americas group for MetLife Inc. where he oversaw the insurance and retirement business in the United States and Latin America. During his seventeen-year tenure at MetLife, Mr. Wheeler assumed various executive positions, including Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In addition, Mr. Wheeler served as Treasurer for MetLife, playing a key role in preparing MetLife to become a public company. Prior to joining MetLife, Mr. Wheeler was an investment banker at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette.

Mr. Wheeler has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Wabash College and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. He currently serves on the board of Evercore Partners Inc.

Simplified Committee Structure

Athora’s Board of Directors has oversight over a robust committee structure that replicates a public company standard.  Each committee has a charter, chairman and meets regularly throughout the year.