Wolfgang Diels was born on 7 December 1954 in Goeppingen/Northern Wuerttemberg, Germany. He obtained his degree in law from Tuebingen and Munich in 1983.
He worked for a renowned firm of lawyers in Munich from 1982 – 1983 after completing his practical legal training for the Free state of Bavaria and an internship at the Bundesrat Economics Office in Bonn.
In 1984 he joined the European Travel Insurance AG (ERV), a Munich Re subsidiary. From 1997 - 2002 he was Member of ERV's Board of Management. During this period he transformed the ERV-Group into an international enterprise with subsidiaries and representations in every continent. From 2003 through May 2009 he was Chairman of ERV's Board of Management holding the divisional responsibilities for group accounting, claims/legal, human resources, corporate control/audit, and insurance supervision/taxes/ investments.
Since May 2009, Wolfgang Diels has been working as Head of Global Markets 2 for Munich Health and Member of Munich Health Board at Munich Re.
He has rich experience in travel insurance, health insurance, healthcare management and assistance.
In his spare time Wolfgang likes to travel and listen to music. He also enjoys a match of soccer or handball, a discipline in which he had active and high level experience in former days.
Wolfgang is married to Ingrid, and they have one daughter and two sons.