Executive Board

Marco Gerhardt

Date of birth: 18/01/1975

Responsible for:
  • Business Organization
  • HR
  • Fleet & Travel
  • Postmerger & Integration
  • Corporate & Commercial Nord/Ost (GB)
  • Digital Solutions (VB)
  • German Underwriting (GB)
  • Consulting

Marco Gerhardt studied business administration with emphasis on insurance in Berlin and Mannheim and subsequently started his career in the insurance industry.

In 2005 he advised clients as a free-lance corporate consultant specialising in financial services / insurance. In 2008 he worked for EY Innovalue, where he also became a partner in 2016, focussing on sales strategy, sales management and sales controlling, cost-reducing initiatives, as well as M&A transactions and post-merger integration.

In January 2020 he joined the management board team of Mesterheide Rockel Hirz Trowe AG Holding.

Vorstand Marco Gerhardt

Michael Hirz

Date of birth: 07/11/1969

Responsible for:
  • Marketing, Brand & Communication
  • Real Estate (GB)
  • Real Estate Claim Control (DAV)

Michael Hirz has been working in the insurance and finance industry since 1998. After graduating with a degree in business administration (Diplom-Betriebswirt) in 1994, he worked for the Funk Group until 2000 and gained extensive experience in the insurance business. Then he worked as an independent insurance broker. In 2002 he started working for Mesterheide GmbH as managing partner and joined the team of Lars Mesterheide and Ralph Rockel.

Lars Mesterheide

Date of birth: 10/03/1976

Responsible for:
  • Carrier Management
  • Commissions
  • IT
  • Corporate & Commercial Süd (GB)
  • Team of Experts (FB)
  • Motor
  • Motor Claim Control (DAV)
  • Med (GB)

Lars Mesterheide has been working in the insurance industry since 1999. Together with Ralph Rockel, he began his studies in business administration with a focus on insurance at the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University Mannheim in 1996. After graduating with a degree in business administration in 1999 (Diplom-Betriebswirt), he joined the family business (Mesterheide GmbH) as managing partner.

Lars Mesterheide

Ralph Rockel

Date of birth: 06/01/1975

Responsible for:
  • Corporate Development
  • Corporate Finance
  • Legal
  • Corporate & Commercial Mitte (GB)
  • Joint Venture Global (VB)
  • Joint Venture NordWest (VB)
  • M&A Business Solutions (VB)
  • Financial Lines (GB)
  • Benefits (GB)
  • Credit & Finance (GB)
  • Private Clients (GB)

Ralph Rockel has worked in the insurance and services industry since joining Mesterheide senior in 1995. In 1996 he commenced his studies in business administration with a focus on insurance at the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University Mannheim. In 1999, Ralph Rockel graduated with a degree in business administration (Diplom-Betriebswirt). He then became a partner in Ulrich Mesterheide’s company and managing director of Mesterheide GmbH.

He is also active as a member of the plenary assembly of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) for Giessen-Friedberg and the Economic Senate of the German Association of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses. Since 2018 he has also been spokesman for the Hamburg Stock Market Group.

Ralph Rockel

Maximilian Trowe

Date of birth: 20/10/1980

Responsible for:
  • Carrier Management
  • Corporate & Commercial West (GB)
  • International (FB)
  • London Re (GB)
  • MDT Travel (GB)
  • Architects & Engineers (GB)

Maximilian Trowe started working in the insurance industry in 2010. After completing his secondary education, he studied at Babson College in Massachusetts, where he earned a Bachelor of Science (Business Administration) degree in Entrepreneurship & Economics. After successfully completing his studies in 2004, Maximilian Trowe worked for Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein and Cloppenburg Automobil SE, and other firms.

In 2010 he moved to London where he earned an MBA and Master’s degree in Insurance and Risk Management from the Cass Business School. After completing his studies, he took over the position of Managing Partner at the Trowe Group. In 2016 the company merged with MRH Group (formerly Mesterheide GmbH).

Maximilian Trowe

Supervisory boards

Jan Mayerhöfer (Chairman)

Company: Mayerhöfer & co Corporate Finance Beratung GmbH

Function: Managing Director

Jan Mayerhöfer

Frederik Wulff

Company: Markel International Insurance Company

Function: General Representative

Frederik Wulff

Martin E. Schaer

Company: Matrix Immobilien GmbH

Function: Executive Partner

Portrait Martin E. Schaer