Dr. Doris Höpke was born in Georgsmarienhütte in 1966. She completed her law studies at the universities of Osnabrück, Hanover and Leiden with a doctorate. She commenced her career as assistant to the Board member responsible for industrial liability insurance at HDI Haftpflichtverband der Deutschen Industrie V.a.G. in 1996. She subsequently became HDI's in-house attorney responsible for the management and negotiation of large industrial liability claims of corporate clients worldwide. Dr. Höpke joined Munich Reinsurance Company in 1999, where she worked as in-house legal counsel until 2001, and was head of section at Munich-American Risk Partners (MARP Munich) until 2003. In 2003, she took on the project management for "Business Group Master" as part of Munich Re's global IT project GLORIA (Global Reinsurance Application). From 2006 to 2010, Dr. Höpke was head of the divisional unit Aerospace & Special Services. In 2011, Dr. Höpke became head of Munich Re, Madrid.
Dr. Höpke has been a Member of the Board of Management of Munich Reinsurance Company since May 2014.
From May 2014 to January 2017 she was responsible for the business segment Munich Health, and from February 2017 – July 2018, for the division Special and Financial Risks. Since 1 August 2018, Doris Höpke has taken over responsibility for the Europe and Latin America division including the Financial Lines.
Additionally, she continues to hold the global responsibility for human resources in the reinsurance field of business, including the function of Labour Relations Director that she already assumed in April 2017.