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Company: Secquaero Advisors
Job title: Chief operating officer
2016: Non-executive director, Uniqa Insurance Group,
2014: Chief operating officer, Secquaero Advisors, Zurich
2013: Joined Secquaero Advisors
2010: Head of global claims, Allianz
2007: Chief claims officer, Zurich Insurance
2005: Head of reinsurance, Winterthur
1999: Underwriting manager, head of claims, chief
technical officer, Converium
1998: Head of professional indemnity, Zurich Insurance
1992: Claims manager, underwriting manager, Hannover Re
1989: Claims manager US Product Liability, HDI
If you had chosen a different profession/career path, what
would it have been?
I would have gone into architecture but I would probably
have ended up in an international setting.
Jutta Kath has 28 years experience in the insurance and
reinsurance industry spanning claims, underwriting,
reinsurance buying in different types of companies.
Why did you choose to work in this industry?
I am a fully qualified German lawyer but spent a year in
USA (Tulane Law School). This was my first encounter
with product liability and led to my first job as a US claims
manager for a German insurance company. This enabled me
to utilise this knowledge after graduation and has led to an
interesting international career.
What has been the highlight of your career so far?
The highlight has been going beyond the technical: acquiring
a coaching degree in motivational psychology and applying
it in management.
What has been the biggest challenge you have encountered?
To be honest there is nothing that stands out as a challenge.
As in all areas of life: you come across things that may be
challenging, enjoyable or sometimes simply annoying. You
deal with them and stay in charge of your destiny while
supported by the people who are close to you.
“The highlight has been going beyond
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