Influential women in re/insurance: re/insurers and brokers
OF OF 2017
Company: Hannover Re
Job title: Managing director, Advanced Solutions
2002: Managing director, Hannover Re Advanced Solutions
2000: Fully qualified actuary (DAV)
1998: Joined Advanced Solutions
1996: Joined Hannover Re
that of a doctor: identifying the optimal solution for my
customers—or patients—after extensive analysis is something
that I really enjoy doing: it fascinates me and challenges me.
Why did you choose to work in this industry?
My tasks offer a superb combination of mathematical and
intellectual challenges while at the same time enabling me to
work in an international and culturally diverse climate. Even
during my university studies it was clear to me that I did not
want to focus solely on finding mathematical solutions to
problems, I also wanted to work closely with other people.
It is precisely this workplace environment that I have found
at Hannover Re.
What has been the highlight of your career so far?
I have had the good fortune to work with a wonderful team
in Hannover and Ireland that I have been able to build up over
the past 20 years. Not only are all my colleagues extremely
talented, they are also highly motivated and thoroughly
reliable. We all enjoy working together, and ultimately this is
what has made us a leading provider in the field of structured
reinsurance with a business volume of more than €1 billion.
What has been the biggest challenge you have encountered?
Our goal in Advanced Solutions is to convince every client
of the merits of our innovative and individually tailored
reinsurance solutions. With this in mind, we aspire to always
offer the best and most comprehensive solution and to stay
one step ahead—this is a challenge that my team and I tackle
with relish and, in my opinion, with considerable success.
If you had chosen a different profession/career path, what
would it have been?
Had I not studied mathematics I would very much like to
have pursued a medical career as a general practitioner. What
I enjoy most is working with people. I see parallels here
between my present work in the reinsurance industry and
“We aspire to always offer the best and
most comprehensive solution and to stay
one step ahead.”
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