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Nov 2007Present

Microinsurance Specialist

The Aga Khan Agency for Microfinance
Jan 2006Oct 2007

Chief Marketing Actuary

Hannover Re

Chief Marketing Actuary in charge of Life and Health reinsurance in Luxemburg (high net worth clients), the Netherlands, and world-wide Islamic insurance.

Jan 2002Dec 2005

Associate Director Corporate Planning

Hannover Re

started and headed the Corporate Planning department in charge of worldwide Life & Health Financial Controlling, as well as management information systems, risk management and underwriting guidelines. Support of CEO in interactions with rating agencies and financial analysts.

As of 2003 also in charge of controlling Hannover Re's program busi­ness.

May 1999Dec 2001

Regional Chief Actuary

Cologne Re Mexico

in charge of pricing, underwriting and reserving of Life, Health, Personal Accident, Pensions and Workers' Comp business in Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and the northern countries of South America. Headed the actuarial department with two actuaries, and was the technical supervisor of four other marketing actuaries.

Apr 1994Apr 1999

Leitender Handlungsbevollmächtigter

The Cologne Re

started in Cologne Re's consultancy department to assist foreign life insurers en­tering the German market, by providing start-up, legal, and actuarial support. Also developed and marketed an Excel-based Profit Testing program for traditional and unit-linked life insurance and for health insurance, successfully selling it in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Spain.

in 1996 changed to the Ibero-American marketing department, responsible for the pricing of health reinsurance, and for Cologne Re's entrance to the Brazilian life and health reinsurance market. Also assisted the local offices in all actuarial and marketing issues.

Apr 1990Mar 1994


Gothaer LebensVVaG

supported the distribution network and the treaty division with mathematical calculations for tarifs and policy changes, and conducted market and competitor analyses, before joining a project that adjusted the company's product strategy to the impending European deregulated common insurance market.


Mar 1983Feb 1990


Universität Heidelberg