How did you start your career?
“For nearly 20 years, I have been working at various companies within the Munich Re Group – in Germany, the UK and the USA. Mostly in positions where it did not matter whether we insure or reinsure risks; in areas where it comes down to the global management of insurance risks and portfolio development. At Munich Re, I started as a trainee in underwriting, had a stint as Chief of Staff for the Board Member responsible for Global Clients and North America, and – for a time – even was responsible for the insurance portfolio development and the operational excellence of the US P&C operations. I studied Economics at the London School of Economics, and Journalism at the LMU in Munich and the Deutsche Journalistenschule. Prior to my career in the insurance industry, I worked for ten years as a journalist, e.g. for Süddeutsche Zeitung, a German broadsheet.”
What is your normal day like?
“Countless conversations and meetings, and a great deal of time spent searching for information and analysing trends like climate change such that my teams can secure ERGO’s path to profitable growth.”
What three measures does ERGO need to introduce in order to get women into management positions?
“Fortunately, in this regard ERGO has planned to introduce more than three measures. The various impulses in talent management and recruiting, and the investments made in expanding the openness of our corporate culture, need to be implemented to last to be more successful in the future.”