I had the opportunity to work in three environments with very different cultures: academic institutions, regulation of financial institutions and reinsurance.
My first contact with university life was at a special school for mathematics and physics, which was associated with Humboldt University Berlin. Later, I studied mathematics at Humboldt University Berlin and at Columbia University in New York. During my time at the Weierstrass Institute, I delved more and more into "real world" problems of risk management in the context of consulting projects with a bank. read more on math
Regulation & Supervision
In 2003 I decided to leave the academic career path and I started to work for the BaFin, the unified Federal Financial Supervisory Authority. In the cross-sectional "quantitative risk management" department I learned a lot about risk management in the banking, investment fund and insurance sectors. read more on risk management
After having been closely involved in establishing the internal model regulation for the upcoming insurance regulation standard "Solvency II", 2007 seemed to be the perfect time to apply the know-how in an insurance company. At the time, Munich Re was starting to prepare specific life reinsurance offerings for the Solvency II era. read more on reinsurance