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Professional Career

Allianz Global Investors, January 2007 – December 2017

Global active asset management arm of Allianz SE, € 498 bn assets under management (aum)

  • Head of Strategy & Corporate Development
    Stimulating organic and inorganic growth in saturated markets
    Sept 2015 – Dec 2017, New York, USA
  • Head of Business Management „Global Solutions”
    Enabling change initiatives across-departments & locations

    Apr 2014 – Aug 2015, Munich, Germany
  • Head of Multinational Corporations
    Introducing European business extension for the cross-border pension business
    Oct 2011 – Mar 2014, Munich, Germany
  • Co-Head Business Development Central & Eastern Europe (CEE)
    Driving expansion in emerging markets
    Jan 2009 – Sept 2011, London, UK
  • Chief of Staff to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
    Heading the CEO-Office and facilitating strategic initiatives in international matrix organizations
    Jan 2007 – Dec 2008, Munich, Germany

Allianz, January 2004 – December 2006

  • Allianz Beratungs- und Vertriebs-AG
    German distribution arm for Allianz insurance

    Sales area manager
    Identifying key differentiating factors / USPs

    Sept 2005 – Dec 2006, Passau / Regensburg, Germany

  • Allianz Versicherungs-AG
    German product provider for Allianz insurance
    Participant of the „Fast Track Management Development Program“

    Launching a start-up in a corporate environment
    Jan 2004 – Aug 2005, Munich, Germany


  • Doctorate
    Dissertation: „Einsatz von Customer-Relationship-Management (CRM)-Systemen“ (Dr. rer. pol. – Summa cum laude (1.0))
    WHU, Otto Beisheim School of Management
    Januar 2000 – April 2004, Vallendar, Germany
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Management
    European School of Management and Technology (ESMT), Berlin
    Oct 2015 – Jun 2016, Berlin, Germany
  • Master in Management & Economics (Degree: Dipl.-Ök.)
    Leibniz University Hannover
    Oct 1993 – Nov 1999, Hannover, Germany  
  • Bachelor in International Economics
    University of Antwerp
    Oct 1995 – June 1996, Antwerp, Belgium

  • Certified Change Management Professional
    Qualitätsring Coaching und Beratung e.V.
    Jun 2020 – Oct 2020, Munich, Germany  
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