Graduate in Mathematics; Doctorate in Economics, European University Institute. 1989, with Allianz Group: responsible for global M&A activities, financial planning and controlling; 2000, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Allianz Life Insurance, South Korea; Managing Director, Dresdner Bank. Since 2005, with Allianz SE as head of Group Development. Currently, Executive Vice-President, Government Relations and Public Policy; tasks include strategic positioning of group, international cooperation following financial crisis, and risk/security issues. Lectures in strategic management. Interests: international economics, demography, financial mathematics, risk management.