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Host Darren Bloomfield interviews Stefan Mathijssen of Munich Re America about how he was able to transfer his past skill set of being an engineer while crossing over to the insurance industry. There is value in understanding the underlying business while underwriting an insured. The insurance industry is actively seeking out individuals who have the technical expertise necessary to bridge the gap of understanding between the insured and the underwriter. As risk exposure becomes increasingly complex, stories like Stefan’s will, fortunately, become more common.
Stefan Mathijssen is the Vice President, Engineering Property & Engineering Underwriter at Munich Re. Having trained as an engineer Stefan specialized in semiconductors for solar energy before transitioning into the insurance industry. In 2013 he took a job in the engineering pool at Munich Re in Germany where he began working his way up the ranks of the company. Stefan transferred to the Singapore branch in 2015 and 4 years later accepted his current role at the organization’s New York Office.