Behind every job title and behind every role there is a name, There is a face. This is a selection of real people from across the globe, some young and some not so young; people who offered to share their perspective as to what drew them to the industry or why keeps them looking forward to a day's work in insurance.
If you are considering entering the industry, please take some time to read through these. If you are already in the industry and wish to share your perspective on, "Why insurance?" we look forward to hearing form you. Please write to us on firstname.lastname@example.org:
Paul Van Coillie, Consulting, Belgium
“Thanks to insurance I have travelled all over the world as a reinsurance underwriter and broker making a career in the insurance of special risks, contingency business and the reinsurance of whole portfolios. I am also involved with PCC's, captives, and in consulting for different companies.”
Dominic Cortis, Academic and Actuary, Malta
“What attracted me to actuarial science is the broad spectrum of quantitative applications to real-life problems from calculating motor claim reserving to risk-based capital requirements and anything in between.”
Stuart Anderson, Insurance Broker, Malta
“Like a lot of people I just stumbled upon insurance, but quickly thereafter I realised the amazing career and learning & development opportunities it presented. I'm lucky to work for a global company which has given me the opportunity to travel and progress in my career at the same time. If you're interested and ambitious enough the world really is your oyster in the insurance sector."
Aida Selimi Shabani, Insurance Broker, Kosovo
“I think there is no better feeling than when experiencing a the client’s relief and gratitude when reassuring them that a loss they’ve suffered is covered by insurance and that I would be helping them in the process.”
Jonathan Kemp, Actuary, Guernsey
“What attracts me to insurance is being able to help enable the lives of individuals and the world of commerce. There’s always something new to learn, problems to help solve and people to help. The range of work can be wide and varied, from assessing climate risk, helping the “uninsurable” manage risks, or launching new life assurance products to help people protect their futures. Insurance work is often about trying to understand what the future may hold. That never gets boring.”
Eleonora Nrecaj-Berisha, Lawyer, Kosovo
“What makes my work in insurance more attractive are the challenges and changes; diversity; technological advancement and the need for continuous change self-development.”