Dr. Karsten Filzmaier, born in 1970 in Stuttgart, Germany, studied medicine at the medical school of the Albert-Ludwigs University in Freiburg from 1990 to 1997. In the course of his studies, he spent two years working in hospitals in India, Israel and the United Kingdom. Between 1998 and 2005, he worked at the University Hospital of Aachen and qualified as a specialist in internal medicine, cardiology and emergency medicine. From 2007 to 2018, Karsten worked as Chief Medical Officer in the reinsurance (Munich Re) and direct insurance sector (Allianz Germany). In both companies he managed the centre of competence for insurance medicine. These departments were global contact points for all medical and scientific issues in Life (and partially Health) insurance, including medical underwriting and claims consulting for complex individual risks, the development of risk assessment guidelines and the provision of medical consultancy services for product development, risk modelling, data analytics and process automation.
Karsten strongly believes that medicine will play an important role in improving services, processes and the quality of products in the Life insurance sector in the future.