Dr. Laila Neuthor, born in 1981, holds a German Diploma (i.e., MSc) in economics from the University of Munich and the Universitet i Bergen, Norway, focusing on insurance economics, game theory and econometrics. Additionally, Laila holds a Master of Business Research (MBR), and a doctoral degree in economics, both from the University of Munich. Her doctoral thesis on reinsurance intermediation and demand was supported by a grant from the German Insurance Science Society. While obtaining these degrees, Laila was a teaching and research assistant at the Institute for Insurance & Risk Management at the University of Munich, and a Visiting Scholar at the National Chang Chi University, in Taipeh, Taiwan. During her undergraduate studies, Laila worked in the (re)insurance industry, starting as an intern in ERC Frankona Re in 2002 and joining Swiss Re as a Graduate Trainee in Non-Life underwriting in 2005. In 2011 Laila joined Munich Re as an Executive Strategic Assistant to Munich Re´s Board Member for the reinsurance division of Germany, Africa, Middle East, and Asia-Pacific, with deployments to Beijing, China, and ERGO´s joint venture in Mumbai, India. From 2014 to 2018, Laila led the Munich Re´s Life and, from 2017 on, the Health Client Management Team for markets in Northern, Eastern, and Southern Europe as well as North Africa and the Middle East.
Since 2006 Laila has constantly been training insurance know-how at various levels in different institutions.
In 2014, Laila undertook further education to become a trainer for team development and group dynamics, a consultant for organization development and a leadership coach. As a consequence, she is able to combine her strong content-driven expertise with skills as a change agent.
Laila is convinced that capitalizing on the combined knowledge and expertise of employees and industry experts can create sustainable change in the life insurance industry itself – it is just a question of mindset!