Do you need to be an insurance expert to apply?
– Not at all. You need to understand business and risk – and be able to combine them. To understand the patterns and the long arc of technological transformation. We’re looking for a handful of individuals, across the Nordics, who have the capacity to combine those skills, says Henrik Rahm, Head of Underwriting, Employee Benefits at If.
Henrik Rahm’s own background proves his point. He holds a MSc in Engineering Physics and a BA in corporate finance and joined If a year ago from Nordea, where he was Head of Risk Analytics. Now he is head of underwriting for If’s Industry division, which provides insurance solutions to large companies.
– You don’t need to be an insurance expert to join, but you will become one. Even if you decide down the road that you’d rather work with sales or business development – and If is really good at providing employees with alternate career paths and challenges – you will have developed a deep understanding of the insurance logic. Underwriting goes to the very core of the insurance industry.
– I wasn’t schooled in insurance myself. After a number of years in finance analytics, I found that I had drifted away from the clients and that I missed that connection to the business world. As an underwriter, I get to work close to clients and still focus on data analytics and strategy. I enjoy the combination.