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Andreas Klenk

Key Account Manager Risk, DACH

Germany

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  • Diplom Kaufmann (FH) in business administration, University of Applied Sciences Bochum (2008)
  • Industrial Management Assistant (IHK), apprenticeship (2004)

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  • Jun 2014 – current - Key Account Manager Risk at Euler Hermes Germany
  • Oct 2015 – Mar 2016 - Head of Claims & Collections at Euler Hermes Switzerland (6 months assignment)
  • Mar 2009 – May 2014 - Senior Claims Assessor at Euler Hermes Germany

What attracted you to Euler Hermes?

I became familiar with Euler Hermes in 2009 by chance. After a short time, the international environment, the professionalism of the colleagues and the good career opportunities convinced me that Euler Hermes is a very attractive employer.

What skills and experiences do you draw on in your role?

In my current role as Key Account Manager in Risk, it is important to find a good balance between client demands and Euler Hermes’ risk appetite. It is crucial to explain the reasons for a restrictive underwriting stance, when needed, especially for sensitive sectors and countries. Our clients need fast and professional advice, so it’s indispensable to take decisions quickly.

What do you enjoy most about working with Euler Hermes?

I appreciate the high level of authority that Euler Hermes provides their employees. We have a lot of projects, programs and initiatives so you always have the chance to contribute personally. And I enjoy working with colleagues from around the world.

Describe Euler Hermes in 3 words

Knowledge, people, business solutions.

If you have worked in different countries, tell us about that experience.

I was assigned to Euler Hermes Switzerland between October 2015 and March 2016. It was a great experience for me. The team size and open concept work environment led to a high level of interaction between departments and Euler Hermes and Allianz share a building, which also offered great opportunities for cooperation. I gained my first experience leading a team of four colleagues. In my leisure time, I took the chance to visit the mountains for hiking and snowboarding.