Christine Theodorovics, an Austrian-Swiss national is currently Head of the Bank Distribution Germany and Member of the Board of the Zurich Group Germany. Before that she has been the Head of Life and the CEO Zurich Life Insurance Company in Switzerland. In that function she was responsible for the life business in Switzerland as well as for the branches in Middle East and East Asia. Before that role Christine has been CEO Life for Austria for three years where her responsibilities included the entire value chain from sales, actuarial, products and operations to marketing of Zurich Life in Austria. Before Christine has been working as the Head of Business Development at the Corporate Center of Zurich Global Life for more than two years. In that role was responsible for the sales development of Independent Financial Advisors worldwide, particularly in Latin America, US and Italy. From 2007 until 2010 Christine was the Head of Business Development at Swiss Life International where she spent over two years in Asia and in the Middle East, setting up a life insurance carriers in Singapore and Dubai. She also served on the Non-Executive Board of Swiss Life Middle East Ltd. Before she has been the Operational Excellence Leader and Six Sigma Black Belt responsible for multiple projects in Zurich and Paris. Previous roles included building up and running successfully a Quality Management Department at Credit Suisse Group in Zurich, acting as a senior marketing consultant in Germany and working at the European Commission and the European Free Trade Association in Brussels. Christine is also served as the Chairwoman of the Non-Executive Board of the Zurich Versicherungs AG/ Zurich Deutsche Herold in Bonn, Germany as for two years and still acts on the Board of the pension funds BONUS Pensionskasse and Concisa Consulting in Vienna. Christine holds a Master in Business Administration from the University of Economics and Business Administration in Vienna, a Master in Arts in European Studies and Economics from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium and a Diploma in Banking of the Swiss Finance Institute in Zurich. In her free time Christine is a passionate mountaineer, runner and scuba diver as well as traveller and photographer.