Kolja is a highly experienced and competent business manager & project consultant with 19 years of experience in the insurance industry. Currently managing National Insurance Company Berhad (in association with Allianz), the market leader in conventional general insurance in Brunei Darussalam, with all necessary powers to act on behalf of the company. In 2014 he was also elected Vice Chairman of the newly established Brunei Insurance and Takaful Association (BITA). Prior to joining National Insurance on 1 June 2009, he spent almost 5 years with Allianz Asia Pacific where he has lead successful on-site management projects in a number of Allianz Companies, with a focus on Asia Pacific markets. In that capacity he steered local Allianz Company teams in managing the implementation of process re-engineering projects coming out of the Allianz Global Sustainability Program. He also provided support to Allianz Asia Pacific companies through mergers and acquisitions activities and conducted local audits to ensure compliance with best practice standards of Allianz Group. He is married and crazy about his 2 little kids. Kolja also enjoys a good book and can talk for hours about German football. Other leisure activities include traveling around the world and all sorts of sport.