Chris holds a MSc in Spatial Planning and is currently Head of ESG Business Services, the centre of competence for ESG (Environmental, Social Governance) for industrial insurance at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS). Before joining Allianz in 2014, Chris worked as a Senior Consultant Sustainability Services at KPMG Netherlands since 2009.
In his position he works on strategic ESG development and implementation within the ESG Business Service team. The aim is to assess the ESG performance of Property & Casualty insured clients of Allianz, to fully integrate ESG factors into the risk assessment, underwriting and product development process and to position Allianz on controversially perceived business activities. Those ESG services are an essential foundation for Allianz Group’s aspiration to become a leader in sustainable insurance and investing. Turning ESG aspects from a risk also to an opportunity for a major insurance company, is one of the main strategic aims of Chris’ current working agenda.