Nazim was appointed CEO of Allianz X, the digital investment unit of the Allianz Group, in August 2017. Nazim is also a Board Member at Allianz X portfolio companies American Well BIMA, and a Member of the Advisory Board at N26.
Before joining Allianz, Nazim was employed by the Bertelsmann Group. He was the Head of Business
Development (Digital Marketing) at Arvato , the Group‘s services division, and pior to that, he served as the Group‘s Vice President of Corporate Development & New Businesses.
Beforehand, Nazim founded and managed Germany‘s first magazine focusing on philosophy and economics, agora 42. Prior to founding the magazine , Nazim was the Vice President of Commercial Finance at Maple Bank, which he joined after the company Vega Structured Finance, that he had co founded, was acquired by Maple Bank.
Nazim started his professional career at the investment banking division of the Landesbank Baden Württemberg.
Nazim graduated summa cum laude from Universität Witten/ Herdecke, with a Ph.D . in Economics. He also holds a M.Sc . in Economics and Management from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra and a Diplom in Quantitative Economics from the Eberhard Karls University Tübingen.
Nazim was born in Turkey and grew up in Germany. He is married with two kids . In his free time, he enjoys boxing and philosophy.