For over a decade, Christian Skodczinski has specialized as expert and forensic accountant in quantifying complex business interruption and stock losses within the German manufacturing and service industry, working both nationally and internationally. Christian is frequently appointed as a joint expert by German Insurers, Brokers and major DAX companies, providing an independent assessment for the Insurer while working closely with all parties involved in a loss claim. Besides Germany he also covers surrounding countries like Austria, Switzerland, Benelux and CEE.
He brings to every engagement knowledge of the claims process as handled in the local market as well as internationally, and a detailed understanding of the value chain of major German industries like chemicals and pharmaceuticals, energy generation, automotive, metal processing, and machine building.
His current focus is on topical market issues like multinational supply chain interruptions and CBI, Cyber losses, and influences of the changing German Energy Laws. Besides quantifying losses, he advises companies in pre-risk BI assessments and loss workshops. Christian also covers related forensic accounting areas such as fraud investigations and product recall.
Before focusing his career in forensic accounting, Christian held senior management positions within the Bayer Group for 17 years, in Germany and Singapore, with a focus on Product Management, Controlling and Supply Chain, until two major losses brought him in contact with property insurance. While in 2006 he has chosen to switch perspectives and become a Forensic Accountant, he still remembers well how companies react to major losses, and the impact a loss has on their value chain, organization, market approach and financial statements.