She’s a manager with admirably extensive experience in the insurance business. Having grown up in a communist dictatorship, Renate is no stranger to challenges. The daughter of a German pastor in Romania, she took on responsibilities from a young age. Of the parish, of a younger sister.
Back then, surviving cold winters was the least of the Wagner family’s worries. The fear of being picked up by the secret service always hung over the minority community’s head. A year before the fall of communism, the family received official permission to move to Germany.
Freedom came at a price.
A new beginning meant the disappearance of the family’s comfort zone in Transylvania. Worse still, starting at zero. “You learn to fight for your place in a new ecosystem, to cope with drastic overnight changes.” There were lessons in there. Those lessons are today an integral part of Renate’s personality.