Allianz CFO on Megatrends Facing the West 'Enormous Forces Are Affecting the World'

The global elite are meeting in Davos this week to discuss the key challenges in the post-crisis world. SPIEGEL ONLINE spoke with Paul Achleitner, the long-time CFO of insurance giant Allianz, about major global trends, including digitalization, our hurried "Blackberry society," the rise of Asia and how the West needs to respond.
"Stay a step ahead," reads a message in the Belvedere Hotel in Davos this week. It is a message that Allianz CFO Paul Achleitner takes to heart.

"Stay a step ahead," reads a message in the Belvedere Hotel in Davos this week. It is a message that Allianz CFO Paul Achleitner takes to heart.

Foto: JOHANNES EISELE/ AFP
Interview conducted by Sven Böll