We feature Charlie Biru – a senior medical claims officer by day and a super soccer fan outside of work. Read and enjoy a small account on Charlie’s life and journey with Capital Insurance.
When did you start and what is one thing you know about Capital?
I joined the Capital team on 12 March 2018 and I have grown in my field of expertise with medical claims since then. One thing I know about Capital Insurance Group is that it is a great employer that provides educational opportunities for its employees to further their career and encourages us employees to achieve our career goals.
What changes have you seen within CIG since you joined?
From going paperless to upgrading our systems and processes and focusing on doing things better. We have new members joining our team and our office space has expanded. The company also provides us employees transport services to and from work which is essential in Port Moresby.
What are some ways that you are doing to contribute to this change?
I recently took on the role of a Senior Claims Officer with our Medical Insurance Claims team. This opportunity allows me to accept more responsibilities and in return contribute to the company’s goals. To me that means, putting the extra effort into my work to ensure I deliver added value to internal and external stakeholders.
Why do you think insurance is important?
Life is unpredictable and therefore insurance is important because it helps clients (individuals and companies) secure their lives and assets in case something goes wrong. Insurance is there to protect them no matter the loss, as long as you are fully covered within your policy period.
How do you balance your career and family?
I value the importance of my job and the support it provides to my family. I make sure my family is happy and safe by providing the basics they need in life such as food, clothes and shelter. However, when I am at home, I make sure I spend time doing other things apart from work. This gives my mind and body some rest and helps me focus better when I’m back at work.
Any random facts/hobbies you could share with us (anything fun away from work)?
I love playing soccer. I represented team Oro at the PNG Games in 2014 and played for the National Soccer League for teams; Huawei PS Football Club and Oro Football Club. I continue to play soccer on weekends for the Port Moresby Soccer Association and I am looking forward to more games post lockdown. I am huge fan of Cristiano Ronaldo who I believe is one of the greatest soccer players that has played the greatest game of all.
Do you have a favorite quote, motto or mantra?
“With GOD there is no limitations and boundaries. All things are possible in Jesus name. Amen”
Is there any particular product or services you want customers to be aware off?
COVID 19 has somehow restricted travel across the world, however if you do or have the chance to travel, our travel cover insurance under our personal accident’s category can help protect you while travelling. In 2019, we covered Team PNG travel to the Pacific Games in Samoa so they would not have to worry about such incidents and perform to their best, which they did and made us all proud by taking the second place.