Allianz appoints leadership for Allianz Commercial key markets

As part of the implementation of its ‘ Integrated Commercial’ strategy to better serve the full Commercial segment, Allianz Group today announced the leadership for four of its largest Property and Casualty Commercial insurance markets: Australia, France, Germany and the United Kingdom. In each country, the appointed single Commercial lead will represent the integrated Allianz Commercial business and bring to the market Allianz’s full set of solutions for specialty clients, large corporates, and mid-sized companies, simplifying and enhancing the experience of clients and distribution partners. 

“The appointment of the regional leaders in our core Allianz Commercial markets is an important, concrete step toward realizing our new integrated model, which brings together our Mid Corporate and Large Corporate insurance business for the benefit of our clients and distribution partners,” said Chris Townsend, Member of the Allianz SE Board of Management.

Townsend added, “As one face to the market, these leaders will represent the full Allianz offering to companies across the entire commercial spectrum and will drive the effective local delivery of our global capabilities.” 

Australia: The Allianz Commercial business in Australia will be led by Phuong Ly as Chief General Manager Allianz Commercial, reporting to Richard Feledy, Managing Director of Allianz Australia in conjunction with Joachim Mueller, CEO of Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS). For more information, please click here.

France: The Allianz Commercial business in France will be led by Patrick Thiels as Country Managing Director for Allianz Commercial with Frédéric Baccelli as Deputy Country Managing Director for Allianz Commercial. Thiels will report to AGCS CEO Joachim Mueller and to Fabien Wathlé, CEO of Allianz France. For more information, please click here

Germany: The Allianz Commercial business in Germany will be led by Hans-Joerg Mauthe as Commercial Managing Director, reporting to AGCS Chief Regions and Markets Officer Henning Haagen and to Ulrich Stephan, Board Member of Allianz Versicherungs-AG. For more information, please click here.

United Kingdom: The Allianz Commercial business in the United Kingdom will be led by Nadia Côté as Commercial Managing Director, subject to regulatory approval. She is reporting to AGCS CEO Joachim Mueller and to Colm Holmes, CEO Allianz Holdings UK. For more information, click here.

The appointment of additional Allianz Commercial regional leaders in other markets globally will follow in due course. 

Allianz previously announced on March 10, 2023 that it will serve the global commercial insurance segment as one go-to-market business, using the new trading name of Allianz Commercial, combining its AGCS business serving large corporate and specialty clients together with the insurance businesses of Allianz’s operating entities serving mid-sized country-based accounts. Joachim Mueller will lead Allianz Commercial as part of his responsibilities as CEO of AGCS SE.

 

Phuong Ly
Chief General Manager Allianz Commercial
Australia
Patrick Thiels
Country Managing Director
France
Hans-Joerg Mauthe
Commercial Managing Director
Germany
Nadia Côté
Commercial Managing Director*
United Kingdom
*subject to regulatory approval
The Allianz Group is one of the world's leading insurers and asset managers with around 125 million* private and corporate customers in nearly 70 countries. Allianz customers benefit from a broad range of personal and corporate insurance services, ranging from property, life and health insurance to assistance services to credit insurance and global business insurance. Allianz is one of the world’s largest investors, managing around 746 billion euros** on behalf of its insurance customers. Furthermore, our asset managers PIMCO and Allianz Global Investors manage about 1.8 trillion euros** of third-party assets. Thanks to our systematic integration of ecological and social criteria in our business processes and investment decisions, we are among the leaders in the insurance industry in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In 2023, over 157,000 employees achieved total business volume of 161.7 billion euros and an operating profit of 14.7 billion euros for the group.
* Including non-consolidated entities with Allianz customers.
** As of March 31, 2024.

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Allianz Commercial
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Allianz SE
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