Allianz once again named the world’s #1 insurance brand in Interbrand’s Best Global Brands Ranking

For a consecutive time, Allianz has emerged as the top insurance brand in the world, according to Interbrand’s Best Global Brands Ranking. The positive news comes at an especially uncertain time for markets and industries across the globe, as they attempt to navigate the challenges of a worldwide pandemic.

Euler Hermes Group announces leadership change

Euler Hermes Group announces that Wilfried Verstraete, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Management, has decided to step down from his operational duties after twelve successful years in the role. Clarisse Kopff will succeed him as CEO and Chairperson of the Board of Management.

Changes to the Allianz SE Board of Management

Barbara Karuth-Zelle, currently CEO of Allianz Technology SE, has been appointed to the Board of Management of Allianz SE in charge of Operations and IT, effective January 1, 2021. Christopher Townsend has been appointed to the Board of Management of Allianz SE in charge of Global Insurance Lines, including AGCS and Euler Hermes, Reinsurance, Anglo Markets, Middle East and Africa, effective January 1, 2021.

Barbara Karuth-Zelle: A new kind of manager

Barbara Karuth-Zelle (51), currently CEO of Allianz Technology SE, has been appointed to the Board of Management of Allianz SE in charge of Operations and IT, effective January 1, 2021.

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Chris Townsend: An insurance career spanning the globe

Christopher Townsend (52) has been appointed to the Board of Management of Allianz SE in charge of Global Insurance Linesincluding AGCS and Euler Hermes, Reinsurance, Anglo Markets, Middle East and Africa, effective January 1, 2021.

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Catharina Richter to lead Allianz Cyber Center of Competence

Effective June 1, 2020, Dr Catharina Richter will be appointed Global Head of Cyber Center of Competence for Allianz Group. The Cyber Center of Competence (CoC) coordinates and steers cyber risk underwriting and governance across Allianz Group and is embedded into Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS).

Klaus-Peter Röhler: Playing to win

In Klaus-Peter Röhler, the Allianz SE Board of Management gets a manager who leads by being one of the team members. Someone who doesn't put achievements on his personal scorecard but sees them as a collective win. People are never left behind when he evaluates projects. It is never about profit at any price.

Change to the Allianz SE Board of Management: Klaus-Peter Röhler succeeds Axel Theis

Axel Theis (62), Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE responsible for insurance in German-speaking countries and Central and Eastern Europe, retires at his own request on March 31, 2020 after more than 33 years at Allianz.

AGCS and Allianz Germany announce leadership changes

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS) and Allianz Deutschland AG have announced leadership changes that will take effect from December 1, 2019, subject to regulatory approval. Joachim Müller, currently CEO of Allianz Versicherungs-AG and of Allianz Beratungs- und Vertriebs-AG, will be appointed as the new CEO of AGCS.