Interview with Michael Diekmann on new appointments

An interview with Michael Diekmann, CEO of Allianz SE, on the appointments announced today.

Kamesh Goyal appointed Head of Group Planning and Controlling at Allianz SE

On February 1, 2012, Kamesh Goyal will become Head of Group Planning and Controlling (GPC) at Allianz SE. He succeeds Thomas Naumann, who will become Chief Financial Officer of Allianz Asset Management on January 1, 2012.

Is the automotive market pulling the brakes? 

Slowly recovering from its worst crisis ever in 2008-2009, the world automotive market is still not out of the woods. In industrialised countries, the market remains far below its level prior to the crisis. And emerging market demand, which drove growth in the automotive sector in 2009-2010, slowed in 2011 and will continue to do so in 2012.


Intesa Sanpaolo, one of Italy’s leading banks, has announced today its intention to appoint Enrico Cucchiani as their new CEO. Cucchiani has informed Michael Diekmann about his willingness to accept this offer.

CEO of Allianz C.P. General Insurance gives an update on the continuing floods in Thailand

After major water masses have relentlessly flooded areas outside the capital, the rising water is now increasingly affecting the inner city of Bangkok. The government and Flood Relief Operations Command are working on numerous measures to control the inflow of water.

Ida Luka-Lognoné nominated for La Tribune Women's Award

Ida Luka-Lognoné has been a member of the Executive Committee of Allianz Global Assistance, the international leader in travel insurance and assistance solutions (formerly Mondial Assistance,) since 2002 and gives us her own personal insights about diversity.


Deutsche Bank has announced today that it is their intention to propose Dr Paul Achleitner for election to their Supervisory Board at their next Annual General Meeting at the end of May, 2012 and, subsequently, to elect him as Supervisory Board Chairman of Deutsche Bank.

Manuel Bauer: "Well-situated to participate in China's growing prosperity"

China is set to remain a growth market in the future. Up to now, the market share of foreign insurers in China has been limited. Manuel Bauer, Allianz SE Board Member, gives an overview of the Chinese insurance sector and what potential Allianz has in it.

Making sense of the bewildering pension world

The new Allianz Global Pension Atlas 2011 released in October provides a unique, quick-glance view of the pension landscape. It also features an updated Pension Sustainability Index comparing 40+ countries. The publisher, Allianz Global Investments is offering as an additional service customized individual country extracts on request.