Sirma Boshnakova to succeed Rémi Grenier as CEO of Allianz Partners

Sirma Boshnakova will become the Chief Executive Officer of Allianz Partners, effective April 1, 2019. 

Allianz selects Abidjan as new strategic hub for its African operations

Allianz Africa is to officially open its new strategic hub in Abidjan, where it will steer its transformation and improve the service it delivers to its clients and partners. The new hub will be headed by Delphine Traoré Maïdou, Regional Chief Operating Officer and Regional Executive Board member of Allianz Africa.

Change in the Board of Management of Allianz operating entities

Allianz announces three senior leadership appointments: Birgit König, currently CEO of Allianz Deutschland’s private health insurer Allianz Private Krankenversicherung (APKV) and Member of the Board of Management of Allianz Deutschland, will head the international unit Allianz Digital Health (ADH) with effect from April 1, 2019.

Allianz announces management changes in Africa

Allianz Africa has announced the appointment of Adja Samb as CEO of Allianz Senegal, and of Xavier Laurent, previously CEO of Allianz Senegal, as regional Head of Market Management. Both appointments are effective January 1, 2019.

Contract of Allianz SE CEO Oliver Bäte extended

The Supervisory Board of Allianz SE has decided to extend Oliver Bäte’s contract as Chairman of the Board of Management until September 2024. The original contract was to expire end of September 2019.

PIMCO Hires John Studzinski as Managing Director and Vice Chairman of PIMCO in its Executive Office
PIMCO hires John Studzinski as Managing Director and Vice Chairman of PIMCO in its Executive Office

Mr. Studzinski will take a leading role in PIMCO’s expanding global strategy. He will serve as a key advisor to the firm’s top clients globally alongside the client management teams and senior leadership. He brings to PIMCO more than 30 years of experience as a deeply trusted financial advisor to leaders in business, finance, government and NGOs around the world.

Allianz names Bart Schlatmann as CEO of its European direct business
Allianz names Bart Schlatmann as CEO of its European direct business

Allianz today announced that it has named Bart Schlatmann as CEO of its European direct business. Bart, who has vast experience in leading large corporate transformation, will assume his responsibilities starting September 1, 2018. Bart Schlatmann joins Allianz from Russia’s Sberbank, where he served as Chief Transformation Officer, responsible for the digital overhaul of client services. Before that, he worked at the ING Group for 22 years, spending his last 10 years there as Chief Operating Officer of ING Netherlands.

Pan-European Insurance Forum appoints Thomas Buberl of AXA as Chair
Pan-European Insurance Forum appoints Thomas Buberl of AXA as Chair

On May 22, 2018, the Pan-European Insurance Forum (PEIF) appointed Thomas Buberl, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the AXA Group, Chair of PEIF, succeeding Oliver Bäte, Chairman of the Board of Management of Allianz SE. The PEIF is an active platform where the CEOs of major European headquartered (re)insurance groups discuss policy and regulatory matters affecting the European insurance industry, including with external stakeholders, such as regulators and policymakers.

Iván de la Sota
Ivan de la Sota appointed to Board of Management of Allianz SE as Chief Business Transformation Officer

The Supervisory Board of Allianz SE has appointed Iván de la Sota (53) to the Board of Management of Allianz SE to assume the role of Chief Business Transformation Officer, effective April 1, 2018. The new Board of Management division will support Allianz entities in exploiting business opportunities that arise from a growing demand for digital insurance and investment solutions among all customer groups.