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Allianz has announced the appointment of Joos Louwerier as Country Manager & CEO, Allianz Life Indonesia, where he will oversee the growth strategy and have overall management responsibility of all Allianz operations in Indonesia. Joos succeeds Joachim Wessling, who is stepping down to pursue external opportunities.
Joos is currently CEO of Allianz Life Korea, and brings with him more than 16 years of experience in the global insurance industry. Prior to joining Allianz in 2013, Joos held various senior positions with ING in Asia, in the areas of operations, risk management, bancassurance and marketing.
George Sartorel, Regional CEO, Asia Pacific, Allianz, said, “I’m delighted to welcome Joos to Allianz Indonesia. He is an exceptional leader with a proven track record in building brands, driving value and delivering customer-first priorities. I’m confident Joos will lead our team to further success in this dynamic growth market.
“Joachim has made an important contribution to our achievements in Indonesia in the last 7 years, and I wish him the very best in his future endeavours.” Added Joos, “I’m excited to be joining the Allianz Indonesia family, and the possibilities that lie ahead. With a high-quality franchise and a talented team, I look forward to driving our success in one of the fastest-growing insurance markets in the world.”
Also, Handojo G. Kusuma, has been appointed Deputy CEO for Allianz Life Indonesia. In his new role, he will oversee Distribution and Market Management to expand sales and channel growth in Indonesia.
Both Joos and Handojo will also join the Board of Directors of Allianz Life Indonesia; while Joachim will remain with the business in the interim to support an orderly transition. Joos and Handojo’s appointments are subjected to regulatory approval.
Asia is one of our three major growth regions. It is characterized by a rich diversity of cultures, languages and customs. Allianz has been present in the region since 1910, providing fire and marine insurance in the coastal cities of China. Today, Allianz is active in 14 markets in the region, offering its core businesses of property and casualty insurance, life and health insurance and asset management. With its more than 32,000 staff, Allianz serves the needs of over 18 million customers in the region across multiple distribution channels.
Allianz started its operations in Indonesia with a representative office in 1981. In 1989, Allianz established PT Asuransi Allianz Utama Indonesia, a general insurance company. Furthermore, Allianz entered the Indonesian life insurance market by opening PT Asuransi Allianz Life Indonesia in 1996. In 2006, Allianz Utama and Allianz Life Indonesia started sharia insurance business. Supported by more than 1,300 employees and a network of more than 26,000 sales professionals as well as bank partners and other distribution channels. Today, Allianz in Indonesia is one of the leading insurance groups in the market trusted to protect more than 6.3 million insured.
The Allianz Group serves 86 million retail and corporate customers in more than 70 countries, making it one of the world’s largest insurers and asset managers. In 2016, over 140,000 employees worldwide achieved total revenues of 122.4 billion euros and an operating profit of 10.8 billion euros. Allianz Group managed an investment portfolio of 653 billion euros. Additionally our asset managers AllianzGI and PIMCO managed over 1.3 trillion euros of third-party assets. Allianz customers benefit from a broad range of personal and corporate insurance services, ranging from property and health insurance to assistance services to credit insurance and global business insurance. As an investor, Allianz is active in a variety of sectors including debt, equity, infrastructure, real estate and renewable energy. The Group’s long-term value strategies maximize risk-adjusted returns.
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