Change in the Board of Management of Allianz operating entities

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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. 

In her new role at ADH, Birgit König will be responsible for optimizing and harmonizing health insurance products and processes throughout the entire Allianz world and drive further growth in this strategic segment leveraging the new “Allianz Customer Model’ and ‘Simplicity wins’ strategy. The Supervisory Boards of Allianz Deutschland and APKV today appointed Nina Klingspor as CEO of APKV and Member of the Board of Management of Allianz Deutschland, with effect from April 1, 2019. Nina Klingspor is currently Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS). Claire-Marie Coste-Lepoutre, currently CFO of Allianz Benelux will join the Board of Management of AGCS as the new CFO, with effect from March 1.

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Nina Klingspor
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“We are delighted to appoint these exceptionally successful executives to three key management positions within the Allianz Group,” says Helga Jung, Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, responsible for Legal, Compliance, M&A and HR. “Birgit, Nina and Claire-Marie have all demonstrated leadership and innovation in recent years. We are convinced that their expertise will continue to contribute to the success of Allianz in the future.”

Birgit König has been CEO of Allianz Private Krankenversicherung since 2012 and is a member of the Board of Management of Allianz Deutschland. She championed customer orientation and simplicity at APKV, and since 2017 APKV became Allianz’s center of competence for health insurance globally. König was previously a partner at McKinsey Deutschland and a member of its European Health Care Practice. She holds a PhD  in Biochemistry.

Nina Klingspor was appointed CFO of AGCS in January 2015. Since joining Allianz in 2000, she worked as Head of CEO Office for former CEO and current Chairman of the Supervisory Board Michael Diekmann, and held several key positions related to customers and markets at Allianz Global Investors. Klingspor studied Economics and Chinese in Germany and Taiwan and holds a Masters in Economics.

Claire-Marie Coste-Lepoutre has been CFO of Allianz Benelux since September 2015. Prior to that, she was Head of the CFO Office of the Allianz Group and subsequently led the business unit of Allianz SE for France, Benelux and Africa. Coste-Lepoutre held several positions in the reinsurance industry and worked as an associate partner for McKinsey & Company in Paris and Vienna before joining Allianz in 2011. She is a Fellow of the French Actuarial Society and holds a Masters in Actuarial Sciences.

These appointments are subject to regulatory approval where relevant.

The Allianz Group is one of the world's leading insurers and asset managers with more than 92 million retail and corporate customers. 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 673 billion euros on behalf of its insurance customers. Furthermore our asset managers PIMCO and Allianz Global Investors manage more than 1.4 trillion euros of third-party assets. Thanks to our systematic integration of ecological and social criteria in our business processes and investment decisions, we hold the leading position for insurers in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In 2018, over 142,000 employees in more than 70 countries achieved total revenues of 131 billion euros and an operating profit of 11.5 billion euros for the group.

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