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Allianz selects Abidjan as new strategic hub for its African operations

Allianz Africa is to officially open its new strategic hub in Africa. Following on from other regional hubs based in Casablanca and Nairobi, Allianz Africa will be bringing its operational teams to Ivory Coast’s economic capital to steer its transformation and improve the service it delivers to its clients and partners.

The group identified Africa as a major growth driver three years ago, and has invested significantly by expanding operations in the countries with the strongest growth rates. Allianz began its operational transformation in a bid to further this objective, with the aim of bringing the very best of its expertise to the continent. The hub in Abidjan, which will serve as a base for underwriting and business development activities, IT and Communications, will be at the forefront of this strategic project.

“The development of this new hub marks a key milestone in our strategy for growth in Africa. Ivory Coast offers both solid local expertise and a strategic position in the sub-region. By setting up our new hub in Abidjan, we are consolidating the strong links that we have forged during our 43 years in this key market,” says Delphine Traoré Maïdou, Regional Chief Operating Officer and Regional Executive Board member of Allianz Africa.

Allianz Africa Services is therefore set to unveil its new offices located on the 7th floor of The Green on Avenue Noguès in the Plateau business district.

The Allianz Group is one of the world's leading insurers and asset managers with 120 million* private and corporate customers in more than 70 countries. 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 802 billion euros on behalf of its insurance customers. Furthermore, our asset managers PIMCO and Allianz Global Investors manage 1.9 trillion euros of third-party assets. Thanks to our systematic integration of ecological, social and governance criteria in our business processes and investment decisions, we hold the leading position for insurers in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, launched on 12.11.2021. In 2020, over 150,000 employees achieved total revenues of 140 billion euros and an operating profit of 10.8 billion euros for the group.

These assessments are, as always, subject to the disclaimer provided below.

*Including non-consolidated entities with Allianz customers.
In Africa, Allianz is currently present in 12 countries and accompanies clients in 49 markets. Its 1.167 employees achieved regional revenues of 371 million euros in 2020. Allianz also provides micro-insurance for 1.7mn low-income families and individuals in Africa.

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Ludivine Delfaut
Allianz Africa
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Further information

Leadership changes at Allianz Asia Pacific and Allianz Direct

Anusha Thavarajah will become Regional CEO of Allianz Asia Pacific. Philipp Kroetz will become CEO of Allianz Direct.

Leadership changes at Allianz Africa

Effective November 1, 2021 Delphine Traoré becomes CEO of Allianz Africa. She retains her current responsibilities as COO.

Further changes to Allianz SE Board of Management

Sirma Boshnakova appointed as Member of the Board of Management effective January 1, 2022 pending regulatory approval. Board mandates of Renate Wagner and Klaus-Peter Röhler to be extended and formally approved in February 2022. As previously announced, Andreas Wimmer appointed Member of the Board of Management effective October 1, 2021.