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 around 125 million* private and corporate customers in nearly 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 737 billion euros** on behalf of its insurance customers. Furthermore, our asset managers PIMCO and Allianz Global Investors manage about 1.7 trillion euros** of third-party assets. Thanks to our systematic integration of ecological and social criteria in our business processes and investment decisions, we are among the leaders in the insurance industry in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In 2023, over 157,000 employees achieved total business volume of 161.7 billion euros and an operating profit of 14.7 billion euros for the group.
* Including non-consolidated entities with Allianz customers.
** As of December 31, 2023.
Allianz has over a century of history in Africa, where it has built and is continually expanding its footprint. The Group continues to gain leadership in key markets across the continent. Allianz is currently present in 14 countries and accompanies clients in 49 markets across the continent. At the regional level, the Group generated a Gross Written Premium of 732 million euros in 2021 (excluding AGCS). For further information, please visit us at www.allianz-africa.com.

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Allianz Africa
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