Change in leadership at Allianz Group Economic Research

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Ludovic Subran will become the Chief Economist of Allianz SE and take over as Head of Group Economic Research from October 1, 2019. He succeeds Michael Heise who is retiring after 17 years at Allianz.

“Michael Heise’s expertise has been a tremendous support over the years. He has developed Group Economic Research into one of the most eminent corporate research teams, for which we would like to thank him most sincerely,” says Günther Thallinger, Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, responsible for Investment Management and ESG. “Ludovic Subran has demonstrated his outstanding economic abilities in recent years. We are convinced that his expertise will make an important contribution to the success of Allianz.”

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Ludovic Subran
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Michael Heise

Michael Heise joined Allianz in 2002. He is an honorary professor at the Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt am Main and has lectured at the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel. Heise is one of the best-known German economists, author of books on the European Monetary Union and monetary policy, and has an extensive list of publications in national and international media. He has been named “Forecaster of the Year for the German Economy” several times by German news outlet Süddeutsche Zeitung.

Ludovic Subran joined Allianz in 2012 as the Chief Economist of Euler Hermes. Most recently, he served as the Deputy Chief Economist of Allianz SE. Before joining Allianz, Subran worked for the French Ministry of Finance, the United Nations, and the World Bank. He is also an adjunct professor of economics at HEC Business School and at Sciences Po in Paris. 

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