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Lauren Day (44) will serve as the company’s new Global Head of Communications and Reputation as of August 1, 2021. Day joins Allianz SE from Annycent Capital, a newly incorporated Luxembourg-based private equity firm focused on renewable energy infrastructure in emerging markets, where she was Head of Strategy and Capital Relationships. Prior to this, she was Chief Communications Officer of U.S.-headquartered Prudential Financial, Inc. She also served in senior communications and corporate responsibility positions for AXA and AIG. Earlier in her career, she was a Robert Bosch Foundation Fellow at KfW Bankengruppe.

As of August 31, Sabia Schwarzer (51) will leave Allianz on the best of terms and pass on the helm of Group Communications and Reputation. After 25 years at Allianz, spanning three continents and driving global communications in different leadership roles, Sabia Schwarzer has decided to pursue new opportunities and apply her leadership and transformation skills in a different environment.

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Oliver Bäte, Chairman of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, said: “On behalf of the Management Board and her many colleagues, I would like to thank Sabia for her numerous and lasting contributions to Allianz, particularly for building one of the most modern and diverse communication departments in Germany and enhancing the Allianz reputation among key stakeholders. I respect Sabia’s decision to take on a new challenge outside of Allianz. This change in leadership coincides naturally with the upcoming strategic cycle of our next three-year plan. We are fortunate to be able to incorporate Lauren’s experience and skillsets into the foundation that has been built by Sabia.” 

The Allianz Group is one of the world's leading insurers and asset managers with more than 100 million[1] 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 793 billion euros on behalf of its insurance customers. Furthermore, our asset managers PIMCO and Allianz Global Investors manage more than 1.8 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 amongst the leaders in the insurance industry in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. 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.

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*Including non-consolidated entities with Allianz customers.

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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.

Short Biography: Andreas Wimmer

Andreas Wimmer, currently the chief executive officer of Allianz Lebensversicherungs-AG (“Allianz Leben”), has been appointed as Member of the Board of Management to succeed Jacqueline Hunt as head of the asset management division and Allianz Life in the U.S.

Changes to the Allianz SE Board of Management

Allianz SE announces that Jacqueline Hunt wishes to step back from her day-to-day responsibilities as Member of the Board of Management and has been appointed a strategic consultant to Oliver Bäte, Group Chief Executive. Andreas Wimmer, currently the chief executive officer of Allianz Lebensversicherungs-AG (“Allianz Leben”), has been appointed as Member of the Board of Management to succeed Ms. Hunt.