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Leadership changes at Allianz Africa

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Delphine Traoré, Member of the Board of Management of Allianz Africa and Regional Chief Operations Officer (COO), will succeed Coenraad Vrolijk and assume the role of Allianz Africa Regional Chief Executive Officer (CEO), in addition to her current responsibilities. Coenraad will leave Allianz Africa to pursue new opportunities outside of the Allianz group. These changes will become effective November 1, 2021.

Delphine joined the Allianz Group in 2005 with Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) Canada. She held the positions of a Liability Underwriter and Head of Market Management before she became CEO of AGCS Africa in 2012. Delphine joined Allianz Africa as COO in 2017 and remained a non-executive member of the Board of Management of AGCS Africa.

In 2015, Coenraad joined as a Senior Adviser to the Board of Management of Allianz SE and became Allianz Africa Regional CEO in 2017. During his tenure, he oversaw the expansion of Allianz’s footprint in Morocco, Nigeria and recently East Africa, in addition to successfully building a strong regional framework.

Delphine Traoré
Chris Townsend, Board Member of Allianz SE, says: “We thank Coenraad for his contribution and dedication during his time with Allianz and wish him all the best in his future endeavors. We look forward to working with Delphine in this capacity and wish her every success in her new responsibilities.”

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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Meryem Hammouch
Allianz Africa
Sara Benazouz
Allianz Africa
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