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 more than 126 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 706 billion euros** on behalf of its insurance customers. Furthermore, our asset managers PIMCO and Allianz Global Investors manage nearly 1.7 trillion euros** of third-party assets. Thanks to the systematic integration of environmental, social and governance criteria in our operations, business processes and investment decisions, we continue to be recognized as among the sustainable insurers in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (September 23, 2022). In 2021, over 155,000 employees achieved total revenues of 148.5 billion euros and an operating profit of 13.4 billion euros for the group.

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

*Including non-consolidated entities with Allianz customers.
** As of September 30, 2022
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
Sara Benazouz
Allianz Africa
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