Allianz Forms ‘Digital Transformation’ Unit; Various Senior Execs Appointed

November 16, 2015

To foster the digitalization of Allianz Group, a new unit called “Digital Transformation” will be established at Allianz SE, the company announced.

Solmaz Altın (41), currently CEO of Allianz Turkey, will be appointed chief digital officer to head this unit as of Jan. 1, 2016. He will report to Christof Mascher, member of the board of management of Allianz SE.

At the same time, Aylin Somersan-Coqui (39), currently CFO of Allianz Turkey, will take over as CEO of Allianz Turkey.

As of Dec. 1, 2015, Rémi Grenier (55), currently CEO of Allianz Global Assistance (AGA), will become president and CEO of Allianz Worldwide Partners (AWP). He will also report to Christof Mascher.

Jacques Richier (60) will take over from Christof Mascher as chairman of the supervisory board of AWP in addition to his responsibilities as CEO of Allianz France.

As of Jan. 1, 2016, Sylvie Ouziel (45) will become CEO of AGA and her current position as CEO of Allianz Managed Operations & Services (AMOS) will be assumed by Barbara Karuth-Zelle (47), currently member of the board of management of AMOS.

Effective Nov. 16, Iván de la Sota (51), currently CEO of Allianz Spain, will assume the role of regional CEO of the Ibero-Latin America region. He succeeds Vicente Tardío Barutel, who retired from this position during the summer of 2015. De la Sota will be located in São Paulo and continue to report to Helga Jung, member of the board of management of Allianz SE.

José Luis Ferré (47), currently responsible for sales and market management on the Spanish board of management, will take over as CEO of Allianz Spain.

Changes listed above are subject to necessary regulatory approval.

Source: Allianz SE

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