Allianz Group’s AGCS Names Property, Engineering & Risk Consulting Senior Leaders

August 15, 2016

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS) has announced senior underwriting appointments in property and engineering as well as risk consulting.

Thierry Portevin will take over the role of global head of Property in the Chief Underwriting Office Corporate Lines, effective Oct. 1, 2016. He will succeed Rachel Conran, who left AGCS in June 2016. Portevin has been global head of Engineering since January 2013, and joined Allianz Group in 2000 as Engineering underwriting manager for France.

Chris van Gend will succeed Portevin as global head of Engineering for AGCS in October 2016. Currently Regional Manager Engineering Asia since November 2013, Mr. van Gend will relocate to Munich to take over the global role. Prior to joining AGCS, he was Head of the Asia Pacific Hub for Catlin’s Energy and Construction lines of business, and over his nearly 20 years of experience in the insurance industry, has held a range of underwriting roles in Australia and Singapore. His successor in Asia will be announced in due course.

Paul Carter, the current global head of Risk Consulting, will retire at the end of this year, and will be succeeded by Tina Baacke, current AGCS global head of Catastrophe Risk Management, effective Jan. 1, 2017. Baacke joined AGCS in October 2010 as head of Catastrophe Risk Research and Analytics, and has led the AGCS Catastrophe Risk team since August 2011. Previously, she spent seven years with Allianz Re in Munich and Singapore in various positions in Catastrophe Risk Management, as well as three years with a risk consulting company as project manager. Her successor in Catastrophe Risk Management will be announced in due course.

Carter joined Allianz Group in 1994 as a risk engineer and has held a number of senior risk consultant roles within Allianz and AGCS, including global technical manager for Risk Consulting in Allianz, head of Property Risk Consulting, and his current role of global head of Risk Consulting for AGCS, which he has held since January 2013. Hartmut Mai, chief underwriting officer Corporate Lines and AGCS board member, thanked Paul Carter for his “excellent services as dedicated engineer and manager to AGCS and Allianz over more than 20 years.”

Source: Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

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