Allianz Worldwide Partners* has appointed Matthias Wuensche as director, Global Market Management and Innovation, where he “will play a leading role in developing new product and service offerings and position Allianz Worldwide Partners as the partner of choice,” the company said in a statement.
Wuensche, 39, heads up the function that will monitor and research “markets around the world, with the aim of generating and implementing new ideas that challenge established business models in the insurance and assistance industry,” Allianz said.
In order to respond rapidly to new opportunities, he will set up and develop global innovation centers “to create, test and realize new products, services and business processes,” the company continued.
Wuensche joined the company in 2011 and held several senior positions where he played a vital role in its development and expansion. Before joining Allianz in 2011, he worked for many years in consulting, advising international clients on strategy, mergers and acquisitions, business turnaround and sales and marketing projects. He holds a diploma in business administration from the University of Mannheim, Germany.
He will continue to be a member of the board of management at Allianz Global Automotive which he joined in the beginning of 2015.
“My main goal is to ensure that Allianz Worldwide Partners stays one step ahead of our competitors by identifying strategic growth initiatives” said Wuensche.
“In a fast-changing market, we must respond flexibly and efficiently to the needs of customers. In addition, we must aim to proactively drive disruption instead of being disrupted,” he added.
“This will involve coming up with solutions that challenge existing business models. As part of our global strategy and through our innovation centers, we will be launching new products and services – often digital – and certainly change established approaches. Furthermore, we will roll out easily scalable and successful pilots globally, ahead of our competitors,” Wuensche went on to say.
Wuensche replaces Isabelle Delorme, who has taken on the role of commercial director for France and Southern Europe for Allianz Worldwide Partners.
*Allianz Worldwide Partners is Allianz’ B2B2C specialist for the automotive business, expatriate health and life cover, and assistance services. Since January 1st 2014, the company has combined the forces of three experts, Allianz Global Automotive, Allianz Worldwide Care and Allianz Global Assistance.
Source: Allianz Worldwide Partners
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