Thierry Portevin, current global head of property at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS), will be appointed global head of Allianz Risk Consulting (ARC), reporting directly to Tony Buckle, chief underwriting officer Corporate.
The appointment is effective on March 8.
Portevin succeeds the previous global head of ARC, Tina Baacke, who left AGCS at the end of 2020. On an interim basis, Elizaveta Krieg will lead the global property underwriting team, until a permanent successor is confirmed. Currently she is the global practice group leader for Base Industries in this team, based in Munich, Germany.
Prior to becoming global head of Property in 2016, Portevin was global head of Engineering for AGCS from May 2012 to August 2016. Starting his career as an engineering and construction project manager for organizations, including the National Institute for Ocean Science (France) and Jacobs, he joined Allianz France in 2000 as engineering underwriting portfolio manager, before joining AGCS as engineering underwriting manager for France in 2007.
Portevin has a graduate degree in engineering from the École Centrale de Marseille, with a specialism in marine and offshore engineering. He also holds a business management certificate from ESSEC Business School Paris.
“The ARC team are absolutely central to both exposure assessment in underwriting as well as risk mitigation for our clients,” commented Chief Underwriting Officer Corporate Tony Buckle.
“I am therefore delighted that one of our most experienced underwriters and managers, Thierry Portevin, who has successfully led our property and engineering teams in the past, has taken on the opportunity of leading Allianz Risk Consulting into the future,” he added.
“As we leverage third party data and insurtech in our core business, Thierry will ensure we adapt to the new risks our clients are facing and continue to offer market-leading solutions,” Buckle said.
About Allianz Risk Consulting
With over 280 staff spread across 24 locations worldwide, ARC’s risk engineers and industry experts provide a wide range of risk consulting services to help businesses manage, prevent and reduce risks. This includes site surveys of industrial facilities, desktop reviews and risk assessments to support the underwriting of corporate risks across all ten lines of business of AGCS and to offer guidance to companies on loss control measures.
The AGCS risk consulting team is made up of experienced engineers from a wide range of technical and scientific disciplines, including ship captains, machine engineers specialized both in traditional and renewable energy generation, cyber security specialists, pharmacists or cargo & logistic experts.
Source: Allianz Risk Consulting
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