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Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty Appoints John Hastings as Head of Property, Canada
New York & Toronto, June 16, 2016 – Allianz Group’s specialist corporate insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty® (AGCS) announced today that John Hastings has been named head of property for Canada, effective immediately. Based in Toronto, he will report directly to Ulrich Kadow, chief agent for Canada with a matrix reporting line to Jill Knecht, regional head of property, North America.
As head of property, Hastings will be responsible for managing and growing Canada’s Corporate Property portfolio, developing the underwriting strategy and growing relationships with distribution partners. Managing a team of three, he will work closely with this group to execute on these priorities within the local market.
“John’s extensive knowledge of the Canadian P&C landscape coupled with his solution-oriented and customer centric approach is highly regarded both internally and externally,” said Kadow. “He has been instrumental in making our Client Advisory Board a success and knows our customers. His expertise combined with his broad industry knowledge make him an excellent fit for this critical role.”
Hastings, who joined AGCS in 2014, has more than a decade of experience in broker and client facing roles. Most recently, he was director of key client management for AGCS in Canada responsible for leading sales, business development and account management for risk managed accounts across several business lines. Previously, he was with Willis Canada as a commercial account executive focused on sales and business development. Prior to this, Hastings was with CNA Canada as a field sales representative; he began his career at Gore Mutual Insurance Company as a commercial lines underwriter.
Hastings studied at The University of British Columbia and holds the Chartered Insurance Professional designation.
Sabrina J. Glavan
Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty
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