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Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty Appoints Rani Christie as Head of Global Partnerships for North America
PRESS RELEASE - New York and Atlanta, Nov. 16, 2015
Allianz Group’s specialist corporate insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty® (AGCS) announced today that Rani Christie has been named head of global partnerships, effective January 1, 2016. Based in Atlanta, he will report directly to Joseph Strickland, head of market management and replaces John Pontin who was recently named Midwest zone leader.
In this position, Mr. Christie is responsible for the development and strategy of global broker partnerships and general oversight of major accounts in the North American region. With the Allianz network in more than 160 countries and own local presence in 28 countries, AGCS is one of very few insurers with an exclusive focus on the needs of global corporate and specialty clients.
“Rani's extensive sales management experience combined with his passion for customer service will drive continued success with our key brokers and client partners,” said Mr. Strickland. “His comprehensive and solution-oriented approach reflects and compliments our value proposition and growth ambitions for North America.”
Mr. Christie is a seasoned executive offering more than 20 years of experience in a variety of industries. Most recently, he was managing director of Euler Hermes California, where he was responsible for operational and financial oversight of this newly-formed business unit. Since joining Euler Hermes in 2005, he served in other critical capacities, including regional VP southern region, regional head of distribution and U.S. national sales director.
Prior to this, Christie held senior sales positions at software companies DigiScript, Inc. and MediTract, Inc.; he also spent nearly ten years at Private Business, Inc., in several business development roles.
Christie attended the University of Alabama and received his Bachelor’s degree in Corporate Finance & Investment Management.
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