AGCS Africa appoints Senior Financial Lines Underwriter

Press Release | March 7, 2016 | Johannesburg

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) Africa appointed Vanessa Kohler as Senior Underwriter within the Financial Lines Business on March 1, 2016. She has over five years of experience in Financial Lines insurance and was part of corporate solutions department for a large underwriting manager.

“AGCS Africa’s purpose is to underwrite and manage complex corporate and industrial risks, which will enable us get closer to our vision of being the business and specialist insurer of choice in Africa. Vanessa’s specialist skills and strong relationships within the insurance industry strengthens our team, so we can continue to offer tested and ‘new generation’ insurance solutions that can help pan-African and multinational corporates mitigate risks such as pure financial losses and cyber through products such as Directors and Officers Liability (D&O), Pension Trust Liability (PTL), Employment Practices Liability (EPLI), Professional Indemnity (PI), Prospectus Liability Policy (POSI) and many others,” said AGCS Head of Financial Lines Nobuhle Nkosi.

Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, AGCS is Allianz Group's dedicated carrier for corporate and specialty insurance business in Africa. It provides insurance and risk consultancy across the whole spectrum of specialty, alternative risk transfer and corporate business: Marine, Energy, Engineering, Financial Lines, Liability, Mid-Corporate and Property insurance (including International Insurance Programs).

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Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) is the Allianz Group's dedicated carrier for corporate and specialty insurance business. AGCS provides insurance and risk consultancy across the whole spectrum of specialty, alternative risk transfer and corporate business: Marine, Aviation (incl. Space), Energy, Engineering, Entertainment, Financial Lines (incl. D&O), Liability, Mid-Corporate and Property insurance (incl. International Insurance Programs).

Worldwide, AGCS operates with its own teams in 34 countries and through the Allianz Group network and partners in over 210 countries and territories, employing almost 4,700 people of 70 nationalities. AGCS provides insurance solutions to more than three quarters of the Fortune Global 500 companies, writing a total of €7.4 billion gross premium worldwide in 2017.

AGCS SE is rated AA by Standard & Poor’s and A+ by A.M. Best.
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