Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty bolsters Programs Business in North America with key appointments

Press release | February 21, 2018 | New York

 Allianz Group’s specialist corporate insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS)  strengthened its North American Programs team with the recent appointments of  Dogan Kaleli as Head of Programs Business Practice and Dan Larkin as Northeast Zone Midcorp Program Director, both effective immediately.

AGCS’ Programs' business provides specialized support for groups of similar clients seeking differentiated products and services. In the United States, programs business accounts for 15 percent of the commercial property and casualty market, worth more than $40 billion. With an annual growth of 10 percent, AGCS is well positioned to use its 50 plus years of experience in this specialized space to serve a growing clientele. 

“The Programs business has been growing at a rapid rate, and our commitment to serving our clients in this area is stronger than ever,” said Vinko Markovina, Global Head of MidCorp & North America Regional Head of Corporate Short Tail Lines. “We have always said we plan to double our programs business in the next five years and with the exceptional market expertise of Dogan and Dan, we will be able to provide our clients with industry leading speed to market and the high level of customer service they’ve come to expect from Allianz.”

Both Kaleli and Larkin will be based in New York. Kaleli will report directly to Markovina, while Larkin will report to the Head of MidCorp Division in the Northeast Zone, Todd Hendershot.

Kaleli joined AGCS as the Head of Risk Management in 2013 and is responsible for implementing the department’s strategic priorities.  Prior to this, he was at Allianz Seguros in Brazil, where he was Head of Underwriting for Property MidCorp, Aviation and International Programs. He also held the roles of Head of Risk Management and Risk Specialist in Brazil. Kaleli began his career at Allianz Sigorta in Turkey as a Property Underwriter.

Larkin joins Allianz from PartnerRe, where he spent 18 years, most recently serving as Senior Vice President, Head of Programs. In this role, which he held since 2014, he managed a $125 million book of business. Prior to this, Larkin served as Senior Property Underwriter for AXA Reinsurance, and began his career at Metropolitan Reinsurance as a Treaty Accountant.


Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) is a leading global corporate insurance carrier and a key business unit of Allianz Group. AGCS provides risk consultancy, Property-Casualty insurance solutions and alternative risk transfer for a wide spectrum of commercial, corporate and specialty risks across 12 dedicated lines of business.

Our customers are as diverse as business can be, ranging from Fortune Global 500 companies to small businesses, and private individuals. Among them are the world’s largest consumer brands, tech companies and the global aviation and shipping industry, but also wineries, satellite operators or Hollywood film actors. They all look to AGCS for smart answers to their largest and most complex risks in a dynamic, multinational business environment and trust us to deliver an outstanding claims experience.

We constantly strive to deliver the best for our customers through our global team of around 4,400 employees from over 70 nationalities in 34 countries worldwide. As the one of the largest Property-Casualty units of Allianz Group, we are backed by strong and stable financial strength ratings and a global network in over 200 countries and territories. In 2018, AGCS generated a total of €8.2 billion gross premium worldwide.

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