Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty Appoints Nicholas Pooley Aviation Major Risks Product Lead for North America

Press release | April 4, 2018 | New York

Allianz Group’s specialist corporate insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty® (AGCS) announced today that Nicholas Pooley has been named Aviation Major Risks Product Lead for North America, based in New York. Pooley joins AGCS from Marsh and McLennan, where he served as Senior Vice President responsible for aviation risk management consulting and strategic leadership.

In his new role, Pooley will proactively support the development and execution of the Aviation Major Risks strategy, driving the development and implementation of new products, and leading a team of senior underwriters within the Airline, Aerospace, and other Aviation-related industries. He will report directly to David Warfel, Regional Head of Aviation, North America.

“Nick’s brand of international experience, client relationships and industry knowledge are unmatched,” commented Warfel. “He’ll be instrumental in expanding our portfolio, and we are thrilled to welcome him on board.”

Prior to his time with Marsh & McLennan, Pooley held positions of increasing responsibility with Willis Group Holdings, eventually serving as Vice President, where he provided risk management consulting to a large group of middle-market aviation clients. He began his insurance career with Lloyd’s of London as a Claims Underwriter. Pooley has over 20 years of experience in the aviation industry, and he holds degrees from both Anglia University and Guildford School of Law – both located in the UK.

“Our clients are always top priority,” added Warfel. “By growing our Aviation team with industry leaders like Nick, we are further proving our commitment to best-in-class customer service and industry-leading product innovations.”


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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