Thusang Mahlangu (40) has succeeded Delphine Traoré Maïdou (44) as CEO of Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) Africa effective February 1, 2017 subject to regulatory approval. Ms. Maïdou remains on AGCS Africa Board as Non-executive Director and extends her role within Allianz SE’s Africa business. Mr. Mahlangu hands over his current responsibility as Head of Property to Seelan Naidoo (48), who will manage Property in addition to his existing role as Head of Engineering.
Mr. Mahlangu joined AGCS Africa in 2013 as Head of Market Management focusing on developing sales and distribution across Africa. He subsequently became Head of Property in 2014 and grew the portfolio in key African countries. An MBA graduate from Milpark Business School in South Africa, Mr. Mahlangu has over 20 years of experience in insurance and risk management.
“As a member of Delphine’s management team, Thusang is well placed to succeed her as he has contributed significantly to the development and expansion of the AGCS business in Africa. He has a deep knowledge of the business and strong networks across the continent,” says Andreas Berger, AGCS SE Chief Regions & Markets Officer for Africa, Germany & Central Europe, Mediterranean and Asia.