Change in the Board of Management of Allianz operating entities

Press Release | January 17, 2019 | Munich
  • Birgit König becomes the head of the international unit Allianz Digital Health (ADH)
  • Nina Klingspor, CFO of Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS), succeeds Birgit König as Member of the Board of Management of Allianz Deutschland and CEO of German private health insurer Allianz Private Krankenversicherung (APKV)
  • Claire-Marie Coste-Lepoutre, CFO of Allianz Benelux, joins the Board of Management of AGCS as CFO

Allianz announces three senior leadership appointments: Birgit König, currently CEO of Allianz Deutschland’s private health insurer Allianz Private Krankenversicherung (APKV) and Member of the Board of Management of Allianz Deutschland, will head the international unit Allianz Digital Health (ADH) with effect from April 1, 2019.

In her new role at ADH, Birgit König will be responsible for optimizing and harmonizing health insurance products and processes throughout the entire Allianz world and drive further growth in this strategic segment leveraging the new 'Allianz Customer Model’ and ‘Simplicity wins’ strategy. The Supervisory Boards of Allianz Deutschland and APKV today appointed Nina Klingspor as CEO of APKV and Member of the Board of Management of Allianz Deutschland, with effect from April 1, 2019. Nina Klingspor is currently Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS). Claire-Marie Coste-Lepoutre, currently CFO of Allianz Benelux will join the Board of Management of AGCS as the new CFO, with effect from March 1.

Nina Klingspor
Birgit König
Claire-Marie Coste-Lepoutre

“We are delighted to appoint these exceptionally successful executives to three key management positions within the Allianz Group,” says Helga Jung, Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, responsible for Legal, Compliance, M&A and HR. “Birgit, Nina and Claire-Marie have all demonstrated leadership and innovation in recent years. We are convinced that their expertise will continue to contribute to the success of Allianz in the future.”

Birgit König has been CEO of Allianz Private Krankenversicherung since 2012 and is a member of the Board of Management of Allianz Deutschland. She championed customer orientation and simplicity at APKV, and since 2017 APKV became Allianz’s center of competence for health insurance globally. König was previously a partner at McKinsey Deutschland and a member of its European Health Care Practice. She holds a PhD in Biochemistry.

Nina Klingspor was appointed CFO of AGCS in January 2015. Since joining Allianz in 2000, she worked as Head of CEO Office for former CEO and current Chairman of the Supervisory Board Michael Diekmann, and held several key positions related to customers and markets at Allianz Global Investors. Klingspor studied Economics and Chinese in Germany and Taiwan and holds a Masters in Economics.

Claire-Marie Coste-Lepoutre has been CFO of Allianz Benelux since September 2015. Prior to that, she was Head of the CFO Office of the Allianz Group and subsequently led the business unit of Allianz SE for France, Benelux and Africa. Coste-Lepoutre held several positions in the reinsurance industry and worked as an associate partner for McKinsey & Company in Paris and Vienna before joining Allianz in 2011. She is a Fellow of the French Actuarial Society and holds a Masters in Actuarial Sciences.

These appointments are subject to regulatory approval where relevant.

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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