Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty Appoints David Warfel Head of Aviation, North America

Press Release | September 28, 2017 | New York
Allianz Group’s specialist corporate insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty® (AGCS) announced today that David Warfel has been named Head of Aviation, North America, effective October 1. Based in New York, Warfel was previously Head of Major Risks for Aviation at Allianz for more than five years. He takes over responsibility from Mike Hansen who was promoted to Global Head of Aviation earlier this year.

In his new role, Warfel is charged with leading the Aviation business in the region, developing and executing on the regional strategy as well as supporting the global ‘One Aviation’ approach. He will report directly to John Barnwell, Regional Head of Specialty Lines, North America, with a matrix reporting line to Mike Hansen.

“Ensuring we are the industry leader in all things from customer service to product excellence has always been our number one priority,” said Mike Hansen. “Dave’s experience and long - standing relationships in the market only solidify our commitment to this cause.”

Warfel has nearly two decades of aviation insurance experience with a background in General Aviation, Product Liability and Airline underwriting. He has been with AGCS since 2008; prior to his previous role as Head of Major Risks, he was an Aviation Practice Leader for the Midwest.  Before joining AGCS, Warfel held various underwriting and management positions at AIG and USAIG.

Warfel is a graduate of the Institute of Aviation at the University of Illinois and is a licensed commercial pilot.

“For almost ten years, Dave has been an integral part of the growth in our Aviation business,” added John Barnwell. “His commitment to our clients and brokers, as well as his ability to create customer solutions will keep us ahead of the industry standard.”

David Warfel

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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