Deanin to head up MidCorp in Africa

Press Release | April 23, 2018 | Johannesburg
Deanin Jadean, currently Head of MidCorp for Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) Africa, has been promoted to Head of MidCorp Allianz Africa, effective July 1, 2018. He will establish the MidCorp hub for Allianz Africa as part of a global MidCorp organization dedicated to boosting Allianz business in this segment. In his new role, Deanin will report to Delphine Traoré Maïdou, Allianz Africa Chief Operations Officer (COO) and Thomas Sepp, Allianz Re Head of MidCorp.  Deanin will be based in Munich, Germany for a year to prepare the hub with Allianz Re and later move to Allianz Africa headquarters in Casablanca, Morocco.
Deanin will be part of the MidCorp team, which was developed from the Technical Excellence stream of the Renewal Agenda to improve profitability and growth within Allianz SE. “We are pleased to have a person of Deanin’s calibre on board,” says Thomas. “We look forward to his insight and knowhow in developing, maintaining and implementing a global MidCorp strategy across Allianz entities.

AGCS Africa will announce Deanin’s successor in due course. “I would like to thank Deanin for leading and developing a strong and robust commercial business for our brokers and clients in South Africa since joining AGCS Africa as Head of MidCorp in 2013. I am pleased that Allianz is able to use his expertise and experience to establish and develop the Group’s MidCorp business in Africa,” says Thusang Mahlangu, AGCS Africa CEO.

“At Allianz, we believe in people development and international mobility. Africa is a strategically important market for the Group. We are investing in the continent because we believe in its huge long-term growth potential,” says Delphine. “The appointment of Deanin, who brings over 30 years of insurance and risk management experience, confirms our commitment to talent development and growth in the region.”

“Allianz is a dynamic organization and its commitment to the African continent is overwhelming and special.  I am very humbled and blessed to be given an opportunity to join Allianz SE in Africa and to become an integral part of the African growth story. This is by far the most important and strategic development of my career to date. The learning will be priceless and I am really looking forward to the journey ahead,” says Deanin.

Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, AGCS is Allianz Group's dedicated carrier for corporate and specialty insurance business in Africa. It provides insurance and risk consultancy across the whole spectrum of specialty, alternative risk transfer and corporate business: Marine, Energy, Engineering, Financial Lines, Liability, Mid-Corp and Property insurance (including International Insurance Programs).

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Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) is the Allianz Group's dedicated carrier for corporate and specialty insurance business. AGCS provides insurance and risk consultancy across the whole spectrum of specialty, alternative risk transfer and corporate business: Marine, Aviation (incl. Space), Energy, Engineering, Entertainment, Financial Lines (incl. D&O), Liability, Mid-Corporate and Property insurance (incl. International Insurance Programs).

Worldwide, AGCS operates with its own teams in 34 countries and through the Allianz Group network and partners in over 210 countries and territories, employing almost 4,700 people of 70 nationalities. AGCS provides insurance solutions to more than three quarters of the Fortune Global 500 companies, writing a total of €7.4 billion gross premium worldwide in 2017.

AGCS SE is rated AA by Standard & Poor’s and A+ by A.M. Best.
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