Dot Cownie joins Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty as new Head of HR

Press Release | March 29, 2016 | London/Munich

On April 1, Dot Cownie will join Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) as Global Head of Human Resources (HR), based in London. She succeeds Anne Lebel, who has left AGCS to take on a new role at Natixis in Paris, France. Cownie will lead AGCS’ global HR team of circa 100 specialists worldwide, with a particular focus on talent development and building leadership capabilities at all levels of the company. AGCS employs more than 5,000 people in 29 locations globally.

An experienced HR professional with a broad background in financial services, Cownie joins AGCS  from Barclays Bank where she was Head of Organizational Development for Global Operations and Investment Bank Operations & Technology. Prior to that, she held a variety of senior HR roles at GE Capital, the financial services unit of American conglomerate General Electric. Her earlier career highlights include a range of roles at UK-based banks Abbey National and National Westminster.

AGCS Chief Operating Officer Sinéad Browne said: “I look forward to working with Dot Cownie to further develop and build our global HR function. I’m confident that under her leadership we will continue to move from strength to strength in this key area of the business.  In welcoming Dot, I would also like to express my sincere thanks to Anne Lebel for her great contribution to our organization over the last eight years.”

Dot Cownie

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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