Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty appoints Jack Jenner as new Dubai Country Manager

Press Release | June 28, 2016 | London/Dubai
  • Jack Jenner moves from AGCS Hong Kong to lead company’s activities in Middle East through the Dubai branch of its subsidiary Allianz Risk Transfer AG.
  • Willem van Wyk returns to Australia, where he was previously Head of Market Management, to take up the position of Country Manager for AGCS.

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS) has appointed Jack Jenner as Country Manager for its Dubai-based offices with effect from September 1, 2016, subject to regulatory approval. Mr. Jenner will lead the Dubai branch of AGCS’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Allianz Risk Transfer AG, which covers the Middle East region, providing facultative reinsurance for corporate, industrial and specialty risks.

Mr. Jenner will be based in Dubai and at a group level will report to Carsten Scheffel, Chief Regions & Markets Officer and Member of the Board of Management of AGCS. He replaces Willem van Wyk who has returned to Australia to lead AGCS’s business in the Pacific region. Mr. van Wyk was previously AGCS’s Head of Market Management for Australia and New Zealand from 2008 to 2015.

Jack Jenner has more than 15 years insurance experience; he started his career at AGCS as a Key Account Manager, based in London before moving to Hong Kong to become AGCS Head of Market Management for Hong Kong and Greater China. While in Hong Kong, Mr. Jenner was responsible for growth in Hong Kong, Greater China and Taiwan. He will lead AGCS’s business across the Middle East region including Property, Liability, Financial Lines, Engineering, Energy and Marine insurance.

“The Middle East Region is an area of huge opportunity for AGCS and Jack is ideally placed to drive our growth there. With his diverse and international experience of underwriting, marketing, operational and sales management, Jack will build on the strong foundations laid down by Willem over the past 12 months,” Carsten Scheffel, Chief Regions & Markets Officer, commented.

“I’d like to thank Willem for his work in developing our Middle East business over the past year and wish him the best of luck in his new role in heading up our business in Australia and New Zealand,” added Carsten Scheffel.

Allianz AGCS operates in 29 countries with own units and in more than 160 countries through the Allianz Group network and partners.

Jack Jenner
Willem van Wyk
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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