Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty Appoints John Hastings as Head of Property, Canada

Press Release | June 16, 2016 | New York/Toronto
Allianz Group’s specialist corporate insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty® (AGCS) announced today that John Hastings has been named head of property for Canada, effective immediately. Based in Toronto, he will report directly to Ulrich Kadow, chief agent for Canada with a matrix reporting line to Jill Knecht, regional head of property, North America.
As head of property, Hastings will be responsible for managing and growing Canada’s Corporate Property portfolio, developing the underwriting strategy and growing relationships with distribution partners. Managing a team of three, he will work closely with this group to execute on these priorities within the local market.

“John’s extensive knowledge of the Canadian P&C landscape coupled with his solution-oriented and customer centric approach is highly regarded both internally and externally,” said Kadow. “He has been instrumental in making our Client Advisory Board a success and knows our customers. His expertise combined with his broad industry knowledge make him an excellent fit for this critical role.”

Hastings, who joined AGCS in 2014, has more than a decade of experience in broker and client facing roles. Most recently, he was director of key client management for AGCS in Canada responsible for leading sales, business development and account management for risk managed accounts across several business lines. Previously, he was with Willis Canada as a commercial account executive focused on sales and business development. Prior to this, Hastings was with CNA Canada as a field sales representative; he began his career at Gore Mutual Insurance Company as a commercial lines underwriter.

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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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