Mike Hansen new Global Head of Aviation

Press release | May 25, 2017 | London/New York/Munich/Paris/Singapore
  • Mike Hansen succeeds Henning Haagen who has managed AGCS’s aviation business for five years; Haagen to focus  on his role as Northeast Zone Executive of AGCS North America
  • AGCS writes a wide range of aviation risks from airlines and airports to general aviation
Allianz Group’s specialist corporate insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) announced today that Mike Hansen has been named Global Head of Aviation, effective immediately. He takes over this responsibility from Henning Haagen who was appointed Northeast Zone Executive for North America earlier this year and has been managing dual responsibilities in the interim. Mr. Hansen, who currently oversees the North American aviation business of AGCS, will be relocating from Canada to London later this year. A successor for his regional role will be announced in due course. As Global Head of Aviation, Mr. Hansen is reporting to Paul O’Neill, AGCS Board Member and Chief Underwriting Officer, Specialty.

“I would like to particularly thank Henning for the significant value he has contributed while guiding the Aviation unit globally for almost five years,” stated Paul O’Neill. “I look forward to working with Mike managing our aviation business in a challenging market environment and making the most of opportunities in the months ahead. I am confident this will be a smooth transition.”

With more than 100 years as a leading aviation insurer, AGCS writes a wide range of risks, from the world’s largest airlines, airports and manufacturers to private pilots, suppliers, service providers and drones. In 2016, the aviation business has contributed seven percent to AGCS’s overall global gross written premiums of €7.6 billion.

In his new role, Mr. Hansen will lead the overall aviation underwriting strategy, continuing to drive this key business forward. A successor for his regional position will be announced in the near future, and in the interim, he will maintain responsibility for both the Global and North American markets.

Mike Hansen
Mike Hansen joined AGCS in June 2016 and since that time has had overall responsibility for the US, Canadian and Mexican Aviation business. He brings with him almost 35 years international aviation insurance industry experience from both an underwriting and broking background. Prior to joining Allianz, he was most recently Deputy Chief Underwriting Officer at XL Catlin Aerospace, and also worked in underwriting positions at AIG and Markel.

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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