Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS), the corporate insurance carrier of Allianz Group, announces the appointment of Dr Melanie Gillig as Global Head of Human Resources (HR) effective January 1, 2020. She will succeed Dot Cownie, who retires from AGCS at the end of 2019, and report to Chief Operating Officer Bettina Dietsche. Dr Gillig is currently Regional Head of HR for Central & Eastern Europe (CEE), and she will work together with Ms Cownie over the coming months to ensure smooth handover. A successor for Melanie in Central and Eastern Europe will be announced at a later date. As a key global line of Allianz Group, AGCS employs 4,400 staff of 70 nationalities in its own 34 office locations globally.
In her new, globally focused role, Dr Gillig will lead the delivery of a range of strategic HR topics on behalf of AGCS, including support of broader change and transformation initiatives across the business, leadership and talent development, mobility and flexible working, plus diversity, inclusion and wellbeing. Another key area of focus for Dr Gillig, both now and in the coming years will be to further develop the digital skills and mindset of the AGCS global employee population as well as attract and recruit a millennial workforce for these skills in order to meet demands of the evolving business environment.