New Head of Liability Insurance at AGCS Africa

Press Release | February 9, 2016 | Johannesburg

Allianz’s corporate and industrial insurer, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) Africa recently appointed Dianne Kirk as Regional Head of Liability succeeding Wolfram Schultz, who took up a role of Global Practice Group Leader: Heavy Industries and Manufacturing at AGCS in Cologne, Germany.  Liability insurance protects a company’s assets and pay’s for obligations incurred should someone’s person be injured or property be damaged at your premises caused by you or your employees.

Dianne joined the insurer in July 2015 as Deputy Regional Head of Liability. In her expanded role, she is responsible for further developing and building the regional Liability portfolio especially through marketing of new liability products such as Crisis Management, which was launched towards the end of 2015.  

Furthermore she will be closely aligning Liability with Business Development to successfully expand the business’ footprint on the continent. Before joining AGCS, Dianne gained a broad range of insurance industry experience in South Africa working as a Broker followed by 14 years specialising in Liability Insurance.

“AGCS Africa’s goal is to underwrite and manage complex corporate and industrial risks, which will enable us get closer to our vision of being the business and specialist insurer of choice in Africa. Diane’s expertise, experience and track record will strengthen our existing broker and client partnerships while establishing new ones and enhancing products and services,” said AGCS Africa CEO Delphine Maïdou.

Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, AGCS Africa is Allianz Group's dedicated carrier for corporate and specialty insurance business in Africa. It provides insurance and risk consultancy across the whole spectrum of specialty, alternative risk transfer and corporate business: Marine, Energy, Engineering, Financial Lines (including D&O), Liability, Mid-Corporate and Property insurance (including International Insurance Programs).

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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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