New Head of Marine and Energy Underwriting appointed at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty for the Mediterranean Region

Press Release | November 27, 2017 | Paris

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE, Allianz Group’s specialist carrier for corporate insurance business, announces the appointment of Elisabeth Pinquier as Head of Marine and Energy Underwriting for its Mediterranean region (France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Greece, Malta, Cyprus and Maghreb).

She succeeds Baptiste Ossena, who will focus on the role of Global Product Leader Hull & Marine Liabilities.

Elisabeth Pinquier will report directly to Patrick Thiels Patrick Thiels, CEO of AGCS Mediterranean Region, and functionally to Simon Buxton, Global Head of Marine & Energy at AGCS. This appointment is effective from 1 January 2018.

Elisabeth Pinquier (35) has been working at AGCS SE CEO Office in Munich since 2014. She is currently heading it after having served as Senior Business Analyst for all lines of business globally.

She joined AGCS in 2011, where she held various positions: Property Underwriter France and then Global Senior Underwriting Portfolio Analyst Energy Onshore, where she was in charge of the portfolio analysis, NatCat exposure management and new products development.

Elisabeth Pinquier began her career in 2004 as Loss Adjuster before moving to FM Global in loss prevention and risk management for 5 years. She is a graduate of the École des Mines d'Alès (France).

“I am delighted to welcome Elisabeth and I am sure that her technical skills as well as her expertise and analytical capacities will help her to overcome future challenges that lie ahead. Her global and international experience across all AGCS lines of business will also allow our Marine and Energy teams to benefit from best practices and innovation that have proven successful in the group. This will be an undeniable asset for our client-centricity strategy. I would also like to warmly thank Baptiste who has successfully refocused our Marine portfolio. His excellent understanding of the sector’s strategic matters and his professionalism will, without doubt, allow him to manage the Global Marine Hull business with just as much success” says Patrick Thiels, CEO of AGCS Mediterranean Region.

Elisabeth Pinquier
Chris Fischer Hirs, CEO of AGCS adds: “The appointment of Elisabeth and her professional experience within our Group, illustrate once again our significant and solid talent pool. I am convinced that Elisabeth will manage Marine & Energy Underwriting for AGCS Mediterranean Region with the same effectiveness that she has demonstrated in the past. I thank Elisabeth sincerely for her excellent work and strong involvement by my side since 2014 and wish her all the best in her new position.”
AGCS France

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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