Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty (AGCS) appoints Regional Head of  Claims

Press Release | January 10, 2018 | London
Allianz Group’s specialist corporate insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS) has appointed Lars Vissing as Regional Unit London (RUL) Head of Claims, starting in February 2018. Mr. Vissing succeeds Martin Henson who retires after nearly 20 years with Allianz. Based in London and Copenhagen, Mr. Vissing will lead AGCS’ claims team in the UK, Ireland, Dubai, Russia, the Nordic Region, Australia and New Zealand. Currently Head of Claims for the AGCS Nordic region, Mr. Vissing will continue to be directly responsible for the area.

Mr. Vissing has been with AGCS since 2008, joining as Head of Claims for the Nordic region. He brings extensive experience gained from managing high value and complex claims as well as implementing successful claims strategies across all four Nordic countries.

Mr. Henson, who retires from the role of Regional Head of Claims, has held leadership roles across both Underwriting and Claims in a career spanning over 45 years, 20 years of which have been with Allianz. Mr. Henson also successfully led AGCS UK property, liability, and global energy underwriting teams before moving into claims, where he was Head of Claims UK before taking up the broader regional role in 2010.

AGCS Chief Claims Officer Alexander Mack commented: “I’d like to thank Martin for his many years of excellent work on behalf of AGCS, and the Allianz Group more broadly. Lars’ proven track record in driving a high quality claims service across the Nordic region equips him well for his new role. I have every confidence he will be able to build on AGCS’ reputation as an industry leader in raising the bar on Claims service.”

AGCS Chief Regions & Markets Officer and Member of the Board of Management Carsten Scheffel, said: “Claims is at the heart of what we do and our customers have grown to expect a superior claims experience. I’m looking forward to working together with Lars as part of the regional leadership team, to continue to build a first class claims operation. I’d also like to extend thanks to Martin for his many years of service to Allianz and AGCS and wish him well in his retirement.”

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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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