“I’m delighted to welcome Stefania to Allianz. Her extensive financial lines experience and proven leadership track-record gained at global insurers and brokers will be instrumental in building up our capabilities and offering in an area of risk that is increasing important to businesses in the region,” commented Sinéad Browne, Chief Regions & Markets Officer and Member of the Board of Management. “Staying innovative is critical to ensuring we craft tailored solutions for our partners and clients. Stefania will play a key role in product development and leading underwriting initiatives that will drive growth in the future. Stefania is also a high-profile spokesperson for diversity and inclusion in the insurance industry which will continue to be a key focus for us going forward.”
Stefania replaces Kevin Northcott, who as previously announced, returns to his native New Zealand to become AGCS Country Manager. AGCS is expanding its business model across the Asia-Pacific region, including in New Zealand. Kevin Northcott will be responsible pushing further growth.
“Stefania is an outstanding choice to drive growth given her breadth of expertise in underwriting and portfolio management. I am confident that with Stefania, our Financial Lines business in the region is poised to continue to evolve to meet the ever-changing needs of clients and brokers,” said Bernard Poncin, Global Head of Financial Lines for AGCS. “Kevin has done an outstanding job growing our Financial Lines business and building up an exceptional team. We wish him every success in his new role for AGCS in New Zealand.”
Stefania holds an MSc in Business Administration from Bocconi Business School (Milan, Italy).