Allianz Hires Veteran Aviation Underwriter for North American Region

Press Release | January 24, 2019 | New York

Allianz Group’s specialist corporate insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty® (AGCS) announced today that Hugo Reyes has been named Senior Underwriter, General Aviation, for North America reporting to David Watkins, Regional Head of General Aviation. Based in Colorado, Reyes is responsible for the underwriting of complex General Aviation risks and broker development and management.

Hugo joins Allianz with nearly two decades of experience. After graduating from Daniel Webster College with a degree in Aviation Management/Air-Traffic Control, he began his career with the U.S. Aviation Insurance Group (USAIG) as a claims representative; Hugo would then move on to hold a variety of positions within USAIG including, Underwriter and Assistant Vice President before joining Swiss Re, ultimately managing the West Coast office as Vice President.

“Hugo’s extensive aviation experience from a strong underwriting and claims perspective provides a tremendous advantage in the market,” said Watkins. “I look forward to working alongside him and witnessing first-hand the boost he’ll give the business and am pleased to welcome him into the Allianz organization.”

Hugo Reyes
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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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