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Allianz announces two newly created SME roles

Press release   •   Dec 19, 2019 09:45 GMT

Allianz Insurance has announced two newly created roles within its SME business as part of an ongoing process to strengthen the team.

Anneke Graham has been appointed to the role of SME portfolio manager. Having joined Allianz in 2001, Anneke most recently held the position of underwriting manager for Engineering, Construction & Power working her way up through underwriting. In her new role Anneke will have responsibility for Allianz’s SME portfolio management.

In a second newly created position, Mark Josephs has become SME insight manager. In his new role Mark will focus on developing new and innovative ways to exploit data and emerging technology for the SME account.

Simon Parrish, SME & corporate partner underwriting manager, Allianz Insurance commented:

“Having joined the team earlier this year I am delighted to announce these key appointments and welcome Anneke and Mark to SME.

“I am confident that their expertise and experience will help us to build on the existing strengths in the team and will be crucial in supporting and achieving our ambitious SME growth plans”.

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The information contained in this press release relates to Allianz Insurance plc. Allianz Insurance plc is one of the largest general insurers in the UK and part of the Allianz Group.

The Allianz Group is one of the world's leading insurers and asset managers with more than 92 million retail and corporate customers. Allianz customers benefit from a broad range of personal and corporate insurance services, ranging from property, life and health insurance to assistance services to credit insurance and global business insurance. Allianz is one of the world’s largest investors, managing around 673 billion euros on behalf of its insurance customers. Furthermore our asset managers PIMCO and Allianz Global Investors manage more than 1.4 trillion euros of third-party assets. Thanks to our systematic integration of ecological and social criteria in our business processes and investment decisions, we hold the leading position for insurers in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In 2018, over 142,000 employees in more than 80 countries achieved total revenues of 131 billion euros and an operating profit of 11.5 billion euros for the group.

These assessments are, as always, subject to the disclaimer provided below.

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