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Allianz strengthens its Scottish presence with two senior appointments

Press Release   •   Mar 23, 2018 09:05 GMT

Allianz Insurance has announced two key appointments in Scotland, increasing its visbility in the region. Chris Hanson has been appointed to the position of distribution manager and Scott McLuskey to the role of business developer.

Chris joins Allianz after working at AXA for 16 years where he worked in a variety of roles including senior underwriter, development underwriter and most recently account manager.

In his new position he will be responsible for shaping and implementing the Scottish broker trading strategy. He will also be focussing on introducing Allianz’s new products and offerings to the Scottish market, widening its trading footprint across the broker community.

Scott Mcluskey will be responsible for growing Allianz’s general insurance business held across a panel of global, national and independent brokers across Scotland.

Prior to working at Allianz, Scott worked at Zurich where held the positon of regional portfolio development underwriter.

Allianz’s branch manager (North West and Scotland region) Stephanie Ogden commented:

“Chris and Scott are highly skilled, experienced individuals and I’m delighted to welcome them both to Allianz.

“These key appointments continue our push to broaden our regional footprint and strengthen ties with our broker partners. I have no doubt that the will contribute greatly to support our growth ambitions”.

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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 86 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 over 650 billion euros on behalf of its insurance customers while our asset managers Allianz Global Investors and PIMCO manage an additional 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 a leading position in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In 2016, over 140,000 employees in more than 70 countries achieved total revenue of 122 billion euros and an operating profit of 11 billion euros for the group.

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