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AGCS names new global head of financial lines

November 15, 2019

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty appoints Shanil Williams as global head of financial lines, effective 15 November 2019. He will succeed Bernard Poncin, who will leave AGCS to pursue other opportunities outside Allianz Group.

In his new role, in addition to the day to day leadership of the global team, Williams will review future strategy and setup for Financial Lines. He is Based in Munich and will report to Thomas Sepp, chief underwriting officer corporate in the AGCS SE Board of Management.

Williams joined AGCS in 2016 when he was appointed country manager for New Zealand. In 2018 he related to Munich and most recently served as global head of commercial for financial lines since August 2018.

Thomas Sepp, chief underwriting officer corporate says: “I would like to thank Bernard for all his work on behalf of AGCS over the last seven years. Under his leadership, this key Line of Business has experienced growth in areas such as Cyber and expanded its footprint in Asia and in North America to be truly global. I look forward to working with Shanil and the rest of the Financial Lines team to continue to build on this, both now and in the future.”