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AGCS announces two senior leadership appointments

November 27, 2020

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) has announced the appointments of Karina Suarez as chief actuary and Christian Kortebein as chief pricing actuary.

Suarez Rodriguez took up her new position earlier this month, reporting to Claire-Marie Coste-Lepoutre, AGCS chief financial officer.

She succeeds Christian Kortebein, who was appointed chief pricing Actuary in July, but retained the short-term responsibility for the actuarial team until Suarez had joined.

Suarez Rodriguez brings more than two decades of experience and joins the business from AIG where she held several leadership roles, including head of reserving for Global Specialty, the head of reserving for Property and Specialty for the UK and Europe, and the chief finance actuary overseeing 14 countries in the LATAM and Caribbean regions.

Prior to joining AIG, she was with La Caja Seguros/Generali in Argentina.

In Kortebein’s new role, he will be responsible for technical pricing across all AGCS lines of businesses, working closely with the Corporate Actuarial, Underwriting and Claims departments as well as Portfolio Management and Risk Management. He reports to Tony Buckle, chief underwriting officer corporate.

He joined Allianz in 2003, acting as deputy group chief actuary before later joining Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company and Allianz France as chief actuary. He has been with AGCS since 2017 as chief actuary.

Claire-Marie Coste-Lepoutre, AGCS CFO commented: “We are very happy to announce the arrival of Karina at AGCS and thank Christian very much for taking dual roles during the interim period. With her deep and truly global knowledge of the actuarial side of insurance, Karina will be a great fit for our Finance team. With our drive towards technical excellence, both Karina and Christian will be key contributors supported by their teams in our transformation journey.”