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AGCS names Thierry Portevin to lead global risk consulting unit

March 03, 2021

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS), the global corporate insurance carrier of Allianz Group has appointed Thierry Portevin as global head of Allianz Risk Consulting (ARC), effective 8 March 2021.

In his new role, he will report directly to Tony Buckle, chief underwriting officer corporate and succeed Tina Baacke, who left AGCS at the end of 2020.

Elizaveta Krieg will lead the global property underwriting team on an interim basis until a permanent successor is confirmed. Based in Munich, Germany, she is currently the global practice group leader for Base Industries in this team.

Before joining the AGCS as global head of property in 2016, Portevin served as global head of engineering for AGCS from 2012 to 2016. He began his career as an engineering and construction project manager for organisations including the National Institute for Ocean Science (France) and Jacobs. He joined Allianz France in 2000 as engineering underwriting portfolio manager for France before joining AGCS as engineering underwriting manager for France in 2007.

Buckle said: “The ARC team are absolutely central to both exposure assessment in underwriting as well as risk mitigation for our clients. I am therefore delighted that one of our most experienced underwriters and managers, Thierry Portevin, who has successfully led our Property and Engineering teams in the past, has taken on the opportunity of leading Allianz Risk Consulting into the future. ARC will benefit from his commercial understanding, underwriting perspectives and his data focus. As we leverage third party data and Insurtech in our core business, Thierry will ensure we adapt to the new risks our clients are facing and continue to offer market-leading solutions.”