Posted by: APO | 19 May 2015

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) appoints new Dubai CEO

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) appoints new Dubai CEO

AGCS has identified substantial potential for growth in MENA

DUBAI, UAE, May 19, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) ( has appointed Willem van Wyk as Chief Executive Officer for Dubai. He will report to Carsten Scheffel, Member of the Board of Management and Chief Regions & Markets Officer.

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Willem van Wyk has more than 25 year’s insurance experience; he started his career at AGCS as the Head of Market Management Australia in May 2008. Before that, he was Head of Business Development for a global broker in Dubai and Regional Manager for an insurer in South Africa.

He will lead the insurer’s Dubai office, which brings together AGCS’s expertise including Property, Liability, Financial Lines, Engineering, Energy and Marine. The MENA Region is a significant strategic segment for AGCS. The company plans continued growth, in line with its strategy of global diversification.

Carsten Scheffel, Chief Regions & Markets Officer, commented, “We are very pleased to see Willem assume this new role, bringing a lot of experience and expertise in a growth market for AGCS. He has developed our Australian business in recent years with great success. We have identified substantial potential for growth in MENA and I’m convinced that his leadership skills will help him succeed in this position.”

Distributed by APO (African Press Organization) on behalf of the Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS).

For further information, please contact:

London: Jonathan Tilburn

+44 203 451 3128

About Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) ( is the Allianz Group’s dedicated carrier for corporate and specialty insurance business. AGCS provides insurance and risk consultancy across the whole spectrum of specialty, alternative risk transfer and corporate business: Marine, Aviation (incl. Space), Energy, Engineering, Entertainment, Financial Lines (incl. D&O), Liability, Mid-Corporate and Property insurance (incl. International Insurance Programs).

Worldwide, AGCS operates in 29 countries with own units and in more than 160 countries through the Allianz Group network and partners. In 2014 it employed more than 3,500 people and provided insurance solutions to more than half of the Fortune Global 500 companies, writing a total of €5,4 billion gross premium worldwide annually.

AGCS SE is rated AA by Standard & Poor’s and A+ by A.M. Best.

For more information please visit or follow us on Twitter @AGCS_Insurance ( and LinkedIn.


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