Allianz appoints two strategic account managers

Posted: 15 December 2020


Sam and Julie will be responsible for managing and setting the direction for a number of Allianz’s strategic accounts and network partnerships. They will support the development of Allianz’s distribution strategy to meet the changing needs of the business as well as working to strengthen partnership benefits for the customer, broker and Allianz.
Julie joined Allianz Ireland in 2008 as an underwriter and has since held a variety of roles across the Allianz Group, including senior business developer in the southern region for Allianz Insurance and key account manager for Allianz Australia. Her most recent position was as senior business developer for Allianz Insurance’s London region, where she drove the agenda for the management of key accounts in the market and played an active role in driving distribution excellence.
Julie O'Donovan
Samanth Brand
Samantha previously worked for LV= General Insurance Group as strategic distribution director within the general insurance business of Legal & General. During that time she was responsible for leading new business relationships with major brands across the media, telecoms and banking sectors. Previously she was head of strategy for Legal & General’s life insurance, general insurance and group protection businesses, responsible for setting strategy at a senior executive level across the combined insurance business. 
Nick Hobbs, director of broker markets, Allianz Insurance, said:

“I’m delighted to welcome Samantha and Julie to the team. They bring with them a breadth of knowledge from their previous distribution and account management roles. I’m confident that their experience across a wide range of markets, brought to bear, will make a real difference to how we work with our broker partners and I’m looking forward to having them on the team.”

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.

About Allianz Holdings plc

Allianz Holdings plc is the non-regulated holding company which owns the principal insurance operations of Allianz SE in Great Britain.

About Allianz

The Allianz Group is one of the world's leading insurers and asset managers with more than 100 million* private and corporate customers in more than 70 countries. 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 790 billion euros on behalf of its insurance customers. Furthermore, our asset managers PIMCO and Allianz Global Investors manage 1.7 trillion euros of third-party assets. Thanks to our systematic integration of ecological and social criteria in our business processes and investment decisions, we are amongst the leaders in the insurance industry in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In 2021, over 150,000 employees achieved total revenues of 148.5 billion euros and an operating profit of 13.4 billion euros for the group.

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Sian Baker
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