Allianz Commercial appoints Alastair Warren-Upham to lead Distribution in London market

Posted: 21 August 2023

Allianz today announced Alastair Warren-Upham has been appointed Head of Distribution, London, Allianz Commercial in the UK, effective 1 September. 

The newly created role will assume responsibility for both the large-corp & specialty, and the mid-corp Distribution teams in London – providing simplicity for clients and brokers with a single point of contact across these segments. It will be an essential part of the wider Distribution function that sits across all the trading elements of the newly integrated Allianz Commercial, which encompasses large-corp, specialty, mid-corp, digital/SME and engineering inspection.

Alastair first joined Allianz on the Graduate management programme in 2009. Since then he has held various roles in underwriting, sales and market management, most notably as a Key Account Manager in London, a Strategic Account Manager, and London Market Manager (Commercial Branch Manager) for since 2019.

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Nick Hobbs, Chief Distribution Officer UK, comments:

“Alastair has a wealth of experience for this new role and is already well known across the London market.  We look forward to seeing the teams’ development under his leadership, presenting one united face to this key market and driving simplicity for customers and partners to unlock the best of Allianz’s solutions.”

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 including Allianz Insurance

About Allianz

The Allianz Group is one of the world's leading insurers and asset managers with more than 122 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 around 717 billion euros** on behalf of its insurance customers. Furthermore, our asset managers PIMCO and Allianz Global Investors manage about 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 among the leaders in the insurance industry in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In 2022, over 159,000 employees achieved total revenues of 152.7 billion euros and an operating profit of 14.2 billion euros for the group***.

*Including non-consolidated entities with Allianz customers.

**As of March 31, 2023

***As reported – not adjusted to reflect the application of IFRS 9 and IFRS 17.

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Sian Baker
Communications Consultant
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