Allianz confirms appointment of UK
chief information officer

Posted: 04 July 2023

Allianz has announced the appointment of Benjamin Turner as chief information officer (CIO) for Allianz Holdings in the UK.

Reporting to chief operations officer Ashish Patel, Ben will have responsibility for overseeing IT for all of Allianz UK and will also serve as a member of the Operations IT executive committee.

Ben joined Allianz in 2020 through the Legal & General (L&G GI) acquisition retaining his role as chief technology officer (CTO) for L&G GI where he had responsibility for IT, information security and data protection. He was appointed as IT delivery director for Allianz Personal in 2021 whilst maintaining his CTO role. In January 2022 Ben was appointed to Chief Information Officer for Allianz Personal and for the last six months has served as interim CIO working across Allianz Holdings. 

Previous roles at L&G included head of enterprise architecture where he had responsibility for driving the IT strategy, transformation and the innovation agenda. Prior to Joining L&G GI he worked at a leading consultancy firm based in Europe, working with enterprise clients, helping to shape cloud, innovation and application strategies.

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Ashish Patel, chief operating officer, Allianz UK commented:

“Ben has done a terrific job over the last six months as our interim CIO and I’m happy to announce that he is now stepping into the role on a permanent basis. With his insurance industry background and experience in transformation and innovation he brings a lot to my team, and I look forward to working with him as we drive forward Allianz’s ambitious operations and IT agenda.”

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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