Allianz Holdings appoints risk director for Allianz Personal

Posted: 10 December 2021


José Morago

In this role, José will be responsible for leading the risk function within the personal lines business and overseeing the risk activities for LV= general insurance, Petplan, L&G general insurance, Allianz Musical Insurance and Home & Legacy. José will sit on the executive committee of Allianz Personal and will work closely with Steve Treloar, Allianz Personal CEO.

José has over 25 years’ experience in the market and joins Allianz following roles as group risk director at Aviva and deputy chief risk officer at the Financial Conduct Authority. José was also the chief risk officer at Ageas UK. His early career was spent in the US and Spain in the insurance and banking sectors, including senior risk roles at McKinsey, Moody’s and Banco Santander.

In his new role, José will report to John Berry, chief risk officer for Allianz Holdings, who comments:

“I’m delighted that José has joined Allianz and look forward to working closely with him in his new role. José is tremendously experienced and well known in the industry following his time spent as Chair of the Institute of Risk Management. His track record is excellent and I am confident that he will help take our risk management to the next level.”

José Morago added: “It’s an exciting time to be joining Allianz and to be working on such a strong portfolio of brands in the personal lines market, in the middle of a fascinating risk and regulatory environment for the insurance industry. I’m looking forward to working with the team and  helping drive the business forward.”

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.

These assessments are, as always, subject to the disclaimer provided below. 

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