The Supervisory Board of Allianz SE announced today that it has extended the mandates of Allianz SE Board Members Barbara Karuth-Zelle (54), Group Chief Operating Officer, and Christopher Townsend (55), responsible for Global Insurance Lines, Global Commercial Insurance, Reinsurance, Anglo Markets, Iberia & Latin America, Middle East and Africa. Their contracts will be extended until December 2028. Both joined the Allianz SE Board of Management in January 2021.
“The renewal of the mandates of Barbara Karuth-Zelle and Chris Townsend reflects the Supervisory Board’s confidence in the strength of the management team, and the importance of leadership continuity in a time of transformation,” said Michael Diekmann, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Allianz SE.
“Barbara will continue to drive business productivity and resilience through technology, and Chris will continue to deliver profitable growth through our strategy to globalize the commercial segment. In their roles, they are realizing Allianz’s advantages of strength and scale for the benefit of our customers and shareholders,” said Oliver Bäte, Chairman of the Board of Management of Allianz SE.