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AGCS secures global head of cyber

He will aim to help steer the group’s cyber underwriting business, reporting to Shanil Williams, global head of financial lines, and will also lead the group-wide cyber center of competence of Allianz which is embedded into AGCS

Allianz global corporate and specialty (AGCS) has revealed that Scott Sayce will join the firm as global head of cyber, based in London, effective September 1, 2021.

He will aim to help steer the group’s cyber underwriting business, reporting to Shanil Williams, global head of financial lines, and will also lead the group-wide cyber center of competence of Allianz which is embedded into AGCS.

He will succeed Dr. Catharina Richter, current global head of cyber center of competence for AGCS and Allianz Group, who will move to a new role within the firm.

Sayce joins the group from AXA, where he has held a variety of senior leadership roles after joining in 2017. He started out as global chief underwriting officer cyber within AXA’s corporate solutions division, while also being group chief underwriting officer for cyber.

In 2018 he became group head of cyber, and subsequently, group head of financial lines and cyber.

Tony Buckle, chief underwriting officer corporate, AGCS, said: “A huge thank you to Catharina Richter for her leadership of the Cyber Center of Competence and her contribution to the further evolution of our cyber underwriting approach and product offering.

“A warm welcome also to Scott Sayce – he is a leading expert in the field of cyber underwriting, with significant global experience and he will help drive this key part of our business forward for AGCS and for the wider Allianz group.”

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