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AGCS names Scott Sayce as global head of cyber

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 Allianz Group, which will be confirmed at a later date

Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty (AGCS) has announced the appointment of Scott Sayce as global head of cyber, based in London. 

Sayce joins AGCS 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. 

In his new role, he will steer AGCS’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 Allianz Group, which will be confirmed at a later date. 

Tony Buckle, chief underwriting officer at 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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