Allianz Risk Consulting appoints global head

Thierry Portevin succeeds previous Tina Baacke in the role, who left AGCS at the end of last year

Thierry Portevin, the current global head of Property at Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty (AGCS), has been appointed global head of Allianz Risk Consulting (ARC).

Effective from 8 March, Portevin will report directly to chief underwriting officer corporate, Tony Buckle. Portevin succeeds previous Tina Baacke in the role, who left AGCS at the end of last year. 

Following the promotion, Elizaveta Krieg will lead the global property underwriting team on an interim basis, until a permanent successor is confirmed.

Prior to becoming global head of Property in 2016, Thierry Portevin was global head of Engineering for AGCS from May 2012 to August 2016. He began his career as an Engineering and Construction project manager for organizations including the National Institute for Ocean Science (France) and Jacobs.

He joined Allianz France in 2000 as Engineering Underwriting Portfolio manager for France, before joining AGCS as Engineering Underwriting manager for France in 2007. 

Chief underwriting officer corporate, Tony Buckle, said: “The ARC team are absolutely central to both exposure assessment in underwriting as well as risk mitigation for our clients. I am therefore delighted that one of our most experienced underwriters and managers, Thierry Portevin, who has successfully led our Property and Engineering teams in the past, has taken on the opportunity of leading Allianz Risk Consulting into the future. 

“ARC will benefit from his commercial understanding, underwriting perspectives and his data focus. As we leverage third party data and Insurtech in our core business, Thierry will ensure we adapt to the new risks our clients are facing and continue to offer market-leading solutions.”

With over 280 staff spread across 24 locations worldwide, ARC’s risk engineers and industry experts provide a wide range of risk consulting services to help businesses manage, prevent, and reduce risks, whatever the industry. 

This includes site surveys of industrial facilities, desktop reviews and risk assessments to support the underwriting of corporate risks across all ten lines of business of AGCS, and to offer guidance to companies on loss control measures.

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