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Branch manager, Glasgow
You can say that Stephanie Ogden has her best friend to thank for her career today: “It was actually my best friend who was looking at graduate schemes for me, as she didn’t trust that I would apply for any. She wrote and sent my application to Allianz, as she thought it would be a good scheme … how right she was! I received offers from a couple of graduate schemes before deciding that Allianz was the best scheme.”
That decision paid off – last October, Ogden became the youngest branch manager at Allianz, when she was appointed to the position at the company’s Glasgow branch, overseeing the Scottish region. This was following her contribution to the business as a specialty lines underwriting account manager, where under her leadership, the specialty lines division grew by over 60%, including an additional £4.5m in GWP.
Furthermore, Ogden is one of only two commercial representatives on the Allianz Diversity Steering Committee, chaired by CEO Jon Dye. In that role, Ogden works with Allianz’s management board to ensure the firm’s continued commitment to developing as a diverse business.
Outside of insurance, Ogden does what many animal-lovers would dream of – boarding young puppies while they are in guide-dog training school.
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