Allianz appoints finance chief for APAC

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Allianz appoints finance chief for APAC

Allianz has appointed Aaron Fryer (pictured) as regional chief financial officer for Asia-Pacific, effective January 01.

Fryer is responsible for leading the financial aspect of Allianz’s growth strategy in Asia by driving long term performance and value creation, and managing all aspects for the finance division – including business reporting, actuarial, finance, risk management, and tax.

He joined Allianz in 2018 as deputy regional CFO, bringing more than 20 years of financial services experience, with over half of that within business roles throughout Southeast Asia. Prior to joining Allianz, he served as country CFO for Prudential Indonesia.

In addition, Fryer will become a member of the insurer’s regional executive board. He assumes the role previously held by Renate Wagner, who will continue to lead business growth and development as Allianz’s regional head of life & health insurance in Asia-Pacific. She will also remain a member of the regional executive board.

Based in Singapore, Fryer will report to George Sartorel, Allianz’s regional CEO for Asia-Pacific.

“We are delighted to appoint Aaron to this role,” Sartorel said. “His extensive experience in insurance and financial operations will be a tremendous asset to Allianz as we look to drive stronger growth and profitability in the region. We also thank Renate for her stewardship of the regional finance function in the last three years, which has positioned Allianz well for future success. As we start this new year, we can look forward to both Aaron and Renate’s leadership and expertise supporting our ambitious growth strategy for Asia.”