Allianz taps commercial leader for Asia

Senior addition comes with more than 20 years of industry experience

Allianz taps commercial leader for Asia

Insurance News

By Kenneth Araullo

Allianz has announced the appointment of Christian Sandric (pictured) as commercial managing director of Asia in Singapore as part of the firm’s implementation of its integrated commercial strategy to better serve the full commercial segment.

Sandric’s appointment will take effect from Sept. 1, subject to regulatory approval. He will succeed Mark Mitchell, the current regional managing director for Asia at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) as Mitchell pursues opportunities outside the firm.

Currently, Sandric is the president and CEO of AIG Singapore and regional manager for Indonesia, Philippines, and Vietnam with overall management responsibility for AIG’s general insurance business in those markets. Across his 24-year career with AIG, Sandric held a series of leadership roles in the US, Australia, Europe, and Asia. According to his LinkedIn, he holds a bachelor of science in environmental conservation and international affairs from the University of New Hampshire.

“I am pleased to welcome Christian to Allianz Commercial, and I know that his excellent knowledge and network across all major Asian markets will help us drive our business forward in this important growth region,” siad Joachim Mueller, CEO of AGCS. “I particularly want to thank Mark Mitchell for his very strong contribution to AGCS’s development in Asia Pacific. He and his team have built up this business with great professionalism, establishing the foundations on which Allianz Commercial can grow profitably in Asia. On behalf of all at AGCS, I wish him all the best for the future.”

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