Allianz Partners in Europe has today announced the appointment of a new chief executive with Tomas Kunzmann primed to step into the role, effective from July 1, 2022. Kunzmann will take over from Sirma Boshnakova, who was appointed board member of Allianz SE earlier this year.
In a Press release, Allianz Partners noted that Kunzmann first joined Allianz Group in 2009, and has since held several senior positions. After serving with both Allianz Private Krankenversicherung (APKV) and Allianz’s German sales organisation (ABV) he moved to Allianz SE in 2019 to become executive assistant to the CEO, Oliver Bäte, later holding the role of interim head of the CEO Office.
Since 2020, Kunzmann has been leading the mobility & assistance line of business for Allianz Partners as a CEO and board member.
Effective September 1, 2022, Kunzmann is succeeded by Laurent Floquet who has been nominated as CEO of mobility & assistance and board member of Allianz Partners.
Floquet joined the Allianz Group in 2014 as head of business development for Allianz Technology before moving to Allianz Partners in 2016 where he has since held several key roles.
Commenting on the appointments, Sirma Boshnakova, board member of Allianz SE, said: “I am happy that Tomas is taking on the CEO role at Allianz Partners. Given his experience at Allianz Partners, he’ll bring business continuity, hands-on market knowledge, and a strong track record of collaboration and implementation to the role.
“He is in a clear position to accelerate the momentum that we have achieved at Allianz Partners in delivering excellence and simplicity at scale for the benefit of our customers and I wish him the very best of luck in his new position.”
Kunzmann also commented on his appointment and said that after two years leading the mobility & assistance business, he was “proud and humbled” to step into the role of CEO and lead the business into the future. The focus of Allianz Partners will remain on boosting growth, he said, by strengthening its core activities and building new business models and ecosystem platforms.
He added: “Laurent is an experienced leader who combines an excellent track record of driving business growth in the assistance business, with strong change and transformation skills. He has been instrumental in supercharging our transformation over the last number of months and I know that he is the right leader to boost our mobility & assistance business and seize the right opportunities for the future.”