Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) has announced that Thierry Portevin (pictured), current global head of property at AGCS, has been appointed global head of Allianz Risk Consulting (ARC), effective March 08. In his new role, Portevin will report to Tony Buckle, chief underwriting officer corporate.
Portevin succeeds Tina Baacke, who left AGCS at the end of 2020, in the role. Portevin will be succeeded in his former role by Elizaveta Krieg, who will serve on an interim basis until a permanent successor is confirmed.
ARC provides a wide range of risk consulting services to help businesses manage, prevent, and reduce risks. This includes site surveys of industrial facilities, desktop reviews and risk assessments to support the underwriting of corporate risks across all 10 lines of business at AGCS.
Prior to becoming global head of property in 2016, Portevin served as AGCS’s global head of engineering. 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 in 2000 as an engineering underwriting portfolio manager for France, and became an engineering underwriting manager at AGCS in 2007.
“The ARC team are absolutely central to both exposure assessment in underwriting as well as risk mitigation for our clients,” Buckle said. “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.”