Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS) has announced the appointment of Olav Spiegel as chief information officer. In his new role, Spiegel will report to Bettina Dietsche, AGCS chief operating officer and board member.
Spiegel joins AGCS from Allianz SE, where he was responsible for developing workplace strategy for Allianz Group employees and ensuring modern IT equipment, effective performance in the office and remotely, and high security standards.
In his new role, Spiegel will lead AGCS’s ongoing IT transformation. The transformation, which started last year, targets an overhaul of the company’s IT operating model.
Spiegel joined Allianz in 2016 as head of business operations and chief operating officer for Allianz Technology of America. In 2018, he transferred to Allianz SE, where, together with Allianz Technology, he developed the company’s modern workplace strategy. In his new role as AGCS CIO, Spiegel succeeds Anton von Bebenburg, who has transitioned to a senior advisor role.
“Digitalization is an integral part of our new AGCS strategy, and with our IT transformation, we support the transformation of the wider business into a next-generation insurer,” Dietsche said. “I am delighted that, with Olav, we have found a new CIO who is familiar with AGCS and the wider IT ecosystem in the Allianz Group in Europe and North America. He also brings a proven track record as digital transformation leader, with both technology expertise and change management experience.”