Allianz Partners has announced several senior appointments and promotions within the sales team of its international health line of business.
Alex Bender has been named head of client and broker relationship management; Patrick Lawlor is now head of sales and distribution for UK, Ireland and Northern Europe; Craig Norrey takes on the role of Middle East and Africa (MEA) regional manager for individual, SME and mid-corporate business; and Ciaran Finn has been appointed business performance lead with responsibility for the sales technology and intelligence unit.
Bender has been with Allianz for 14 years and most recently held the position of global head of client relationship management, international health. In his new role, Bender will build on his existing relationships with clients, while also focusing on the international health business’s relationships with brokers across all regions.
Lawlor has been working with Allianz for the past nine years across various policy and sales-focused roles in the international health line of business. In his new role, he will focus on monitoring and developing the regional sales strategy for new and existing business.
Norrey joins Allianz Partners’ international health line of business with more than eight years of sales and broker experience in the MEA region, having previously held senior positions at AES International and Lifecare International. In his new role, Norrey will be expected to drive new business and increase the portfolio of clients in the MEA region.
Moving from a previous operational role, Finn has been with Allianz for eight years and has extensive experience in data-led business transformation and project management.
Allianz Partners chief sales officer, international health, David Myers, who was appointed late last year, said that it has been “a privilege to take on the role of chief sales officer within Allianz Partners’ international health business line, during a period of exciting change within the team.”
“One of the strategic goals for our international health business is to become more broker-focused and to not only maintain, but to nurture the strong relationships we’ve developed in recent years across the global broker community,” he said. “This restructuring of the sales team reiterates our commitment to the intermediary channel. Alex, Patrick, Craig and Ciaran bring extensive knowledge and experience to their new roles and I’m looking forward to working closely with each of them over the months and years ahead.”