Allianz specialty unit announces new North American appointments

New senior roles have a diverse range of backgrounds, including ACE, Zurich and The Hartford

Allianz specialty unit announces new North American appointments

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Allianz Group’s specialist corporate insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) has announced several personnel appointments within the cyber, engineering and programs lines of business.

Jenny Soubra has been appointed Head of Cyber and Specialty PI (CPI) for the United States. Tim Cook is the new head of engineering, North America and Tobel Thomas has been promoted to West Zone programs team leader. For his new role, Cook will relocate from London to New York and both Soubra and Thomas will be based in San Francisco.

Utilizing nearly 20 years of financial lines underwriting experience, Soubra will set the strategy for and lead a team of US underwriters focused on cyber and specialty errors and omissions risks. Most recently, Soubra was the national practice leader for the CPI team and prior to AGCS, she held a variety of senior underwriting positions with Zurich, CNA, and ACE Group.

As Head of Engineering, Cook will be responsible for partnering with brokers to drive new opportunities and growth in this space. Cook joined Allianz over 17 years ago and has filled multiple roles within the organization. Prior to this appointment, he served as head of engineering for regional unit London since 2012. Cook began his career as a claims broker for Sedgwick International and then gained further experience working for a variety of organizations, including Cigna and Assurance General de France in London.

As the Team Leader of Programs in the West Zone, Thomas will be responsible for developing and implementing growth strategies. At AGCS, programs business is defined as groups of similar clients in search of differentiated products and services. He will also lead a team of experienced underwriters in generating profitable new and renewal business. Tobel joins AGCS from Samsung Fire & Marine where he established and built the Northwest business. Prior to this, he served as middle market sales underwriter for The Hartford, specializing in multi-line package and workers compensation production underwriter for technology, life science and renewable energy accounts.

“As the industry continues to evolve, it’s important we grow accordingly,” said head of sales and client management, North America, Rani Christie.


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