AGCS expands North American marine business

A global expert joins the team

AGCS expands North American marine business


By Ryan Smith

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS), Allianz Group’s specialist corporate insurer, has announced that Baptists Ossena, global product leader for hull and marine liabilities (HML), will assume additional responsibility as the North American regional head of HML, effective April 01.

For his new role, Ossena will relocate from Paris to New York. He will report to John Kiernan, the current head of HML in North America. Kiernan will take responsibility for large account management and portfolio steering across the business, Allianz said.

Ossena has held his current role since 2017. He has also served as regional head of Mediterranean marine and energy. He joined AGCS in 2010 as an internal audit manager and moved to the marine business in 2012.

“We are extremely pleased with the growth and production of our marine business under John’s direction,” said Rich Soja, North American head of marine and global head of inland marine. “Adding Baptiste to the leadership team will serve as a significant resource for clients while strengthening and expanding our global footprint.”


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