Allianz Partners introduces new CEO for travel business

Predecessor will remain as group CFO

Allianz Partners introduces new CEO for travel business


By Kenneth Araullo

Allianz Partners has officially announced the appointment of Anna Kofoed as the new CEO of travel and member of the board of management.

In her new role, Kofoed succeeds Damien Ladous, who has been managing the travel line of business since 2021 and the group finance function as CFO since early 2023. Ladous will now concentrate solely on his responsibilities as group CFO and continue his involvement on the board of management.

According to her LinkedIn, Kofoed joins the company following her tenure at Amadeus, a global travel technology firm known for its B2B and B2B2C travel services. In her most recent position at Amadeus, she served as executive vice president for EMEA travel sellers.

Her career at Amadeus included various global leadership positions encompassing marketing, sales, strategy, and business planning. She is an alumnus of Copenhagen Business School in Denmark, holding an International MBA, and a recent graduate of Harvard's Advanced Management Program.

“Anna has extensive experience in the travel industry, and combined with her technological expertise, she will be invaluable in helping Allianz Partners achieve its growth ambitions, develop its travel ecosystem platform, and become the digital travel companion that it aims to be,”said Tomas Kunzmann, Allianz Partners CEO. “Anna can build on Damien’s excellent leadership of the travel business during a period of unprecedented changes and strong business performance. I’m delighted Damien will now be able to focus on leading Allianz Partners’ Group finance function as group CFO.”

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