AGCS poaches JLT Re exec
Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS), Allianz’s specialist corporate insurer, has appointed Christof Bentele to head its crisis management division.
He will report to Michael Hohmann, global head of liability at AGCS, and is based in London. Under Bentele’s direction, AGCS aims to further develop and combine existing and new products in the areas of product recall & contamination, terrorism and political violence.
He joins from JLT Re where he served as chief broking officer. Prior to this, he served as chief broking officer at Aon Risk Solutions.
Michael Hohmann, AGCS global head of liability, said: “This is the first time AGCS has recruited an expert solely focused on this area. Christof is one of the top crisis management experts in the industry and has worked in all elements of the sector – broker, insurer, reinsurer, client – so he can give a 360 degree analysis for our global network.
“The changing geo-political situation creates new risks and threats for our clients affecting their businesses, their assets and people. Whether that is the ever expanding supply chain or the growing threat of terrorism or political violence they all have one thing in common: Our clients have to deal with issues outside their comfort zone.
“We therefore feel that it is the right time for AGCS to invest in supporting our clients with bespoke solutions in the area of crisis management making full use with Allianz’ extensive network and global reach.”