Allianz Partners USA Adds Espeut as Chief Financial Officer

RICHMOND, VA, September 15, 2022—Allianz Partners USA has announced that Patrick Espeut has joined the Henrico, VA-based travel insurance company as Chief Financial Officer.  Espeut succeeds Jeff Wright who was promoted to the company’s Chief Executive Officer in February 2022. Espeut was previously Chief Financial Officer of Allianz Partners’ business unit in Canada.  

“Patrick did a tremendous job in developing and implementing our financial business strategy in Canada and we’re excited to add him to our team in the U.S.,” said Jeff Wright, CEO at Allianz Partners USA.  “Patrick joins us in the U.S. at an exciting time of tremendous growth for the travel insurance industry and we’re glad to have him aboard to help us navigate the challenges and opportunities that rapid growth provides.”

Prior to joining Allianz Partners in Canada in June 2020, Espeut held a variety of leadership roles over a 17-year career at Canadian insurer Echelon Insurance, including serving as the company’s Chief Financial Officer and Chief Risk Officer.  Espeut is the volunteer treasurer and a board member of the Canadian Association of Black Insurance Professionals and is the volunteer president of the Canadian Insurance Accountants Association.  He graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) of Canada.


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About Allianz Partners: In the United States, Allianz Partners USA (AGA Service Company) offers Allianz Travel-branded travel protection plans and serves millions of customers each year. In addition to travel protection, the company offers event ticket protection, registration protection for endurance events and unique travel assistance services such as international medical assistance and concierge services. AGA Service Company is doing business as Allianz Global Assistance Insurance Agency in California (License # 0B01400) and Massachusetts. Allianz Partners USA is part of the Allianz Partners group. Allianz Partners is a world leader in B2B2C insurance and assistance, offering global solutions that span international health and life, travel insurance, mobility and assistance. Customer driven, our innovative experts are redefining insurance services by delivering future-ready, high-tech, high-touch products and solutions that go beyond traditional insurance. Present in over 75 countries, our 19,400 employees speak 70 languages, handle over 58 million cases each year, and are motivated to go the extra mile to offer peace of mind to our customers around the world.

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