Sep 29, 2020

Allianz Partners Appoints Two New Board Members 

RICHMOND, VA, September 29, 2020 — Allianz Partners, a world leader in assistance, travel insurance, international health and mobility services, today announced two new Board nominations:

Tomas Kunzmann, CEO Assistance

Effective from September 1, 2020, Tomas Kunzmann is appointed CEO Assistance and member of Allianz Partners’ Board of Management. Tomas joined the Allianz Group in 2009, holding various positions at Allianz Private Krankenversicherung (APKV), including the Head of Health Underwriting. In 2013, he joined Allianz’ German sales organization (ABV) as Sales Manager before heading up the Regional Branch Offices in Ingolstadt and then Kempten. In 2017, Tomas joined Allianz SE as Executive Assistant to the CEO and then held the role of Interim Head of the CEO Office. 

Damien Ladous, Chief Financial Officer

Effective from August 1,  2020, Damien Ladous is appointed Chief Financial Officer and member of Allianz Partners’ Board of Management. Damien joined Allianz France in 2006 where he started in M&A / Corporate Finance before moving to Controlling in 2011. He then joined Allianz SE in 2012 to work on Controlling and Capital Management activities, before moving in 2015 into the Strategy and Portfolio Management team. Since 2018 he has headed the Planning & Controlling function at Allianz France

Sirma Boshnakova, CEO of Allianz Partners, comments: “I am happy to welcome such great talents who bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the leadership team of Allianz Partners. In this time of change, our Assistance services provide increasingly important reassurance for our customers, whether in their homes or on the go. In this respect, I am confident that Tomas’ experience, both customer-facing and in the corporate area, will be valuable as we continue to adapt our offers to meet customers’ needs and expectations. Furthermore, Damien’s extensive knowledge of the Allianz Group and his diverse financial expertise means he will be a great asset for Allianz Partners as we continue our business transformation.

The coming months promise to be challenging, but new opportunities will emerge, and I am convinced in the talents of employees and our Board of Management to inspire people, execute our strategy and reinvent insurance and assistance services for the future.”

Allianz Partners’ Board of Management also includes the following members:

Group CEO – Sirma Boshnakova

CEO International Health & Travel - Ida Luka-Lognoné

CEO Automotive - Claudius Leibfritz

Chief Operating Officer - Lars Rogge

Chief Markets Officer - Dan Assouline

Chief Global Strategic Partnerships Officer - Jean-Marc Pailhol

About Allianz Partners

Allianz Partners is a world leader in B2B2C insurance and assistance, offering global solutions that span international health and life, travel insurance, automotive 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. Our products are embedded seamlessly into our partners’ businesses or sold directly to customers, and are available through four commercial brands: Allianz Assistance, Allianz Automotive, Allianz Travel and Allianz Care. Present in 75 countries, our 21,100 employees speak 70 languages, handle over 71 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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