Jun 28, 2018

Michael J. ("Mike") Nelson

Chief Executive Officer, Global Travel

Mike believes in putting the customer first and leading by example, which is why he’s always trying to develop new and innovative ways to improve the travel experience—and encouraging all of his coworkers to do the same. As a veteran in both the travel and insurance industries, Mike steers the company’s direction with the vision to remain at the top of our industry by creating value for our customers, partners, and employees.

Under Mike’s watch, we’ve become the gold standard in travel insurance and one of the few companies that can really help people anywhere in the world. Mike is responsible for the global Travel Insurance business and all of Allianz Partners’ businesses in North America. In addition, Mike serves on the Executive Management Board of the Allianz Partners Group in Paris.

Mike can relate to our customers because he is a frequent traveler who has been in the travel industry for over 18 years. These experiences play a major role in his commitment to delivering the best products and services possible. He understands what it’s like to need help while away from home, and he is dedicated to providing his teams with the tools and resources they need to assist all of our customers. In his free time, Mike enjoys traveling, playing golf, running, and spending time with his wife and 3 kids.  He is a native of Minnesota and holds MBA and Accounting degrees from the University of Minnesota.