Allianz Insurance has appointed Eibhlin Swan as SME branch manager and Stephen Taylor as head of SME & corporate partner distribution.
Eibhlin Swan will be responsible for the Maidstone small business branch reporting into Stephen. Eibhlin joined the Allianz graduate management scheme in 2012, and previously held the role of corporate partnerships manager.
As head of SME & corporate partner distribution, Stephen will have responsibility for both the Maidstone and Lancaster SME branches. Having joined Allianz in 2011, Stephen most recently held the position of regional operations manager in London, having previously taken on roles across technical and distribution.
Helen Bryant, director of SME & corporate partner, Allianz Insurance commented:
“I am delighted to welcome Eibhlin and Stephen to the SME & corporate partner team. It’s really pleasing to have fulfilled these positions from within as this reflects Allianz’s continued investment in developing the talent of our people.
“They both bring with them considerable experience and expertise and I am confident that they will build upon the existing strengths of the team and grow this key area of the business.”
The information contained in this press release relates to Allianz Insurance plc. Allianz Insurance plc is one of the largest general insurers in the UK and part of the Allianz Group.
The Allianz Group is one of the world's leading insurers and asset managers with more than 92 million retail and corporate customers. Allianz customers benefit from a broad range of personal and corporate insurance services, ranging from property, life and health insurance to assistance services to credit insurance and global business insurance. Allianz is one of the world’s largest investors, managing around 673 billion euros on behalf of its insurance customers. Furthermore our asset managers PIMCO and Allianz Global Investors manage more than 1.4 trillion euros of third-party assets. Thanks to our systematic integration of ecological and social criteria in our business processes and investment decisions, we hold the leading position for insurers in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In 2018, over 142,000 employees in more than 80 countries achieved total revenues of 131 billion euros and an operating profit of 11.5 billion euros for the group.
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