Allianz GCS names new global head of aviation

Mike Hansen, previously the North American lead for the insurer's aviation department, will be responsible for global aviation underwriting strategy

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) announced on Thursday that its North American lead of aviation will be taking on the role on a global scale.

Mike Hansen succeeds Henning Haagen, who was appointed to the role of executive for the northeastern U.S. territory within AGCS North America earlier this year. Hansen will report directly to Paul O’Neill, the insurer’s chief underwriting officer of specialty.

In his new role, Hansen will lead AGCS’ overall aviation underwriting strategy. Hansen’s replacement in the role of North American aviation lead for AGCS will be named soon and Hansen maintains responsibility for both the global and North American markets until that occurs, according to the insurer’s announcement.

“I look forward to working with Mike [in] managing our aviation business in a challenging market environment and making the most of opportunities in the months ahead. I am confident this will be a smooth transition,” says Paul O’Neill, the insurer’s chief underwriting officer of specialty.

As part of its aviation practice, AGCS writes a wide range of risks, covering airlines, airports and manufacturers as well as private pilots, suppliers, service providers and drones.

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