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  • Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty - At a glance

    Writes 5.4 billion (gross premiums 2014) Provides insurance for nearly three quarters of the Fortune

    Global 500 companies and large specialty clients Extensive international experience: managing 2,300

    International Insurance Programs Combines a network of Allianz-owned offices in more than

    70 countries with network partners in other locations, we can service clients in more than 160 countries worldwide

    Provides market leading capacity - to handle the largest risks Provides a diversified risk portfolio - by geography and by

    product - offering stability and long term consistency Employs over 3,500 employees worldwide Works with Allianz specialist companies such as Euler

    Hermes to develop tailor-made risk management solutions for clients specific needs

    Employs more than 250 claims experts and 260 risk engineers worldwide

    Global services, locally deliveredAllianz Global Corporate & Specialty Dubai can offer our MENA clients significant capacity and underwriting expertise as a facultative reinsurer, both for standalone risks or as part of a global program. Our teams of experts in Dubai and across AGCS globally have proven skill in underwriting and managing the most complex risks, based on many years of industry-specific experience.

    Insurer Financial Strength Ratings

    Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty AG maintained its ratings through the financial crisis and had them reaffirmed by Standard & Poors and A.M. Best - reflecting our continuing security in a turbulent economic climate.

    Standard & PoorsAA (Very Strong), reaffirmed Feb 2015AGCS has a very strong market position, being the third-largest commercial insurer worldwide in terms of gross premiums. One quality that sets AGCS apart from its competitors is the groups global business steering. This allows AGCS to offer tailor-made global insurance services across different countries and product lines.

    A.M.BestA+ (Superior), reaffirmed Aug 2015AGCS SE is a significant contributor to earnings and premium income of the Allianz SE group. The visibility of the AGCS companies has been steadily increasing over the last few years. AGCS SE has an excellent position as an industrial risks and specialty insurer and acts as the lead entity within the AGCS companies.

    The Allianz center of competence for corporate & specialty risksDedicated to serving the specific needs of corporate and specialty insurance customers across the Middle East and North Africa Region and globally, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty provides insurance and risk management consultancy over the whole spectrum of corporate and specialty risks.

    Through our offices in Dubai (a branch of Allianz Risk Transfer AG) we offer our clients and brokers an extensive portfolio of facultative reinsurance services through a single point of contact. These services can range from specific specialist covers to comprehensive international programs if required backed with the security and stability you would expect from Allianz.

    Dubai Key Facts 2015August 2015

    Key Facts

    Allianz Risk Transfer AG (Dubai Branch)

    Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

    Increased employee numbers by 50% since 2011

    Premium increased over 100% since 2011

    Allianz Risk Transfer AG is a wholly owned subsidiary of Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE and part of Allianz Group.

  • Senior Management

    Willem Van WykChief Executive OfficerMiddle East & North Africa

    +971 4 702

    Willem van Wyk assumed the role of CEO in Dubai, effective May 1st, 2015. He has more than 25 years insurance experience; he started his career in the company as Head of Market Management Australia in May 2008. Before that, he was Head of Business Development for a global broker in Dubai and Regional Manager for an insurer in South Africa.

    Sajan BaburajanHead of Claims & Loss Control Engineering

    +971 4 702

    Pruthviraj MoreRisk Engineer+971 4 702

    Mohammed HanifARC Engineer Energy+971 4 702

    Anwar VardagRisk Consultant+971 4 702

    Harsh NegandhiHead of Finance

    +971 4 702

    Claims AGCS philosophy is that claims are more than just a financial obligation and an opportunity to repay the clients trust. This philosophy demands the best and AGCS fields one of the strongest claims team in the industry with experts located globally focussing on industrial, corporate and specialty claims.

    The technically qualified and experienced AGCS claims team deliver client facing claims handling service of consistently high quality locally in line with the internal best practices to ensure fair and prompt claims settlements.

    Allianz Risk Consulting (ARC) Allianz Risk Consulting is dedicated to supporting our clients by working with them to deliver the best possible solutions to the management, control and reduction of risks wherever and whenever these occur.

    The network of ARC consists of more than 260 of some of the insurance sectors most seasoned risk engineers located in 24 countries around the world. Allianz risk consultants are experts who come from the industries of our clientele, and represent a wide range of technical and scientific disciplines. As a result, our strength is offering customised client solutions borne out of industry expertise in the Aviation, Energy, Engineering, Liability, Marine and Property lines of business. Over the years, AGCS has built up the ARC team, to comprise experienced engineers specialised in Energy, Construction and Property lines of business. The experienced local team is backed by ability to draw on expertise and support available in the ARC global network in market segments such as Power Plants, Renewable Energy, Heavy Civils (large infrastructure projects), Liability, Aviation, Marine and Emerging Risks such as New Technologies, Power Black Outs etc. to enable clients stay ahead of the curve.

    Claims and Allianz Risk Consulting (ARC)


  • Nicola HarrisManager Energy & Marine

    +971 4 702

    Onshore and Offshore Property Damage and Business Interruption insurance (including liability) for clients ranging from large integrated oil and gas majors to exploration and production independents.

    Marine cover for physical loss or damage to cargo shipments (including project cargo) and stock, hull and liability coverage for blue- and brown-water shipping, as well as other specialist marine protections.

    Energy and Marine


    Our Dubai underwriting teams - your local contacts

    Osman BashirAssistant Underwriter+971 4 702 6621

    Andreas HoelscherHead of Engineering

    +971 4 702

    Beverley ChurchSenior Engineering Underwriter+971 4 702

    Vineet VenkatEngineering Underwriter+971 4 702

    Specialist teams focusing on Contractors All Risks, Inherent Defects Insurance, Erection All Risks, Machinery Breakdown and Operational Power, with extensive MENA region experience.



    Providing specialist management liability coverages including Directors & Officers, our product range insures all types of public and private companies from single risks to major international programs.

    Financial Lines !Rehan HussainFinancial Lines Underwriter

    +971 4 702

  • Riziq Ishaq Head of Property

    +971 4 702 6623

    Property Damage and Business Interruption cover designed for the needs of large companies and property investors across the MENA region and globally.



    Emily Reid Property Underwriter+971 4 702 6628

    Milton DSouzaHead of Liability

    +971 4 702


    Corporate Solutions

    In collaboration with our specialist unit, Allianz Risk Transfer, we offer bespoke insurance solutions for a wide range of traditional and non-traditional risks through partnering with our clients. The solutions encompass global, multi-year and integrated risk structures.

    International Insurance Programs

    Our global organisation has a proven record of leading International Insurance Programs bespoke insurance solutions for multi-location risk exposures, coordinated centrally and delivered locally through the Allianz network.

    Covering both primary and excess business liability exposures arising out of Third Parties (including Projects Sections 2), Products, Pollution, Terrorism & Political Violence for clients with a wide range of Industrial Sectors.

    Copyright 2015 Allianz. All rights reserved.The material contained in this publication is designed to provide general information only. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided is accurate, this information is provided without any representation or warranty of any kind about its accuracy and Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE cannot be held responsible for any mistakes or omissions. All descriptions of coverage are subject to the terms, conditions and exclusions of the individual policy.

    Please feel free to contact us to find out more and discover how we can help you.

    Allianz Risk Transfer AG Dubai BranchDubai International Financial Center, The Gate Village 8, (GV 08, Level 2), P.O. Box 7659, Dubai, U.A.E.Tel: +971 4 702 6666Fax: +971 4 323 0301Email: viole