Allianz Holdings appoints Ashish Patel as Chief Operating Officer


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Allianz Holdings has appointed Ashish Patel to the position of chief operating officer (COO) effective from July 2022.

In his new role, Ashish will have responsibility for overseeing operations and technology, including Allianz’s transformation programme which will deliver the best service and digital experience for customers. He will also join the Allianz Holdings Executive Committee.

Ashish has worked for the Allianz Group for nine years, having previously held the position of head of Allianz Technology India. Most recently he led the Global Delivery Network for Allianz Technology, where he was responsible for overseeing branches in India, Spain and Thailand. Prior to joining Allianz, Ashish had a lengthy career in the banking sector, including six years as director at Barclays Bank India.

Colm Holmes, CEO of Allianz Holdings, said: “I’m very pleased to welcome Ashish to his new role and the Allianz Holdings Executive Committee. The experience and insight he will bring to our business puts us in a fantastic position to achieve our transformation ambitions.

“Ashish also demonstrates a great a passion for building a sustainable future and commitment to diversity and inclusion. I’m looking forward to the contribution he will be able to make to these key areas of focus for our business.”


About Allianz

Allianz Insurance is one of the largest general insurers in the UK and part of the Allianz Group,  a leading integrated financial services provider and the largest property and casualty insurer in the world.  

The mission of Allianz Insurance is to be the outstanding competitor in our chosen markets by delivering products and services that our clients recommend, being a great company to work for and achieving the best combination of profit and growth. We aim to achieve this by putting the customer at the heart of everything we do. 

Allianz is able to offer customers a wide range of products and services including home and motor and commercial insurance with full range of products and service for sole traders' right up to large commercial organisations.  

Allianz Insurance employs over 4,500 people across a network of 20 offices in the UK and the company’s Head Office is situated in Guildford, Surrey.  Our heritage and financial strength help make Allianz what it is today; a safe and trusted partner. Over 40 FTSE100 companies partner with Allianz.  youTalk-insurance sharing Allianz Insurance news and video


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