Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) has announced the appointment of Olav Spiegel as its chief information officer.
Spiegel reports directly to AGCS SE chief operating officer and board member Bettina Dietsche and succeeds Anton von Bebenburg who has moved into a senior advisor role several months ago, supporting the large-scale IT transformation program of AGCS.
In his new role, he leads the firm’s new IT organisation as it transforms itself into an agile IT product delivery organisation. This transformation is targeting a complete overhaul of AGCS’ IT operating model with core IT functions working in partnership with the business, understanding underwriting, claims, finance or sales requirements and converting them into data-driven and digital end-to-end solutions.
Spiegel also has oversight of the IT functions such as workplace strategy and enterprise architecture, driving the further amalgamation of AGCS’ IT into Allianz Group’s systems and platforms.
He joined the business from Allianz SE where he was responsible for developing the workplace strategy for Allianz Group employees, ensuring modern IT equipment, performance both in the office and remotely as well as high security standards.
Spiegel previously joined Allianz in 2016 as head of business operations and COO for Allianz Technology of America (ATA), after having held a variety of positions in consultancy previously.
Dietsche commented: ”Digitalization is an integral part for our NEW AGCS strategy and with our IT Transformation we support the transformation of the wider business into a next-generation insurer. I am delighted that, with Olav, we have found a new CIO who is familiar with AGCS and the wider IT ecosystem in the Allianz Group, in Europe and North America. He also brings a proven track record as digital transformation leader with both technology expertise and change management experience.”