Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) has announced the appointment of Maria Grace as global head of property, effective 17 April 2021.
Grace will report directly to Tony Buckle, chief underwriting officer, corporate and succeeds Thierry Portevin, who leads AGCS’s global risk consulting team since March 2021.
Grace has over 23 years of commercial underwriting and claims experience and joins the firm from Everest Re Group, where she most recently served as chief underwriting officer and property and inland marine at the Group’s Insurance Company.
Prior to Everest Re, she held a number of executive and managerial roles at Starr Companies, AIG North America and AIG’s Latin American and Caribbean division.
Currently based in the United States, she will re-locate to AGCS’s headquarters in Munich in the coming months.
Buckle says: “I am delighted to welcome Maria to AGCS as Global Head of Property. She has wide experience in both underwriting and claims and a proven track record in terms of both technical excellence and profitable growth across the market cycle. We will all benefit from her experience and energy as we take Corporate Property forward and make the most of current market opportunities globally."