By: 4 July 2023
Allianz Commercial announces new chief distribution officer

Nick Hobbs has been named Allianz Commercial’s chief distribution officer in the UK. 

In this new role, he will oversee all elements of distribution for Allianz Commercial’s recently announced UK integration, including large-corp, speciality, mid-corp, digital/SME, and engineering inspection. 

His role will be crucial to achieving the goal of unifying Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) UK, which focuses on large clients, and Allianz Holdings UK commercial business under one strategy and approach. 

He is uniquely qualified for this, drawing on more than 30 years of industry experience. 

Hobbs has worked for the Allianz group since 2091. Before joining Allianz UK in 2011 as head of strategic account management, he held several positions at AGCS in the UK, Europe, and North America. 

He later served as director of broker markets. He was made chief distribution and regions officer in July 2021 for Allianz’s Holdings’s commercial operations in the UK. 

Nadia Côté, commercial managing director UK, commented on the appointment, saying: “Creating this chief distribution officer role across all of our commercial areas in the UK will make things easier for our customers and distribution partners and reinforces our desire to position Allianz as a clear leader in the commercial market in the UK. 

“I’m excited to collaborate with Nick to unleash the full potential of Allianz for our customers, as he is the obvious choice for the position given his extensive experience.” 

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