The firm’s focus under its new management will remain on boosting growth, says new boss

Allianz Partners has today (20 September 2022) announced that Tomas Kunzmann has been appointed as the firm’s new chief executive.

He will succeed Sirma Boshnakova, who was made a board member of Allianz SE earlier this year.

Kunzmann was previously Allianz Partners’ chief executive of mobility and assistance and a member of the board.

Boshnakova said: “Given his experience at Allianz Partners, he’ll bring business continuity, hands-on market knowledge and a strong track record of collaboration and implementation to the role.

“He is in a clear position to accelerate the momentum that we have achieved at Allianz Partners in delivering excellence and simplicity at scale for the benefit of our customers and I wish him the very best of luck in his new position.”

Since 2020, Kunzmann has been leading the mobility and assistance line of business for Allianz Partners as its chief executive and board member.

His latest move will see Laurent Floquet succeed him as chief executive of mobility and assistance and a board member of Allianz Partners, effective from 1 September 2022.

The news of Kunzmann’s appointments follows Allianz Partners revealing in July this year that Tim Tozer will step down as UK and Ireland chief executive on 30 September, with Lee Taylor suceeding him. 

Boosting growth focus

Kunzmann said: “After two years leading the mobility and assistance business, I am proud and humbled to take the reins of the Allianz Partners’ organisation and lead the business into the future, not just as the global leader in assistance business and insurance that it is today, but as the one offering the best customer experience globally.

“Our focus will remain on boosting growth, by strengthening our core activities and building new business models and ecosystem platforms.”

Kunzmann initially joined the Allianz Group in 2009, holding various positions at Allianz Private Krankenversicherung (APKV), including head of health underwriting.

In 2013, he joined Allianz’ German sales organization (ABV) as sales manager before taking responsibility for regional branch offices in Ingolstadt and then Kempten.

He later moved to Allianz SE in 2017 as executive assistant to the chief executive Oliver Bäte and then held the role of interim head of the chief executive office.