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Allianz names Bart Schlatmann CEO of European direct business

31st August 2018 - Author: Charlie Wood

Insurance giant Allianz has named Bart Schlatmann as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of its European direct business, effective September 1.

Bart SchlatmannSchlatmann, who brings over 20 years’ experience to the role, will lead the consolidation process for Allianz’ European direct business; including the establishment of a new pan-European risk carrier for the group’s direct businesses, starting with the direct businesses in Germany (AllSecur DE), the Netherlands (AllSecur NL), Italy (Genialloyd) and Spain (Fenix Directo).

“I am thrilled that a leader like Bart will join our Allianz team,” commented Ivan de la Sota. “His proven track record in helping businesses transform into digital players with a clear focus on simplicity and agility for the benefit of customers makes him the perfect fit for this role.”

Schlatmann joins Allianz from Russia’s Sberbank, where he served as Chief Transformation Officer, responsible for the digital overhaul of client services. Prior to that, he worked at the ING Group for 22 years, spending his last 10 years as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of ING Netherlands.

He will report to Ivan de la Sota, Board Member and Chief Business Transformation Officer of Allianz SE.

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“I am excited to join Allianz, a group that is transforming to make products and services easy and intuitive for our customers,” said Schlatmann.

“I am looking forward to contributing my experience of reshaping organizational structures in the European direct business to empower our employees, to boost productivity and adapt the organization to the changing needs of our customers.”

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