Thierry Portevin will head up the risk consulting team, which is made up of engineers from a wide range of technical and scientific disciplines

Thierry Portevin has been named global Head of Allianz Risk Consulting, reporting directly to chief underwriting officer corporate, Tony Buckle. Portevin succeeds Tina Baacke, who left AGCS at the end of 2020.

He was previously global head of property at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) will be. Before this he was global head of engineering for AGCS from May 2012 to August 2016.

Portevin started his career as an engineering and construction project manager for organisations including the National Institute for Ocean Science (France) and Jacobs.

With over 280 staff spread across 24 locations worldwide, ARC’s risk engineers and industry experts provide a wide range of risk consulting services to help businesses manage, prevent, and reduce risks, whatever the industry.

This includes site surveys of industrial facilities, desktop reviews and risk assessments to support the underwriting of corporate risks across all ten lines of business of AGCS and to offer guidance to companies on loss control measures.

Tony Buckle commented: “The ARC team are absolutely central to both exposure assessment in underwriting as well as risk mitigation for our clients… ARC will benefit from his commercial understanding, underwriting perspectives and his data focus. As we leverage third party data and Insurtech in our core business, Thierry will ensure we adapt to the new risks our clients are facing and continue to offer market-leading solutions.”

ARC is made up of engineers from a wide range of technical and scientific disciplines – including ship captains, machine engineers specialised both in traditional and renewable energy generation, cyber security specialists, pharmacists or cargo & logistic experts.

It provides a range of risk consulting services from natural hazards, fire protection and human element reporting through to in-depth analysis of industrial operations, Environmental Social & Governance (ESG) factors, and financial exposures, across all industrial sectors and risks.