Brian Kirwan steps up

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Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) has promoted its regional unit London head of market management & communications Brian Kirwan to become chief executive.

Kirwan will report directly to AGCS chief regions & markets officer Carsten Scheffel with effect from 1 October.

He joined AGCS team in 2011 and has held various executive roles in the Allianz Risk Transfer (ART) division.

His promotion is a result of the Allianz decision to expand the AGCS board. Brian will also retain his regional responsibility for market management and communications.

Scheffel said: “I am very pleased to see Brian progress into this role. With his strong background in market management and his strategic experience, he is the ideal person to drive AGCS UK forward.”