06/30/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/30/2020 03:07
Allianz Insurance has announced the new appointment of Chris Skolsky to the role of technical claims manager, casualty.
Chris joined Allianz in 2006, starting as a claims assistant, motor. Prior to his new appointment, he held the position of claims specialist. Now reporting to head of casualty claims, Mark Merrix, Chris will be responsible for the claims technical strategy, technical development and performance of Allianz's casualty claims handling centre.
Throughout his time with the business, Chris was a part of the Disease & Run Off team, acting as a deputy team leader, and training and quality controller. He crafted and defined Allianz's Disease Quality Programme and successfully digitalised many of the team's processes.
He also acted as claims performance specialist in the Major Loss team, where he enhanced Allianz's data capabilities. Chris was also involved with Allianz SE where he worked on the bodily injury management framework for all Allianz operating entities.
Mark Merrix, head of casualty claims, Allianz Insurance, commented: 'Chris has a very impressive record during his time at Allianz and I'm delighted to announce his appointment. I have no doubt that his experience and knowledge of the business will bring invaluable expertise to the team.'
About Allianz Insurance
Allianz Insurance plc is one of the largest general insurers in the UK and part of the Allianz Group.
The Allianz Group is one of the world's leading insurers and asset managers with more than 100 million retail and corporate customers in more than 70 countries. Allianz customers benefit from a broad range of personal and corporate insurance services, ranging from property, life and health insurance to assistance services to credit insurance and global business insurance. Allianz is one of the world's largest investors, managing around 740 billion euros on behalf of its insurance customers. Furthermore, our asset managers PIMCO and Allianz Global Investors manage almost 1.6 trillion euros of third-party assets. Thanks to our systematic integration of ecological and social criteria in our business processes and investment decisions, we hold the leading position for insurers in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In 2019, over 147,000 employees achieved total revenues of 142 billion euros and an operating profit of 11.9 billion euros for the group.
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