Allianz looks for global innovation

Allianz Worldwide Partners has appointed Matthias Wuensche as director for global market management and innovation.

Matthias will head up the function that monitors and researches markets around the world, with the aim of generating and implementing new ideas that challenge established business models in the insurance and assistance industry. In order to respond rapidly to new opportunities, he is setting up and developing global innovation centres to create, test, and realise new products, services and business processes.

‘My main goal is to ensure that Allianz Worldwide Partners stays one step ahead of our competitors by identifying strategic growth initiatives,’ said Matthias. ‘In a fast-changing market, we must respond flexibly and efficiently to the needs of customers. In addition, we must aim to proactively drive disruption instead of being disrupted. This will involve coming up with solutions that challenge existing business models. As part of our global strategy and through our innovation centres, we will be launching new products and services – often digital – and certainly change established approaches. Furthermore, we will roll out easily scalable and successful pilots globally, ahead of our competitors.’

He continued, ‘We will also grow both our global as well as pan-regional offers utilizing our customer insights and market knowledge around the globe to do it.’

Matthias will continue to be a member of the board of management at Allianz Global Automotive which he became in the beginning of 2015.