24 January 2022

Allianz appoints Regional Head of Entertainment

Submitted by MyPressportal Team

January 21, 2021. Effective March 14, Jan Prechtl will be appointed as Regional Head of Entertainment Underwriting European and Ibero-Latam (ILA) Regions at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS). Based in Paris, Jan will become a member of the Mediterranean & Africa Regional Executive Management Team, with additional responsibilities across the Ibero-LATAM and the Central and Eastern Europe Regions. He will report to Patrick Thiels, Managing Director of AGCS Mediterranean & Africa Region and Michael Furtschegger, AGCS Global Head of Entertainment.

Jan Prechtl (41) is currently the Key Account Manager at AGCS Switzerland, Division of Allianz Risk Transfer AG. Prior to joining AGCS in 2017, Jan was a Senior Key Account Manager at Euler Hermes Switzerland and a member of the Euler Hermes Super Platinum Club for his proven record of accomplishments.

Before joining the Allianz Group in 2011, Jan held several positions at Zurich Insurance Group.  He has a Bachelor’s degree in Tourism and Travel from the University of Tourism Management, Switzerland. He also holds Certificates in Advance Studies (CAS) for Commodity Professional, as well as Digital Insurance from University of Applied Science in Business Administration (HWZ).  

Patrick Thiels says “I am delighted to welcome Jan to the Mediterranean & Africa Executive Management Team. He has wide experience and I looking forward to have him lead Entertainment for the Mediterranean & Africa Region and across Europe.

Michael Furtschegger comments“I am glad that Jan joins our Entertainment team. With his international mindset and gained Entertainment experience in German speaking markets, he is the right person to further develop our European and Ibero-Latam regions!”


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About Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty 

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) is a leading global corporate insurance carrier and a key business unit of Allianz Group. We provide risk consultancyProperty-Casualty insurance solutions and alternative risk transfer for a wide spectrum of commercial, corporate and specialty risks across 10 dedicated lines of business. 

Our customers are as diverse as business can be, ranging from Fortune Global 500 companies to small businesses, and private individuals. Among them are not only the world’s largest consumer brands, tech companies and the global aviation and shipping industry, but also satellite operators or Hollywood film productions. They all look to AGCS for smart answers to their largest and most complex risks in a dynamic, multinational business environment and trust us to deliver an outstanding claims experience

Worldwide, AGCS operates with its own teams in 31 countries and through the Allianz Group network and partners in over 200 countries and territories, employing over 4,400 people. As one of the largest Property-Casualty units of Allianz Group, we are backed by strong and stable financial ratings. In 2020, AGCS generated a total of €9.3 billion gross premium globally. 


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