Allianz Announces Senior Leadership Appointments for Sri Lankan Business

Colombo/ Singapore, 23rd May 2019 -- Allianz today announces the appointment of Gany Subramaniam as the Chief Executive Officer of Allianz Insurance Lanka Ltd & Allianz Life Insurance Lanka Ltd (Allianz Lanka), overseeing the growth strategy of the business and with overall management responsibility of all Allianz operations in Sri Lanka. 

Effective 1 June, Gany succeeds Surekha Alles, who leaves Allianz Lanka after more than 12 years with the business.  He will report to Claudia Salem, CEO Property & Casualty, Allianz Asia Pacific. Gany brings more than 16 years’ experience from the insurance industry, having held previous senior positions with AIG in Singapore and Malaysia. 

Gany will join Allianz Lanka’s Board of Directors, which is responsible for supporting the growth agenda of the business.  In addition, Allianz Asia Pacific Head of Special Projects & External Affairs Ruediger Schaefer will serve as Allianz Lanka’s Chairman of the Board of Directors, replacing former Regional CEO George Sartorel, who retired at the end of April. 

Allianz Asia Pacific Regional CEO Solmaz Altin, said, “I’m delighted to appoint Gany to lead our Sri Lankan business at an exciting stage of its development.  Gany brings extensive experience from the insurance sector and is well-versed in what it takes to meet our strategic priorities in the market.  In addition, we welcome the appointment of Ruediger as Chairman and look forward to his stewardship. I would like to  thank Surekha for her service and contribution to Allianz Lanka, and wish her all the best in retirement.

“Allianz Lanka is well-positioned to capitalise on the fast-growing Sri Lankan market and I look forward to working with Gany and Ruediger to ensure our operations continue to go from strength-to-strength.”

Gany Subramaniam