Allianz Asia Names New Regional CEO for Life & Health Business

Singapore, 11th June 2019 -- Allianz has appointed Anusha Thavarajah as its new Chief Executive Officer, Life & Health for Asia Pacific.

Anusha is responsible for the P&L and functional development of Allianz’s Life & Health business in Asia – advancing the segment’s strong growth to meet Allianz Asia’s long-term strategic priorities in the region.

Based in Allianz’s regional head office in Singapore, Anusha will report to Allianz Asia Pacific Regional CEO Solmaz Altin and serve as a member of the Allianz Asia Pacific Regional Executive Board.  Her starting date, expected to be in the fourth quarter of 2019, will be announced in due course.

Solmaz Altin, Regional Chief Executive, Allianz Asia Pacific, said, “We are delighted to appoint Anusha to lead our regional Life & Health operations in Asia.  As a key member of our senior regional leadership team, Anusha’s significant experience in insurance and management, plus strong track record for driving innovation and delivering on customer-focused business strategies, will be a vital resource for the business in pursuit of our growth ambitions across the region.  We look forward to welcoming her aboard.”

Anusha joins Allianz from AIA Berhad in Malaysia, where she most recently led the business as its Chief Executive Officer.  Anusha brings close to 30 years’ experience from the financial services industry having served in various senior leadership roles in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Malaysia, covering Life, Health, Takaful across Finance, Actuarial, Product, Business & Operations.

Anusha received a First Class Honours degree in Mathematics & Statistics from the University of Birmingham and is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries, United Kingdom.

Anusha Thavarajah
Chief Executive Officer, Life & Health for Asia Pacific.