Ruediger Schaefer

Regional Head of
Special Projects & External Affairs,
Allianz Asia Pacific

Ruediger is Allianz’s Regional Head of Special Projects & External Affairs for Asia Pacific.  In this capacity, he is responsible for developing key regulatory and government agency relationships, as well as be in charge of special projects.

Formerly Regional Chief Operating Officer for Allianz in Asia Pacific, Ruediger was responsible for driving the transformation of Allianz’s business model across the region and working closely with the market CEOs to develop “best-in-class” business operations wherever Allianz operates.

In addition, Ruediger worked closely with colleagues in Munich and other global lines in the region, to support the development of new digital models that bring together the unique value propositions that Allianz deploys in this important growth region.

He is a member of the company’s Regional Executive Board, which is responsible for setting and executing its growth strategy in Asia.

Ruediger has extensive experience in transformational change and the digitalization of  business models and had previously held the role of Head of Group Operations in Allianz SE, based in Munich.  

Ruediger holds a PhD in Law and a Law degree from Goethe University, Frankfurt.

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