Solmaz Altin is Allianz’s Regional Chief Executive Officer for Asia Pacific, effective May 1, 2019. Solmaz previously held the Deputy Regional CEO position having assumed the role in June 2018. In addition, he is a Member of the Allianz Asia Regional Executive Board, which is responsible for setting and executing Allianz’s growth strategy in Asia.
Before moving to Asia, Solmaz held the Chief Digital Officer of Allianz SE since January 2016. He managed the Group’s digital transformation, which includes its global direct business, big data/machine learning programme, as well as its strategic partnerships with major tech companies.
He is the founder of the Group’s venture capital investment unit Allianz X, as well as its Global Digital Factory, established in 2016 to transform customer experiences across its international retail businesses.
Solmaz joined the Group in 2009, as Chief Risk Officer of Allianz Turkey. He was subsequently promoted to the role of CEO, Allianz Turkey (2013-2015), where he oversaw the acquisition and integration of the Yapi Kredi Insurance entities, and led the business to become the insurance market leader in Turkey.
Solmaz began his career as a team leader within Dresdner Bank’s retail customer care centre, and went on to spend eight years in financial institutions advisory with PricewaterhouseCoopers and KPMG. Originally from Krefeld, Germany, Solmaz holds a graduate degree in Business Administration and Economics from Gerhard-Mercator-University in Duisburg, Germany. He is married and has two sons.