Frédéric Desprez appointed Head of Brokerage and Managing Director of Paris Hub for Allianz Africa

Casablanca | April 6, 2020    

Allianz Africa appointed Frédéric Desprez as Head of Brokerage and Managing Director of Paris Hub for Allianz Africa, effective July 1, 2020.

Frédéric Desprez has held the position of Managing Director of Allianz Cameroon Life and Non-Life since 2017. Prior to joining Allianz, he managed the activities of the Gras Savoye Willis Group as Managing Director in three countries in Africa, namely Cameroon, Senegal and Ivory Coast.

"In his new role, Frédéric will continue to strengthen our business relationships with international and Pan-African brokers in order to contribute significantly to the achievement of Allianz Africa's strategic ambitions," said Coenraad Vrolijk, Regional CEO of Allianz Africa.

Frédéric Desprez, Head of Brokerage - Allianz Africa

Frédéric holds a Master degree from the ‘’Ecole Centrale Paris’’ and a Postgraduate degree in International Law.

He began his career in the Aviation industry as Deputy Head of Commercial Networks at Eurocopter (now Airbus Helicopters SAS) before joining the insurance brokerage sector where he held the position of Aviation Director at Marsh France.

Frédéric will be based in Paris. He will report to Delphine Traoré, COO of Allianz Africa. Married and father of two children, he has been skydiving for over 20 years and he is a licensed private airplane pilot.

For further information please contact:

Meryem Hammouch

Head of Communications & Marketing for Allianz Africa

About Allianz

The Allianz Group is one of the world's leading insurers and asset managers with more than 100 million retail and corporate customers in more than 70 countries. Allianz customers benefit from a broad range of personal and corporate insurance services, ranging from property, life and health insurance to assistance services to credit insurance and global business insurance. Allianz is one of the world’s largest investors, managing around 754 billion euros on behalf of its insurance customers. Furthermore, our asset managers PIMCO and Allianz Global Investors manage almost 1.7 trillion euros of third-party assets. Thanks to our systematic integration of ecological and social criteria in our business processes and investment decisions, we hold the leading position for insurers in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In 2019, over 147,000 employees achieved total revenues of 142 billion euros and an operating profit of 11.9 billion euros for the group.

About Allianz Africa

In Africa, Allianz is currently present in 12 countries and accompanies clients in 40 markets. Its 1,500 employees achieved regional revenues of 588 million euros in 2018. Allianz also provides micro-insurance for 500,000 low-income families and individuals in Africa.