Leadership changes at Allianz Cameroon and Allianz Ivory Coast

Abidjan - January 15, 2020

Allianz Africa has announced leadership changes at Allianz Cameroon and Allianz Ivory Coast. These appointments are subject to the approvals of the local regulatory authorities. 

Olivier Malâtre, currently the CEO of Allianz Ivory Coast Non-Life, is appointed CEO of Allianz Cameroon. He will succeed Frédéric Desprez, who will be taking a new position within Allianz to be announced at a later date. These changes will take effect on May 1, 2020, following a two month transition period.

Olivier Malâtre has held the position of CEO of Allianz Côte d'Ivoire Assurances Non-Life since 2015. From 2010 to 2015, he was CEO of Allianz Senegal. Prior to that, he held various management positions within the Allianz Group, notably in France, Lebanon and Asia Pacific. 

Mamadou Koné, currently CEO of Allianz Ivory Coast Life, will take over as CEO of Allianz Ivory Coast Non-Life. His appointment will be effective on March 1, 2020.

Mamadou Koné began his career in 1996 within Axa Côte d'Ivoire. In 2002, he joined the General Secretariat of the CIMA (Conférence Interafricaine des Marchés d'Assurances). As Chief Insurance Controller of the CIMA, he led several supervisory missions to more than a hundred African insurance companies. He joined the Allianz Group in 2010 as Deputy Managing Director of the Life subsidiary in Ivory Coast, and became CEO in 2014. 

 “With these management changes, we continue to simplify, harmonize and strengthen the organizational model of Allianz Africa to better deliver for our customers”, said Coenraad Vrolijk, Regional CEO of Allianz Africa. 

Olivier Malâtre
Mamadou Koné

Press contact

Bahia Mira

Communications officer - Allianz Africa

E-mail: bahia.mira@allianz.fr

About Allianz

The Allianz Group is one of the world's leading insurers and asset managers with more than 92 million retail and corporate customers. 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 708 billion euros on behalf of its insurance customers. Furthermore our asset managers PIMCO and Allianz Global Investors manage more than 1.5 trillion euros of third-party assets. Thanks to its systematic integration of ecological and social criteria in their business processes and investment decisions, Allianz holds the leading position for insurers in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In 2018, over 142,000 employees in more than 80 countries achieved total revenues of 131 billion euros and an operating profit of 11.5 billion euros for the group.


About Allianz Africa

 In Africa, Allianz is currently present in 13 countries and accompanies clients in 39 countries. 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.