Blanca Berruguete joined Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) as new Global Industry Solution Director for Construction

News | May 5, 2022 | Johannesburg/London/Munich/New York/Paris/São Paulo/Singapore
  • Vertical sales approach: New AGCS function of Global Industry Solution Director to build expertise and bespoke solutions for industry sectors
  • AGCS is targeting new business opportunities in the Construction sector
Blanca Berruguete

Since May 1 2022, dummy Blanca Berruguete took over the role Global Industry Solution Director for Construction at dummy Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS). She joins AGCS from Zurich Insurance, and will be based in Madrid, reporting to Global Head of Distribution dummy Jeremy Sharpe. She becomes the third Global Industry Solution Director joining dummy Paul Schiavone, Global Industry Solution Director for dummy Financial Services, and dummy Jody Yee, Global Industry Solutions Director for dummy Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT).

The Global Industry Solutions Director role is a key part of the 'dummy New AGCS' strategy and its pillar ‘right markets and segments’. The function creates an industry-led sales model for AGCS, with the Global Industry Solutions Directors as single points of contact to drive solutions across all Lines of Business and other Allianz entities. The Director works closely with underwriting and key account management to build industry-specific expertise as well as best practice among the regions and sister Allianz entities, with the goal of finding the best possible solutions for customers within the Allianz universe.

The Construction sector is a fast-paced, project-driven industry that becomes increasingly challenging to manage in light of the newly emerging risks and market volatilities. AGCS is here to help with comprehensive industry solutions particularly targeting building and civil engineering, infrastructure contractors, green energy contractors, heavy and light industry contractors.

Most recently Blanca Berruguete was Construction Line Manager and Global Relationship Leader in the Commercial Lines division of Zurich Insurance Ltd. in Spain, where she focused on construction business and leading the team of underwriters for Corporate & Mid-Market clients and brokers. Berruguete brings more than 20 years of insurance experience and has had several leadership roles in broking and underwriting both in London and Madrid. Prior to joining AGCS, she worked for Generali, Lloyd´s of London, AIG and Zurich.

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) is a leading global corporate insurance carrier and a key business unit of Allianz Group. We provide risk consultancyProperty-Casualty insurance solutions and alternative risk transfer for a wide spectrum of commercial, corporate and specialty risks across nine dedicated lines of business and six regional hubs.

Our customers are as diverse as business can be, ranging from Fortune Global 500 companies to small businesses. Among them are not only the world’s largest consumer brands, financial institutions, tech companies and the global aviation and shipping industry, but also satellite operators or Hollywood film productions. They all look to AGCS for smart solutions and global programs to their largest and most complex risks in a dynamic, multinational business environment and trust us to deliver an outstanding claims experience.

Worldwide, AGCS operates with its own teams in more than 30 countries and through the Allianz Group network and partners in over 200 countries and territories, employing around 4,250 people. As one of the largest Property-Casualty units of Allianz Group, we are backed by strong and stable financial ratings. In 2021, AGCS generated a total of €9.5 billion gross premium globally.

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