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Michael Furtschegger appointed Regional Managing Director for Allianz Commercial Germany & Switzerland

From January 1, 2024, current Global Head of Entertainment, Michael Furtschegger will be the new Regional Managing Director for Allianz Commercial in Germany & Switzerland, succeeding Hans-Jörg Mauthe who retires at the end of 2023.

Michael Furtschegger
Michael Furtschegger

From January 1, 2024, Michael Furtschegger, currently Global Head of Entertainment, will head Allianz Commercial’s Germany & Switzerland region as its new Regional Managing Director. Current Managing Director Hans-Jörg Mauthe, who has held various senior leadership positions in his 30+ year career with Allianz Group, will retire at that time.

Michael Furtschegger (46) has been Allianz’s Global Head of Entertainment since October 2020. Previously he was responsible for the Entertainment portfolio of Allianz outside North America as Head of Entertainment International. Michael has been with Allianz since 2009, and his roles have included Executive Assistant to Axel Theis, former CEO of Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS), and Head of Global Strategy & Development for AGCS’s Chief Underwriting Office Specialty. 

Hans-Jörg Mauthe joined Allianz in 1990 as a trainee, and subsequently held several roles at Allianz Versicherungs-AG, among them as Head of Commercial Liability and Head of Corporate Casualty. In 2006, he joined AGCS as Head of Liability / D&O Germany, before becoming Regional Head of Market Management in 2011 and Regional Managing Director Central & Eastern Europe in 2019. In March 2023, he was appointed Commercial Managing Director for the Germany & Switzerland region and has since represented the combined insurance business for mid-sized and large companies in the two markets.

Allianz Commercial’s Entertainment Line of Business will be managed on an interim basis by Global Head of Specialty, Gordon Browne, and a successor will be confirmed at a later date.

Dirk Vogler, Allianz Commercial Chief Regions & Markets Officer, comments: “Hans-Jörg has been a major contributor to Allianz in the Commercial segment for many years. Not only is he highly respected in the market, but also among colleagues. I want to thank him for his many contributions to Allianz over the years. We welcome Michael as his successor, who brings many years of experience to the role and is well known in the market and our business. I wish Michael every success in the future and all the best to Hans-Jörg for his future beyond Allianz.”


About Allianz Commercial

Allianz Commercial is the center of expertise and global line of Allianz Group for insuring mid-sized businesses, large enterprises and specialist risks. Among our customers are the world’s largest consumer brands, financial institutions and industry players, the global aviation and shipping industry as well as family-owned and medium enterprises which are the backbone of the economy. We also cover unique risks such as offshore wind parks, infrastructure projects or Hollywood film productions.

Powered by the employees, financial strength, and network of the world’s #1 insurance brand Allianz, we work together to help our customers prepare for what’s ahead: They trust on us for providing a wide range of traditional and alternative risk transfer solutions, outstanding risk consulting and multinational services as well as seamless claims handling.

Allianz Commercial brings together the large corporate insurance business of Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) and the commercial insurance business of national Allianz Property & Casualty entities serving mid-sized companies. We are present in over 200 countries and territories either though our own teams or the Allianz Group network and partners. In 2022, the integrated business of Allianz Commercial generated more than €19 billion gross premium globally.

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