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Allianz appoints new head of procurement and property management
Allianz Insurance has appointed Oleh Melnyk as the new head of procurement and property management. He replaces Bettina Gross, who returns to Germany to take on a new role in strategic workforce planning within Allianz Group.
Oleh will lead teams responsible for all operational and strategic work within both Procurement and Property Management. This includes maturing and upskilling both functions, developing and implementing transformational programmes, and further aligning the business areas to best serve Allianz teams and customers.
Prior to joining Allianz, Oleh held senior positions for Pearson and Goldman Sachs in London, Groupe Rocher and L’Oréal in France, and worked for management consultancy Accenture. His procurement and consulting expertise spans financial services, operations and facilities management, real estate and property, business consulting, education, FMCG, packaging and automotive.
Originally from Ukraine, Oleh has lived and worked in France and the UK, and has undertaken a number of multinational assignments. He holds an MSc in Project Management and MSc in International Economy & Finance, and is a fully qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply.
Graham Gibson, chief claims officer, Allianz Insurance, commented:
“I’m delighted to welcome Oleh to the claims senior team. His experience in successfully leading international companies through complex transformational programmes and executing innovative strategies makes him an outstanding addition to our business.
“I’d also like to thank Bettina for her dedication in transforming the function over the last three years, and we’re pleased that she’ll be staying within the Allianz family.”
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About Allianz Insurance
Allianz Insurance plc is one of the largest general insurers in the UK and part of the Allianz Group.
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 740 billion euros on behalf of its insurance customers. Furthermore, our asset managers PIMCO and Allianz Global Investors manage almost 1.6 trillion euros of third-party assets. 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.
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