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AGCS introduces new North America regional head of property

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) has promoted Jenise Klein (pictured) to the role of North America regional head of property,

Klein succeeds Jill Knecht, who leaves AGCS after 17 years to pursue other opportunities.

Klein joined Allianz in 2015 as a member of the AGCS Alternative Risk Transfer (ART) team, serving as head of underwriting governance and coordination. She later transitioned to the insurance linked securities space with ART Capital Solutions in 2018, where she focused on the corporate property space. Klein later switched to the NA property team earlier this year as senior underwriting product head.

Prior to joining AGCS, Klein spent nearly nine years of her career at Zurich Insurance Company, where she held several roles of increasing responsibility, including as an underwriter with both the primary casualty business and the strategic risk solutions group. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in risk management and Asian studies at Illinois Wesleyan University.

“Jenise is a seasoned leader who is well respected by colleagues, clients and peers and brings a breadth of results-driven insurance and reinsurance experience to her new role,” said AGCS North America president and CEO Bill Scaldaferri.

Scaldaferri also took the opportunity in his statement to thank Knecht for her years of service.

“I’d like to thank Jill for her contributions to AGCS over the past 17 years and look forward to working with Jenise to continue our expanded growth strategy in the North American market with our clients and brokers as our central focus,” the chief executive said.

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