New talent to head Allianz Global Assistance team

John Myler.

Allianz Global Assistance, a global leader in travel insurance and emergency assistance services has appointed insurance leader, John Myler as their new Chief Executive Officer, commencing 7 January 2013.

John joins the Allianz Global Assistance team after six years with Allianz Australia Insurance Ltd as General Manager, Direct and Life Insurance. With over 15 years in the insurance industry, John has in-depth experience in managing the strategic positioning of insurance brands, contact centre
management, claims management and people development programs.

Asia Pacific Zone Director, Roland Rykart, said the appointment was a natural decision based on John’s remarkable track record and his intimate knowledge of the Australian insurance industry. He was selected for his strong-results focused leadership that we know will continue to drive the growth of not only our business, but our clients’ business.

“John has delivered impressive business outcomes for Allianz Australia and we look forward to the same strategic vision and high energy he will bring to our team,” said Rykart.

With strong leadership capabilities, John will continue to keep the client and customer at the core of his business decisions to ensure the Allianz Global Assistance team remains the market leader in travel insurance and emergency assistance.

“I have a real passion for the Allianz Global Assistance business. I see an immense opportunity to lead it into the next stage of growth to build on the core strength of the business, using local expertise and global networks to help people in need.

With strong growth targets, I look forward to the challenge of creating a dynamic environment that will enable an even stronger focus to drive the business success of our clients and partners,” said Myler.

Previous to Allianz Australia, John held senior management positions for Customer Essential Australia, Shannons Insurance and APIA.

Source = Allianz Global Assistance
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