Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) has announced the appointment of Phil Curtis as global head of human resources, effective April 1. Curtis (pictured above) succeeds Dr Melanie Gillig, who is moving to Allianz SE as program lead for Future Work. AGCS employs 4,250 people across 31 countries.
Curtis joins AGCS from his current role as head of HR and change at Allianz SE. in that role, he managed HR for 2,000 employees working in Allianz Group’s headquarters unit. Curtis’ previous HR management roles at Allianz include head of global HR operations at Allianz Global Investors. Prior to joining Allianz in 2012, Curtis held a variety of HR positions in global financial services companies, including UniCredit and UBS.
In his new role, Curtis will spearhead various initiatives to make AGCS an employer of choice for current and future employees. Priority focus will be on attracting, developing, and retaining talent to support the company’s growth strategy and driving further growth of its cultural transformation journey.
“I am very pleased to welcome Phil to AGCS and have him on board,” said Bettina Dietsche, chief operating officer and AGCS board member. “His global business experience and HR expertise is a great addition to our team, and I look forward to working together with him to enable our further growth and drive talent attraction and development.”
Gillig joined Allianz Group in 2007 and has been with AGCS since 2015, first as regional head of HR for CEE, before moving into the role of global head of HR in January 2020.
“I would like to thank Melanie for her strategic leadership of our HR team and strong engagement in her role in our business turnaround and cultural exchange program,” Dietsche said. “In addition, during her time at AGCS, she enabled a wide range of flexible working and wellbeing initiatives for our global staff during the pandemic.”