Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) appointed Asheen Maikoo and Piet Schutte as Senior Risk Engineers on September 1, 2020, to continue to provide world-class risk consulting services to help businesses in Africa manage, prevent, and reduce risks. Asheen brings over 11 years of experience in power generation, Risk Based Inspection (RBI), risk analysis, maintenance, and operation and performance improvement of power plant systems.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Chemical Engineering) from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal in South Africa. He is also an accredited Risk Examiner and Risk Professional with Steinbeis University in Berlin.

Piet has over nine years of experience in engineering and specializes in fire protection. He has a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) from North West University in South Africa and has accreditations with the University of Greenwich in London, the Automatic Sprinkler Inspection Bureau as well as the South African Qualification & Certification Committee for the fire industry.

“I welcome both Asheen and Piet to Allianz. Asheen’s knowledge of power generation and RBI will be valuable to our team and AGCS’ plans of growing our engineering portfolio’s profitability across the continent. Piet’s deep technical background within the fire protection discipline will supplement the high level of technical capabilities of our existing team and the risk management services offered to our clients,” says Allianz Risk Consultant Head in Africa Deon Venter.

Euler Hermes South Africa appointed Eternity Mashilo as a Financial Controller on September 1, 2020. She has over five years’ experience in the South African insurance industry. Eternity holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting with the University of Pretoria and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. Stephane Rutili, Trade Credit Insurance Country Manager and CEO at Euler Hermes South Africa says: “We are delighted to have Eternity join the Euler Hermes team in Johannesburg. I wish her great success in her new role as a Financial Controller.”

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) SE is a leading global corporate insurance carrier and a key business unit of Allianz Group. We provide risk consultancy, Property-Casualty insurance solutions and alternative risk transfer for a wide spectrum of commercial, corporate and specialty risks across 10 dedicated lines of business.

Our customers are as diverse as business can be, ranging from Fortune Global 500 companies to small businesses, and private individuals. Among them are not only the world’s largest consumer brands, tech companies and the global aviation and shipping industry, but also wineries, satellite operators or Hollywood film productions. They all look to AGCS for smart answers to their largest and most complex risks in a dynamic, multinational business environment and trust us to deliver an outstanding claims experience.

Worldwide, AGCS operates with its own teams in 32 countries and through the Allianz Group network and partners in over 200 countries and territories, employing over 4,450 people. As one of the largest Property-Casualty units of Allianz Group, we are backed by strong and stable financial ratings. In 2019, AGCS generated a total of €9.1 billion gross premium globally.

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About Euler Hermes

Euler Hermes is the global leader in trade credit insurance and a recognized specialist in the areas of surety, collections, structured trade credit and political risk. Our proprietary intelligence network analyses daily changes in corporate solvency representing 92% of global GDP. We give companies the confidence to trade and be paid. We compensate your company in the event of a bad debt, but more importantly, we help you avoid bad debt in the first place. Whenever we provide trade credit insurance or other finance solutions, our priority is predictive protection. But, when the unexpected arrives, our AA credit rating means we have the resources, backed by Allianz to provide compensation to maintain your business. Headquartered in Paris, Euler Hermes is present in 50+ countries with 5,800 employees. In 2019, our consolidated turnover was €2.9 billion and insured global business transactions represented €950 billion in exposure.

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