New CEO in New Zealand for the global specialist in travel assistance and insurance

Allianz Global Assistance, New Zealand’s leading travel insurance and assistance provider, and the specialist brand of Allianz Worldwide Partners, is proud to announce the nomination of their new CEO, Renato Mattos.

The newly-appointed Chief Executive Officer takes the reins immediately from former CEO Phil Hibbert, and steps in at a time of considerable growth within the business so his energy and experience are poised to be invaluable.

Renato Mattos, age 42, will bring his extensive experience built from his previous roles at Allianz Worldwide Partners in the European, South American and Asia Pacific markets. His focused leadership and wealth of industry experience has led to the successful implementation of best practice programs across the globe. Most recently, he was Chief Operating Officer for the Asia Pacific region, responsible for driving operational improvements and transformational change.

In his new role, Mattos will focus on taking the business in New Zealand to the next level, including enhancing and diversifying the current product portfolios and services available.

Commenting on his appointment, Mattos says: “It’s going to be a great privilege to lead the business through this exciting phase. The main focus will be diversifying the business offerings and strengthening our relationship with current partners.

“I have been part of the Allianz family for over 14 years which has allowed me to work with numerous parts of the business in many different markets. This role is an exciting new challenge and I look forward to taking us to the next level.”

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