Delphine Traoré has been appointed as Allianz Africa Regional CEO effective November 1st, 2021. Delphine, who is a member of the Board of Management at Allianz Africa will succeed Coenraad Vrolijk to assume her new role in addition to her current responsibilities as COO.

Coenraad is set to leave Allianz Africa to pursue new opportunities outside of the Allianz Group.

Delphine joined Allianz Group in 2005 in the Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty (AGCS) Canada. She has worked in different capacities including the positions of a Liability Underwriter and Head of Market Management before she became CEO of AGCS Africa in 2012. She joined Allianz Africa as COO in 2017 and remained a non-executive member of the Board of Management of AGCS Africa.

In 2015, Coenraad joined as a Senior Advisor to the Board of Management of Allianz SE and became Allianz Africa Regional CEO in 2017. During his tenure, she oversaw the expansion of Allianz footprint in Morocco, Nigeria and recently East Africa. She has also been able to successfully build a strong regional framework across the continent.

Commenting on the leadership changes, Chris Townsend, Board Member of Allianz SE said, “We thank Coenraad for his contribution and dedication during his time with Allianz and wish him all the best in his future endeavors. We look forward to working with Delphine in this capacity and wish her every success in her new responsibilities.”

The Allianz Group is a global insurer and asset manager with more than 100 million private and corporate customers in more than 70 countries across the world.