Allianz Insurance Lanka Limited has announced that Alan Smee has assumed duties as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Country Manager of the Company, with effect from 1st November 2022. Mr. Smee has served on the Board of Directors of Allianz Insurance Lanka Limited since June 2015, having also served as Chairman of the Board from March to October 2022. Alan Smee is replacing Gany Subramaniam, who has moved into a new role at Allianz Asia Pacific’s regional office.
Alan has built a long and illustrious career with Allianz, globally, having commenced his journey with the insurance giant as a Senior Actuary in 1999 at Allianz Australia, with a brief intermission from August 2003 to August 2006, during which time he served as a Director at Ernst & Young Australia.
Alan Smee spent time at Allianz Headquarters, as Head of Pricing in Global P&C from 2006 to 2008, involved in the transformational Sustainability project. From 2009 to 2013, Mr. Smee was the Head of Retail P&C and then the Head of Technical for Allianz Turkey. He was instrumental in transforming Allianz Turkey into one of the most profitable P&C insurers in that market, achieving phenomenal increases in market share.
More recently he has been serving in the Allianz Asia Pacific Region, most recently as the P&C Technical Head. He has also sat on various Committees and Boards and has led many very successful regional conferences and online broadcasts. He has successfully executed many valuable projects including regional pricing, midcorp business, strategic studies, integration activities and IT projects.
Mr. Smee is a consummate insurance professional and is a Fellow of the Actuaries Institute of Australia, while also holding a bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Master’s in Applied Statistics from Macquarie University, Australia.
Allianz Insurance Lanka Ltd. and Allianz Life Insurance Lanka Ltd., known together as Allianz Lanka, are fully owned subsidiaries of Allianz SE, a global financial services provider with services predominantly in the insurance and asset management businesses, headquartered in Munich, Germany. The global strength and solid capitalization of the Allianz Group, coupled with local expertise and business know-how, have been Allianz Lanka’s powerful formula for success.