Board of Management
Chief Executive Officer
In April 2019, Sirma Boshnakova was appointed CEO of Allianz Partners following 4 years at Allianz SE as Executive Vice President / Head of Business Division for Southern and Western Europe. Prior to this, she served as Board Chairman of a Health and Life Insurance company and CEO of non-life Insurance Group of companies. Sirma has also worked as COO and Executive VP Sales within the insurance sector, having begun her career in a Consultancy group.
Sirma holds both a Masters and a Ph.D in Economics.
Chief Global Strategic Partnerships Officer
joining the Board of Allianz Partners in 2014 as Head of Strategy and Innovation. Having joined Elvia Travel Insurance Group in 1992, she was appointed Director of Business Development for Central and Eastern Europe in 1996. She became Director of the European Region for Mondial Assistance Group in 2000, and a Member of its Executive Committee in 2002, in charge of EMEA and APAC in 2007. Ida holds a Masters degree from Krakow University and Paris Inalco, and completed Executive Programs of INSEAD. She a sponsor of Allianz NEO, the Allianz global network that focus on gender inclusion. In recognition of her professional achievements and contribution to the French economy, Ida Luka-Lognoné was awarded the French Legion d'Honneur.
Chief Transformation Officer
Laurent Floquet was appointed Chief Transformation Officer and Member of the Board of Management of Allianz Partners in January 2022. Laurent first joined the Allianz Group in 2014 as Head of Business development for Allianz Technology. Starting 2016, he was Chief Sales Officer for the Assistance Business at Allianz Partners, leading the sales organization in addition to the development of Global Accounts for Assistance. Laurent has led the North Central and Eastern European (NCEE) markets since 2019 as Regional CEO.
Prior to joining the Allianz Group, Laurent spent over 10 years at Accenture as a Partner. He holds an MBA from E.M. Lyon.
CEO Mobility and Assistance
Tomas Kunzmann was appointed CEO Mobility and Assistance and member of Allianz Partners’ Board of Management in September 2020.
Tomas joined the Allianz Group in 2009, holding various positions at Allianz Private Krankenversicherung (APKV), including the Head of Health Underwriting.
In 2013, he joined Allianz’ German sales organization (ABV) as Sales Manager before heading up the Regional Branch Offices in Ingolstadt and then Kempten. In 2017, Tomas joined Allianz SE as Executive Assistant to the CEO and then held the role of Interim Head of the CEO Office.
On June 1st 2021, Damien Ladous was appointed CEO Travel, maintaining his role as member of the Allianz Partners Board of Management.
From August 2020 until June 1st 2021 he was Chief Financial Officer and Allianz Partners Board Member. He first joined Allianz in 2006 where he worked on M&A and Corporate Finance at Allianz France before moving to Controlling in 2011.
He then joined Allianz SE in 2012 to work on Controlling and Capital Management activities, before moving in 2015 to the Strategy and Portfolio Management team. Before his current role, he headed the Planning & Controlling function at Allianz France since 2018.
Damien has a degree in electrical engineering from Grenoble INP and a degree in finance from EM Lyon.
Chief Financial Officer
Julia Unkel was appointed Chief Financial Officer and member of Allianz Partners’ Board of Management on June 1st 2021. Julia joined Allianz Partners in 2020 as Global Head of Special Projects and member of the Executive Committee were she played a key role in strategic projects in the areas of finance, legal and compliance transformation.
Julia held several leadership positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers for more than 11 years and has a wide experience in the insurance industry, including audits and regulatory implementation projects of international and national insurance groups and became a partner in 2009. Julia holds a degree in Law from the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Heidelberg, Germany and has successfully completed the certified auditor qualification.
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Markets Officer
Elena Edwards was appointed Chief Markets Officer and member of the Board of Allianz Partners in February 2022, in addition to her role as Regional CEO for North America. Elena joined Allianz Partners in 2019 as General Manager and was later named CEO of Allianz Partners USA. Prior to Allianz Partners, she had over 30 years of leadership experience with GE companies, including 17 years in the insurance industry. Elena worked at Genworth Financial, where she was the President of the Long Term Care Insurance Closed Block business. Other previous positions included multiple functional leadership roles, including Chief Operating Officer of the US Life Insurance Division.
Elena holds a Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Union College.