Board of Management

The Allianz Partners Board of Management is made up of experts from a variety of backgrounds. Read more about each of our Board Members below.  

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.

Mike Nelson - CEO  Travel Insurance at Allianz Partners
Jean-Marc Pailhol was appointed Chief Global Strategic Partnerships and member of the Board of Allianz Partners in January 2020. He joined the Allianz Group in 2009 and held positions such as Head of Distribution Unit and SME/Midcorp/Corporate Business (Allianz France) and Head of Group Market Management & Distribution (Allianz SE). Jean-Marc Pailhol began his career in IT and Banking.  He holds a Master’s degree in Private Law and Political Sciences and an MBA from the ESSEC Business School. 
Ida Luka-Lognoné - CEO of International Health at Allianz Partners

In 2020 Ida Luka-Lognoné was appointed CEO of Travel in addition to International Health after joining the Board of Allianz Partners in 2014 as Head of Strategy, Innovation and Market Management. 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 in 2007 of APAC.

Ida graduated from Cracow Jagiellonian University, Inalco in France and completed Executive Programs of INSEAD.  

Claudius Leibfritz - CEO of Automotive at Allianz Partners
Philipp Kroetz was appointed Chief Transformation Officer and member of Allianz Partners’ Board of Management in January 2021. He first joined Allianz in 2011 as Chief Sales Officer and Member of the Management Board of Allianz Automotive, before becoming Chief Underwriting Officer for Specialty Lines and Germany at Allianz Partners in 2014. In 2016, Philipp became CEO of German-speaking countries and the SEE region, before being appointed Global Head of “Allianz Customer Model” and Member of the Executive Committee in 2019, responsible for the standardization and harmonization of all products and processes.

Prior to joining Allianz, Philipp was Associate Partner at McKinsey. He holds an MSc, Finance and Accounting, from London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). 
Tomas Kunzmann - CEO Assistance at Allianz Partners

TTomas Kunzmann was appointed CEO 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.

Damien Ladous - Chief Financial Officer at Allianz Partners

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.

Damien Ladous - Chief Financial Officer at Allianz Partners

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.

Lars Rogge - Chief Operations Officer at Allianz Partners
Lars Rogge was appointed Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Board of Allianz Partners in April 2020. He began his career in 2001 as Project Manager at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants in Munich. From 2007 to 2009 Lars Rogge was Head of Section Process Management, Policies & Procedures at Deutsche Börse AG in Frankfurt. He joined Allianz SE in 2009 as Head of Group Project Office, responsible for the development of the “Core Group Project” Portfolio in alignment with the Group's strategy. From 2014 to 2015 Lars Rogge was Head of COO Office & Head of Central Program Steering "Betrieb 2020" at Allianz Deutschland AG, supporting the COO in the management of Operations. In 2015 he became Global Head of Operations Travel, Assistance & Digital at Allianz Partners. Lars Rogge holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich.