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Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty announces personnel moves

Allianz Group’s specialist corporate insurer, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, said Rich Soja will become North American regional head of marine and Henning Haagen will take over as North American regional head of specialty lines.

Allianz said the appointment follows the retirement of John Barnwell after more than 20 years with the company. Allianz provides insurance for megayachts, yachts and other boats.

Soja also will continue in his current role as global head of inland marine; Haagen will continue as Northeast zone executive.

As head of specialty, Haagen will now be responsible for the aviation, energy, entertainment and marine segments for North America.

Soja joined Allianz in August of this year from Tokio Marine Management, where he was senior vice president of marine.

As the new global head of inland marine for Allianz, he is responsible for the oversight of both the global and North American inland marine strategies with key distribution partners. As the regional head of marine for North America, he will oversee the underwriting of both inland and ocean marine classes of business. 

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