Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE  (AGCS) has appointed Linda Regner Dykeman as Chief Agent of Canada. Effective immediately, Dykeman will lead AGCS’ Canadian business operations, reporting to Bill Scaldaferri, AGCS President & CEO for North America.

Based in Toronto, she succeeds Ulrich Kadow, who served as Chief Agent of Canada for more than four years before moving into a new role as AGCS Global Head of Marine, effective July 1, 2019.

Since 2016, Dykeman has been the Head of MidCorp for AGCS Canada. During this time, she developed and executed the MidCorp strategy for Canada, and has overseen a strong and growing team of underwriters and managers. She has more than 25 years of commercial insurance and leadership experience. She first joined Allianz from Travelers Canada where she served as Head of Business Insurance, and also previously held the role of Senior Vice President, Specialty Insurance and National Business Development for Aviva Canada.

A successor to Dykeman as the Head of MidCorp for AGCS Canada will be announced in due time.

“Linda’s deep understanding of the Canadian market and her proven leadership skills in the MidCorp space make her a natural successor to Ulrich and someone I greatly look forward to working closely with,” said Scaldaferri. “Canada is and remains an area of great strategic importance for AGCS both within North America and globally.”

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