The FINANCIAL -- Allianz has announced the appointment of Joos Louwerier as Country Manager & CEO, Allianz Life Indonesia, where he will oversee the growth strategy and have overall management responsibility of all Allianz operations in Indonesia.
Joos succeeds Joachim Wessling, who is stepping down to pursue external opportunities.
Joos is currently CEO of Allianz Life Korea, and brings with him more than 16 years of experience in the global insurance industry. Prior to joining Allianz in 2013, Joos held various senior positions with ING in Asia, in the areas of operations, risk management, bancassurance and marketing.
George Sartorel, Regional CEO, Asia Pacific, Allianz, said, “I’m delighted to welcome Joos to Allianz Indonesia. He is an exceptional leader with a proven track record in building brands, driving value and delivering customer-first priorities. I’m confident Joos will lead our team to further success in this dynamic growth market, according to Allianz.
“Joachim has made an important contribution to our achievements in Indonesia in the last 7 years, and I wish him the very best in his future endeavours.” Added Joos, “I’m excited to be joining the Allianz Indonesia family, and the possibilities that lie ahead. With a high-quality franchise and a talented team, I look forward to driving our success in one of the fastest-growing insurance markets in the world.”
Also, Handojo G. Kusuma, has been appointed Deputy CEO for Allianz Life Indonesia. In his new role, he will oversee Distribution and Market Management to expand sales and channel growth in Indonesia.
Both Joos and Handojo will also join the Board of Directors of Allianz Life Indonesia; while Joachim will remain with the business in the interim to support an orderly transition. Joos and Handojo’s appointments are subjected to regulatory approval.