AGCS named the currently Regional Head of HR for CEE as Global Head of HR

9 July 2019 — Andrei Victor
ALLIANZ Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS), the corporate insurance carrier of ALLIANZ Group, announces the appointment of Melanie GILLIG (currently Regional Head of HR for Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) as Global Head of Human Resources (HR) effective January 1, 2020.

She will succeed Dot COWNIE, who retires from AGCS at the end of 2019, and report to Chief Operating Officer Bettina DIETSCHE.

AGCS mentioned "a successor for Melanie in Central and Eastern Europe will be announced at a later date. As a key global line of ALLIANZ Group, AGCS employs 4,400 staff of 70 nationalities in its own 34 office locations globally".

Melanie GILLIG joined AGCS as Regional Head of HR for CEE in January 2015, and since that time, she gained relevant insights which she will apply on a global scale in the new role. Originally joining ALLIANZ Group in 2007 as Executive Assistant to the CFO of ALLIANZ Germany, she then spent more than five years in increasingly senior regional and divisional sales management roles for the sales and consulting division of ALLIANZ Germany. As a part of the sales focused roles and during her studies she also regularly dealt with HR topics. Melanie GILLIG holds a Ph.D from the Technical University in Munich as well as a diploma in business management from Ludwigs-Maximilian University in Munich.

Dot COWNIE joined AGCS in April 2016, and has over 20 years experience in a variety of senior financial services HR roles. She retires from AGCS to pursue her long-held personal interest in supporting youth and leadership development in the voluntary sector.

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