Allianz Trade Group announces CEO leadership change

October 2022

Allianz Trade, the world leader in trade credit insurance, announces today that Aylin Somersan Coqui, currently Group Chief Risk Officer of Allianz SE, will become CEO and Chairperson of the Board of Management of Allianz Trade. This change is subject to regulatory approval, and follows the departure of Clarisse Kopff, who has decided to pursue a new leadership role outside of Allianz as of November 30, 2022.

Aylin Somersan Coqui (46) holds a bachelor’s degree from Davidson College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She began her career as a financial analyst at Morgan Stanley in 1998, and then joined the Allianz Group in 2002. She served in various positions with Allianz Global Investors and PIMCO before holding multiple international leadership roles within the Group: Chief Financial Officer (2013-2015) and Chief Executive Officer (2016-2018) at Allianz Turkey, Chief Human Resources Officer at Allianz SE (2019) and Board Member and Labor Director at Allianz Deutschland AG (2019-2020). Since 2020, Aylin has been Group Risk Chief Officer at Allianz SE.

She will become CEO and Chairperson of the Board of Management of Allianz Trade, and her appointment is subject to the standard regulatory approval requirements.

“We’d like to thank Clarisse for the excellent work she did for Allianz Trade and to wish her well in this new chapter of her career. We wish Aylin all the best in her new role, and are convinced that given her extensive background in both asset management and insurance as well as her technical expertise in risk, she is in an excellent position to oversee the continued momentum of Allianz Trade,” says Chris Townsend, Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE.