Former CEO of Tokio Marine Europe, Kanu has more than 20 years of experience in the insurance industry, holding top positions in many countries and in different markets. Kanu will manage the implementation of the Generali Global Corporate & Commercial business in all markets where GC&C is present, in line with the priorities of the Group's strategic plan "Lifetime Partner 24: Driving Growth".
Commenting on Kanu's appointment, Jean-Laurent Granier, Country Manager France, Europe Assistance & Global Business Lines, said: "I am delighted to welcome Christian Kanu, a leader with a solid and extensive international experience in the insurance sector. His multicultural and multinational background fits perfectly with the strong international nature of GC&C; and I am sure that under his leadership the business unit will continue to have even more relevance in the corporate market. I would also like to thank Manlio Lostuzzi for his work and commitment in guiding GC&C over the years. I wish him all the best in his new career path within the Generali Group."
Kanu has consolidated experience in the insurance sector, in which he has created and managed high value transactions; he was also involved in the management of distribution networks and high-yield insurance portfolios. He holds a five-year degree in Engineering from the "La Sapienza" University of Rome and a master's degree in Business Administration from the Cranfield School of Management (UK).