Rich Soja appointed Global Head of Marine at Allianz Commercial

23 April 2024 — Andrei VICTOR

Allianz Commercial (is the center of expertise and global line of Allianz Group for insuring mid-sized businesses, large enterprises and specialist risks) announced a key appointment to its global Specialty leadership team taking effect immediately.

Thus, Rich Soja, currently Head of Inland Marine/Regional Head of Marine North America, is appointed as Global Head of Marine reporting to Gordon Browne, Global Head of Specialty. Rich Soja will continue to oversee his Regional North America and Inland Marine responsibilities until a successor is confirmed at a later date.

With over 35 years’ experience in Marine insurance, Rich Soja has been with Allianz Commercial in his current leadership role since 2017. Prior to joining Allianz Group, he was in increasingly senior Marine underwriting roles for Chubb, Aspen Insurance, and Tokio Marine.

Soja’s predecessor, Ulrich Kadow, moved to a new role in Allianz Commercial in December 2023 as Global Head of Product Management and Underwriting Transformation. He and his team are focusing on harnessing the potential of technology and digitalization for the benefit of Allianz Commercial, enabling underwriters to assess risks and service clients and brokers as effectively as possible.