Virgil SONCUTEAN will take over the Romanian leading insurer's CEO position; Remi VRIGNAUD promoted head of ALLIANZ SE CEO's chancellery

28 April 2016 — Daniela GHETU
Remi VRIGNAUD, CEO of ALLIANZ TIRIAC Asigurari, the Romanian market's leader, will join the Allianz Group's top management, as head of CEO Oliver BATE's chancellery, according to an official announcement of the company. Virgil SONCUTEAN, the company's Chief Sales Officer and deputy general manager, will take over the CEO position starting September 1st.

Remi VRIGNAUD (40) took over the CEO position at ALLIANZ-TIRIAC Asigurari, the Romanian subsidiary of ALLIANZ SE in August 2012. VRIGNAUD had previously occupied various management positions at ALLIANZ Elementar in Vienna. "We are happy to welcome Remi VRIGNAUD as the new CEO of ALLIANZ-TIRIAC Asigurari. His results and his important experience in the insurance field will certainly help him successfully continue the development of the company as a top insurer on the Romanian market", stated Bruce BOWERS, Regional CEO in Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Nord Africa.

"I'm glad I had the opportunity to work here, as well as the chance to contribute to an outstanding performance achieved in a market in full transition and a difficult environment. Each day brought, for me, a new challenge. Month after month, year after year, the Allianz-Tiriac team managed to turn most challenges into opportunities brought to fruition. There are people of great quality here, very good professionals, meaning that Allianz-Tiriac will continue to evolve, to develop sustainably, to improve long-term performance," said Remi VRIGNAUD.

Virgil SONCUTEAN joined ALLIANZ TIRIAC in 2001, as Training Manager and after two years became Regional Sales Manager. In 2006 he became Program Manager "Sales OPEX" & Executive consultant for ALLIANZ SE. Between 2010 and 2012 he held managing position within Allianz Managed Operations and Services SE, heading the Allianz In-House Consulting unit AGO. He returned in Romania in 2013, as Chief Sales Officer for ALLIANZ TIRIAC Asigurari. SONCUTEAN is a graduate of the Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania and has a MBA degree of the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.