Allianz PNB Life Philippines appoints new President and CEO

(Press Release)

Allianz PNB Life, one of the leading life insurance companies in the Philippines, recently announced the appointment of Joseph Gross as its new President and CEO. Gross brings over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry, having held various senior leadership positions within the Allianz Group.

Gross first joined Allianz in 2002 as Senior Vice President of Strategic Brand Management and Head of CoC Marketing Management in Munich, Germany. In 2010, he was promoted to the role of Executive Vice President – Head of Group Market Management, where he continued to strengthen local and global brand investments and strategic partnerships. This includes the partnership with Bayern Munich and Formula 1, and the recognition as the Number One insurance brand in the world by the Interbrand rankings. In addition, Gross was the global lead in the implementation of the True Customer Centricity strategy, a key performance metric used within the Allianz Group network. From 2016 to 2022, he served as CEO of Allianz Life Insurance Malaysia Bhd. Under his leadership, Allianz Malaysia reached the top 5 ranking in Allianz globally, with 60% revenue (GWP) growth, a massive increase in profitability, new business value, customer satisfaction, and employee engagement.

Gross joins Allianz PNB Life Philippines from his previous role in Germany as Head of Global Executive Strategy and Development, where he was responsible for identifying, placing, and developing the top management of the company.

“I am very excited to build on our accomplishments in the Philippines. Thanks to the leadership of my predecessor, Alex Grenz, and our management team, Allianz PNB Life has become one of the leading life insurance companies in the industry six years after our founding. I look forward to sharing my knowledge and experience in other markets to further strengthen our brand and enhance the experience of our customers, partners, and colleagues,” enthused Gross.

Allianz PNB Life is a joint venture between Allianz Group and PNB, established in 2016. It is now among the country’s leading life insurers and the #1 bancassurance partner, with a comprehensive portfolio of Variable Life products, complemented by a full line of Life protection offerings for individuals and institutions. All their products and services are designed to meet the lifetime financial planning, wealth accumulation, and well-being aspirations of every Filipino family.

“We at Allianz PNB Life are committed to our purpose of securing the lives of more Filipinos. To achieve this, we will consistently introduce new solutions and enhance the ease of doing business with us. Working together with our Life Changers and key partners such as PNB, our organization will strengthen our reputation for placing the customer at the center of everything we do,” assured Gross.

With the appointment of President and CEO Joseph Gross, Allianz PNB Life Philippines is well-positioned to continue its growth trajectory and deliver value to customers and stakeholders.

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