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HDI recruits former Allianz chief

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HDI Global has appointed former Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) Pacific CEO Willem van Wyk to head up its regional market management practice in Australasia and ASEAN.

Mr van Wyk’s departure from AGCS was announced in July, at the same time as the insurer revealed its exit from financial lines and liability business in the region. He has been on “gardening leave” since being replaced by James Stack in August.

Stefan Feldmann, HDI Global MD and Regional Head ASEAN and Australasia, says Mr van Wyk will start in the newly-created position in January.

The pair previously worked together at AGCS and Mr Feldmann says he is “very much looking forward to working with [Mr van Wyk] again”.

Mr van Wyk has 30 years’ industry experience. He started his insurance career with CGU in South Africa and also worked for Marsh in the Middle East and Australia.