Allianz Global Assistance Names Phil Hibbert CEO Canada
Canadian travel insurance and assistance provider, Allianz Global Assistance, has appointed Phil Hibbert as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective immediately.
Phil has held key leadership roles within Allianz Global Assistance since March 2012, most recently as CEO of Allianz Global Assistance New Zealand, Singapore & Malaysia. A native New Zealander, Phil joined the company in early 2012 and for the following 10 months led AGA-NZ through the acquisition and integration of Comprehensive Travel Insurance (CTI). Under his leadership, the business has achieved exceptional growth and currently holds the top market position in New Zealand.
Prior to his Allianz experience, Phil gained significant leadership experience through 15 years in the financial services and insurance industries. He has also had success as an entrepreneur, founding an insurance business which was eventually sold to a large insurer in New Zealand.
In his new role as CEO of Allianz Global Assistance Canada, Phil will focus on driving growth with existing and new partners in the company’s strategic distribution channels of travel agencies, brokers and financial institutions. Additionally, he will lead the company’s continued expansion as a medical assistance and cost containment provider of choice for Canadian and international insurers. He will also guide the Canadian operations in completing all integration activities related to the January 2015 merger with TIC Travel Insurance Coordinators.
Commenting on his appointment, Phil said: “I’m delighted to be joining Allianz Global Assistance Canada as its new CEO. The Canadian operation has made the most of its recent merger, realizing incredible growth during its evolution into a leading provider of comprehensive travel insurance and high-touch assistance services, spanning all distribution channels. I am excited to lead the Canadian team in continuing to build on this momentum, while finding new and innovative ways to leverage technology and improve service for our partners and customers.”