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Appointment : Simon Masding is new Head of Sales and Partnerships for Allianz’s Specialty division.

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Allianz Retail has recruited Simon Masding as Head of Sales and Partnerships for its Speciality Retail division.

The newly-created position within the Speciality Retail senior management team will focus on continuing to build and strengthen the insurer’s relationships with customers, partners and professional bodies for its industry leading pet insurance brand Petplan and Allianz Musical Insurance.

With over 20 years’ experience working for Kraft Foods in senior marketing, trade marketing and sales roles in both business to consumer and business to business environments, Simon brings a wealth of experience to Allianz Retail and a strong track record of driving consistent sales growth. More recently, Simon worked for Mars Drinks as a consultant on their European business portfolio.

Neil Brettell, Director of Petplan said, “We’re excited to have Simon onboard as we look to continue to strengthen our market-leading position across our core sales channels. These channels are integral parts of our business and I believe this new position will allow us to develop even more value-added relationships with our customers, partners and professional bodies.”

On his appointment, Simon said, “I’m delighted to join the Allianz team and really excited about the many opportunities that lay ahead. It’s great to be part of a global player with an industry-leading portfolio that is so highly regarded by both customers and the profession.”

Source : Allianz Press Release