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12 April 2019 Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) Africa
Palesa Mbata, Receptionist at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) Africa

Palesa Mbata, Receptionist at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) Africa

Geoff Tanton, Head of the Line of Business at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) Africa

Geoff Tanton, Head of the Line of Business at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) Africa

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) Africa has appointed Technical Underwriting Manager for MidCorp, Geoff Tanton, as Head of the line of business effective April 1, 2019. Geoff joined AGCS Africa in 2012 as Head of Commercial Solutions. He has almost 30 years of experience in insurance and risk management having worked for companies such as Old Mutual Insure, Santam to name but a few.

“Geoff has done an excellent job in care taking MidCorp since Deanin Jadean’s move to Allianz Africa over a year ago,” said AGCS Africa CEO Thusang Mahlangu. “I would like to congratulate him and wish him well in his new role. I am confident that he will continue to deliver great results which will contribute to our success.”

“I am passionate about what I do and I believe that hard work, self-discipline and determination have enabled me to get to where I am today. I am determined to work better together with my team and the rest of my colleagues to continue to add value to our company,” said Geoff.

The insurer also appointed Palesa Mbata permanently as a Receptionist from April 1, 2019. Palesa joined the company in 2018 to assist with administrative work for a digital project. She then moved to reception once the project was completed. She holds a BA in Corporate Communications from the University of Johannesburg.

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