To expand its footprint in the global student mobility market, Christophe Aniel takes on a new role at Allianz Partners as Global Head of International Student Mobility.
Christophe Aniel will lead the recently-created Global Student Mobility Initiative (GSMI) that aims to develop and grow the range of international student health, wellness and travel services on offer across the world. This new strategic unit will work with key internal stakeholders across the business to deploy Allianz Partners’ capabilities in student mobility. This includes, leveraging existing assets such as the market-leading Australia Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) program and the recent acquisition of Mawista, which specializes in health insurance services for foreign students in Germany. He will report to Ida Luka-Lognone, CEO International Heath & Travel and Board Member of Allianz Partners.
Christophe brings extensive experience across the key student markets of Europe, Asia and Australia to this new strategic global role. In his previous position, he led Allianz Partners Greater China as CEO for over 12 years, where under his leadership the business posted solid growth, and became one of the market leaders, particularly in roadside assistance. Prior to that, he held various senior leadership positions within Allianz Partners in France and Australia. Before Allianz Partners, Christophe held other roles in the general insurance arena at AXA, Groupama, and Winterthur.
Ida Luka-Lognone said: “Health and safety will be the number one priority in a post-COVID student travel industry, so we are really excited to grow our offer for students wishing to travel abroad for their studies and accompany them in this period of their lives. We are also taking into consideration the ramifications of the COVID situation to improve our product and service offerings for our key student markets. By centralizing our key assets and innovations in this area under Christophe’s leadership, we are well-positioned to create a globally connected student services ecosystem that will offer peace of mind to foreign students across the world.”