Sergio Balbinot
The Allianz SE Supervisory Board appointed Sergio Balbinot as a member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE for a duration of four years starting January 1, 2015. Balbinot has taken over responsibility for the Allianz insurance business in the countries of western and southern Europe (France, Benelux, Italy, Greece, Turkey).
After graduating in economics and completing a scholarship at the European Community, Balbinot joined Generali's Munich office in 1983. In 1986 he moved to Generali's headquarters in Trieste, where he joined the insurance operations department. In 1989 Balbinot relocated to Zurich to take responsibility for Generali's Swiss branch. He moved to Paris in 1992 to manage the international activities of Europ Assistance.
He returned to Trieste in 1995, becoming the area manager for German-speaking countries and France. He was appointed general manager in 2000, managing director in 2002 and group Chief Insurance Officer in 2012. In 2013, he was also nominated chairman of Generali Italia, the company resulting from the reorganisation of the Generali Group in Italy.
In 2011 he was elected president of Insurance Europe. He is a member of several international organisations.
Balbinot is president of Bambini del Danubio, a non-profit association to aid children, which he founded in 2004.