New CEO for Allianz Worldwide Care

Allianz Worldwide Care is appointing Ida Luka-Lognoné as chief executive officer, taking over the role vacated by Ron Buchan who has retired.

Luka-Lognoné has over 20 years in the insurance industry, joining Elvia Travel Insurance Group in 1992, she was appointed director of business development for central and eastern Europe in 1996.  She became director of the European region for Mondial Assistance Group in 2000, and member of its executive committee in 2002. Before joining Allianz Worldwide Partners’ executive committee in January 2014, responsible for strategy, innovation and market management, Ida was CEO for Europe, Middle East and Africa within Allianz Global Assistance.

Buchan led Allianz Worldwide Care from a start-up to become one of the world’s largest international health insurance companies. He has taken up an advisory role as chairman of the Allianz Worldwide Care board.

Luka-Lognoné says: “Having worked in the insurance industry for almost 25 years, I understand the dynamic evolution of this sector and I find that hugely motivating and exciting. In just 15 years Allianz Worldwide Care has grown from a greenfield start-up to a GWP of €1.1 billion in 2014.

“Our MyHealth app, an example of service enhancement through digital innovation, was the first international health app to allow for the submission of medical claims without the need to complete a traditional claim form. In 2016 and beyond, I believe that insurance products and services will increasingly be delivered and supported through mobile and digital technology, providing ever greater levels of convenience and value to our clients.”