Allianz Partners announces new CEO for travel

Allianz Partners, a provider of insurance and assistance services, has appointed Anna Kofoed as its new CEO of travel and member of the board of banagement.

Anna joins Allianz Partners from Amadeus, a global travel technology company providing B2B and B2B2C travel services. She was most recently EVP for EMEA Travel Sellers, playing a key role in shaping the travel industry’s digital ecosystem.

Previously, Anna held a number of global leadership roles at Amadeus, from marketing and sales to strategy and business planning. She holds an International MBA from Copenhagen Business School in her native Denmark and recently graduated from Harvard’s Advanced Management Program.

Anna Kofoed succeeds Damien Ladous in the role. Damien has led both the Travel line of business since 2021 and the Group finance function as CFO since the start of 2023. He will now focus on the Group CFO role and continue to serve on the board of management.

“Anna has extensive experience in the travel industry, and combined with her technological expertise, she will be invaluable in helping Allianz Partners achieve its growth ambitions, develop its travel ecosystem platform, and become the digital travel companion that it aims to be. Anna can build on Damien’s excellent leadership of the travel business during a period of unprecedented changes and strong business performance. I’m delighted Damien will now be able to focus on leading Allianz Partners’ Group finance function as Group CFO.” – Tomas Kunzmann, CEO of Allianz Partners.

“I’m thrilled to be taking on this challenge at an organisation that is at the forefront of innovation in the travel industry. Digital platforms will play an incredibly important role in the sector over the coming years, and Allianz Partners is well-positioned to lead from the front.” – Anna Kofoed, CEO for Travel at Allianz Partners.