Regional Chief Executive Officer of Asia Pacific, Allianz SE
He is also the founder of the Group’s venture capital investment unit Allianz X, as well as its Global Digital Factory, established in 2016 to transform customer experiences across its international retail businesses.
Solmaz joined the Group in 2009, as Chief Risk Officer of Allianz Turkey. He was subsequently promoted to the role of CEO, Allianz Turkey (2013-2015), where he oversaw the acquisition and integration of the Yapi Kredi Insurance entities, and led the business to become the insurance market leader in Turkey.
Solmaz began his career as a team leader within Dresdner Bank’s retail customer care center, and went on to spend eight years in financial institutions advisory with PricewaterhouseCoopers and KPMG. Originally from Krefeld, Germany, Solmaz holds a graduate degree in Business Administration and Economics from Gerhard-Mercator-University in Duisburg, Germany.