Tobias Pross to lead Allianz Global Investor’s Emea business

Allianz Tobias ProssAllianz Global Investors (Allianz GI) has found a new leader for its business in Europe, Middle East and Africa (Emea), which had been open since July last year.

The asset manager has appointed Tobias Pross with effect from June 1. Pross previously worked as Allianz GI’s European distribution head.

The position had been open since Jim Dilworth, who was chief executive in Europe, left in July and George McKay took over as interim head of Europe in addition to his role as global chief operating officer (COO). McKay will now continue in his role of global COO and as a member of the global executive committee.

Based in Frankfurt, Pross but will work with clients and teams from across the Emea region and also join the global executive committee.

Pross joined Allianz GI in 1999 and was appointed managing director in 2008. He has also held several other management positions in sales and business development, including head of institutional business development.

Allianz GI has more than €412 billion in assets under management, as at December 31, 2014.

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