Generali Global Corporate & Commercial appointed Christian Kanu as CEO

19 January 2023

Milan, Italy – Generali Global Corporate & Commercial (GC&C) announces the appointment of Christian Kanu as new CEO effective from 30th January 2023.

Former Tokio Marine Europe CEO, Kanu has worked in the insurance industry for more than 20 years at the highest international level, holding senior management positions in multiple countries and markets. Kanu will oversee the implementation of the Generali Corporate & Commercial business across all the markets in which GC&C operates, in line with the priorities of the Group strategic plan “Lifetime Partner 24: Driving Growth”.

Commenting on the appointment, Jean-Laurent Granier, Country Manager France, Europ Assistance & Global Business Lines, stated: “I am very happy to welcome Christian Kanu, a leader with a sound and extensive international experience in the insurance sector. His cross-cultural and multinational background perfectly fits with the strong international nature of GC&C. I am sure that under his leadership, GC&C will continue to have an even more relevant role in the corporate market. I would like to thank Manlio Lostuzzi for his work and his excellent performance in managing GC&C in these years. I wish him every success in the next chapter of his career in Generali.

Kanu has a successful track record of building and managing high-performing insurance operations, smart distribution networks and profitable underwriting portfolios. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering and Master of Business Administration from Cranfield School of Management (UK).

Manlio Lostuzzi, CEE Regional Officer and current GC&C CEO ad-interim will maintain his role within GC&C until 29th January 2023.