Allianz appoints new head of procurement and property management

Oleh Melnyk, head of procurement and property management, Allianz

Allianz Insurance has appointed Oleh Melnyk as the new head of procurement and property management. He replaces Bettina Gross, who returns to Germany to take on a new role in strategic workforce planning within Allianz Group.

Oleh will lead teams responsible for all operational and strategic work within both Procurement and Property Management. This includes maturing and upskilling both functions, developing and implementing transformational programmes, and further aligning the business areas to best serve Allianz teams and customers.

Prior to joining Allianz, Oleh held senior positions for Pearson and Goldman Sachs in London, Groupe Rocher and L’Oréal in France, and worked for management consultancy Accenture. His procurement and consulting expertise spans financial services, operations and facilities management, real estate and property, business consulting, education, FMCG, packaging and automotive.

Originally from Ukraine, Oleh has lived and worked in France and the UK, and has undertaken a number of multinational assignments. He holds an MSc in Project Management and MSc in International Economy & Finance, and is a fully qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply.

Graham Gibson, chief claims officer, Allianz Insurance, commented:

“I’m delighted to welcome Oleh to the claims senior team. His experience in successfully leading international companies through complex transformational programmes and executing innovative strategies makes him an outstanding addition to our business.

“I’d also like to thank Bettina for her dedication in transforming the function over the last three years, and we’re pleased that she’ll be staying within the Allianz family.”