Allianz GlobalInvestors (AllianzGI) has announced the appointment of Irshaad Ahmad (pictured) as head of institutional Europe.
Based in London, he will assume business development and client servicing responsibility for all AllianzGI’s institutional clients in Europe and spearhead the company’s strategy to further develop its institutional business in key regional markets.
Ahmad, who will report to Tobias C. Pross, head of EMEA, will also chair the European Institutional Executive Committee and become a member of the European Executive Committee.
Commenting on the appointment, Tobias C. Pross said: “I am delighted that, in Irshaad, we have found a senior executive who combines extensive experience with a strong entrepreneurial mindset. I am certain that Irshaad will help further strengthen our institutional business across our key markets, driving best practice in client-centric advisory and service delivery throughout Europe.”
He joins AllianzGI from AXA Investment Managers, where he was head of UK & Nordics and CEO UK since 2011, leading retail and institutional sales as well as client service teams.