Germany-based financial services provider Allianz SE has appointed Kamesh Goyal as head of group planning and controlling (GPC) 1 February 2012.

GPC coordinates strategic business planning and monitors financial development for all Allianz units globally.

Goyal succeeds Thomas Naumann, who will become CFO of Allianz Asset Management effective 1 January 2012.

He will report directly to Allianz SE CFO Oliver Bate.

Goyal is currently CEO of Allianz Asia-Pacific and before that was CEO at Bajaj Allianz in India and of the region Middle East and Northern Africa.

Bate said that Goyal’s proven strategic leadership and operational track record have made him the first choice for this key group function. I would like to thank Thomas Naumann for almost five very successful years leading Group Planning and Controlling.