Allianz Holdings, the holding company for international financial services provider Allianz, announced the appointment of John Berry as chief risk officer. In his new position, Berry will oversee the risk management framework at Allianz, including the direct management of the Risk Function at Allianz Insurance.

Berry joined Allianz in 2015 as senior retail actuary and was subsequently appointed to the role of head of pricing, personal lines. He was then appointed as director, underwriting and technical for personal lines, in April 2017.

Since the beginning of this year, Berry has been working as interim chief risk officer for Allianz Holdings and Allianz Insurance, following Karina Schreiber’s return to Germany to take on a new role at Allianz SE. Berry will work closely with Kieran O’Keeffe, chief risk officer for LV= General Insurance, following the acquisition by Allianz Holdings of the LV= General Insurance Group.