Allianz Life Promotes Jasmine Jirele to Senior Vice President, Enterprise Operations

MINNEAPOLIS--()--Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life) named Jasmine Jirele as the new senior vice president, Enterprise Operations. In this role, Jirele will be responsible for leading operational and service processes, including new business, in-force, operations controls, contact center, and related supporting functions. Jirele will also lead the company’s Policy Administration Solution (PAS) project, the company’s top Operational Excellence initiative.

“As Allianz Life continues to expand and reach more customers in search of retirement solutions, it’s crucial that we have strong leadership for our customers and distribution partners,” said Cathy Mahone, chief administrative officer for Allianz Life. “Jasmine brings a unique understanding of the business to this position that will enhance our ability to provide best-in-class service.”

During her five years with Allianz Life, Jirele has served in various roles. Most recently, Jirele was vice president of Market Management and Product Innovation, where she led key marketing functions including market strategy, product strategy, portfolio management, market research, and customer insights. She also led new product development and implementation for all annuities and life insurance, working collaboratively with several departments including Actuarial, Distribution, Legal, Risk, Operations, IT and Marketing. Prior to joining Allianz Life, Jirele held various leadership roles with 3M.

Jirele received her Bachelor of Arts degree in business and journalism from the University of St. Thomas and also holds an MBA in Finance from Hamline University. Jirele is a Fellow with the Life Management Institute (FLMI), a member of the LIMRA Annuity Committee and holds FINRA Series 6 and 26 registrations. She is also a member of the Board of Executive Directors for PRISM, a non-profit organization located in Golden Valley, Minn.

About Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, one of FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2012, has been keeping its promises since 1896. Today, it carries on that tradition, helping Americans achieve their retirement income and protection goals with a variety of annuities and life insurance products. As a leading provider of fixed index annuities, Allianz Life is part of Allianz SE, a global leader in the financial services industry with 150,000 employees worldwide. More than 75 million private and corporate customers rely on Allianz knowledge, global reach, and capital strength to help them make the most of financial opportunities.

Contacts

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America
Sara Thurin Rollin, 763-765-6703
sarathurin.rollin@allianzlife.com

Release Summary

Allianz Life Insurance Company named Jasmine Jirele as the new senior vice president, Enterprise Operations. Jirele will lead operations, service, and the top Operational Excellence initiative.

Contacts

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America
Sara Thurin Rollin, 763-765-6703
sarathurin.rollin@allianzlife.com