Jasmine Jirele Joins Allianz Life as Senior Vice President, Chief Growth Officer

Role Will Focus on Creating Growth and Innovation Across the Company

MINNEAPOLIS – Oct. 8, 2018 – Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life®) announced today that Jasmine Jirele has joined the company as senior vice president, chief growth officer (CGO). Jirele will be responsible for shaping business strategy and driving long-term profitable growth, and have oversight of customer experience, product innovation, field marketing, communications, digital capabilities and new market development.

“Jasmine previously spent nine years at Allianz Life in leadership roles in Operations and Marketing,” said Walter White, president and chief executive officer for Allianz Life. “She cultivated a strong reputation based on her strategic vision, technical insight and executional excellence, and we are pleased to welcome her back to the company. Under her leadership, we are poised to continue our growth trajectory while enhancing our abilities to best serve consumers and financial professionals.”

Most recently, Jirele led the end-to-end customer experience strategy and delivery as executive vice president, head of customer excellence for Wells Fargo Consumer Banking/Consumer Auto. In that role, she worked to build customer insights capabilities and a customer lifecycle strategy that tailored channel, product, campaigns and service delivery to targeted segments to provide differentiated customer experiences.

Prior to Wells Fargo and Allianz Life, Jirele held various product, Six Sigma, marketing, and communications roles of increasing responsibility with 3M, NRG Energy and Securian Financial. She holds a BA in business and journalism from the University of St. Thomas (Minnesota) and an MBA from Hamline University (Minnesota). Jirele sits on the Board of Trustees at Washburn Center for Children where she serves on the Strategy Committee.

About Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, one of the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® in 2019, has been keeping its promises since 1896 by helping Americans achieve their retirement income and protection goals with a variety of annuity and life insurance products. In 2018, Allianz Life provided $2.8 billion in benefit payments that helped policyholders’ achieve their financial goals. As a leading provider of fixed index annuities, Allianz Life is part of Allianz SE, a global leader in the financial services industry with over 142,000 employees in more than 80 countries. Allianz Life is a proud sponsor of Allianz Field in St. Paul, Minnesota, home of Major League Soccer’s Minnesota United.