Melanie Christensen

Vice President, Product Innovation
Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America

Focused on:

  • Annuity, life insurance, and investment product development
  • Industry trends
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With more than 20 years in the financial services industry, Christensen has broad experience with annuity, life insurance, and investment product development.


  • Currently responsible for overseeing product strategy and delivery.
  • Past experience includes 15 years in Product Development at Allianz Life, working on fixed index annuity and variable annuity design, pricing, and hedging.

Education, certifications, and memberships:

  • B.S. in mathematics from the University of Minnesota
  • Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and member of the American Academy of Actuaries