Head of Group Audit



Graduated from HEC Paris School of Management and from the Stanford Executive Program. After six years spent as Audit Manager for Ernst & Young in Paris and London, specializing in audit and consulting in the banking and financial sector, he joined in 1993 Worms & Cie and its banking, private banking and asset management subsidiaries. He was then appointed Deputy General Manager for Banque AGF (1997-2003), followed by Head of the internal audit function for AGF Group (2003-2005). In 2005, he became Head of Group Audit of Allianz SE in Munich for the first time, reporting to Michael Diekmann, former Allianz Group’s CEO. He moved back to Paris as he was appointed Member of the Allianz France Executive Board of Management and Head of Central Functions and Group Activities (2010-2014). In 2015, Hervé returned to Munich in order to resume responsibilities as Head of Group Audit of Allianz SE to support Oliver Baete, Allianz Group’s new CEO. Since July 2017 Hervé chairs the Insurance Committee of the ECIIA (European Confederation of Institutes of Internal Auditing).


 12:10 - 13:00 (05/10/2018)

 ROOM N102

(ROOM N102) C.S 7.3. The ALLIANZ Audit operating model. Leading and aligning a global Audit function

In Allianz, we manage 600 auditors in 40 countries and in very diverse financial services: from asset management to property and casualty, from credit insurance to life and health insurance. Some teams have up to 75 audit professionals like in Germany, but also in many jurisdictions we have a very small team with one or two auditors.

We then consolidate as much as 1000 audit reports annually, with many cultural differences and languages. Our main challenge is to provide assurance, that we meet local regulatory requirements and at the same time build a global and risk-based assurance process over the Group Internal Control system.

How do we align audit practices? Achieve consistency in audit opinions? Steer and monitor the overall audit activity: planning, reporting, follow up? What is our Quality Assurance framework? How to hire, train and consistently develop our audit community across the globe? Is it better to keep a decentralized organization or to have a central global function?







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