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" If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader."

- John Quincy Adams

Allianz - Begench Atayev

Begench Atayev

Chief, Product Management and Innovation, USA

Begench is passionate about understanding our customers, their needs, concerns, and aspirations—they are at the heart of our business as a travel insurance company. As Chief Product Management and Innovation Officer, he uses data insights to drive our research and the development of new and innovative product ideas to help us meet and exceed the ever-changing traveler needs. He believes the more we understand our customers and their itineraries, the better we can support them throughout their travel experiences.

Begench is relentless in continuing our pursuit of customer happiness because he can relate to the concerns of travelers—having been one for most of his life. Begench has lived in many countries and U.S. states, and he loves experiencing new cultures and food, meeting new people, and learning new languages (even if it’s just a few words). In the U.S., one of his passions is exploring the National Parks.

Begench has a deep understanding of business analytics and marketing, and he holds an MBA from the University of South Carolina.


Our Leadership Team

Elena Edwards
Chief Executive Officer, USA

Jeff Wright
Chief Financial Officer

Rob Cavaliere
Chief Sales Officer, USA

Denise Marshall
Chief Human Resources Officer

Joe Mason
Chief Marketing Officer, 
Americas and Global Travel

Jedey Miranda
Chief Operations Manager, Americas

Jim O'Connor
Head of US Operations

Jack Zemp
Chief Legal Officer, North America

Begench Atayev
Chief, Product Management and Innovation, USA

Emily Hartman
Chief, Business Teams, USA

Joe Scarpa
Chief, Business Execution and Performance

Jun 04, 2021