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MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life®) named Charles Wikelius as assistant vice president, senior counsel. In this role, Wikelius addresses all aspects of insurance regulation throughout the United States and leads the legal department’s response to state enforcement matters. Wikelius reports to Scott Bowman, vice president Litigation and Regulatory.
“Allianz Life is committed to upholding and protecting the promises made to our customers and their retirement solutions,” said Bowman. “Charles has extensive experience and provides a wealth of knowledge regarding the regulatory environment to ensure our promises are kept. With his leadership on regulatory matters and market conduct exams, he has earned the respect of both industry and state government leaders,” Bowman explained.
Wikelius joined Allianz Life in 2000 as an attorney with the legal department responsible for litigation and regulatory matters. Prior to joining Allianz Life, Wikelius served as a deputy attorney general with the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office and was also a deputy commissioner responsible for enforcement with the Minnesota Department of Commerce.
Wikelius holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota where he also earned his Juris Doctor degree.
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 78 million private and corporate customers rely on Allianz knowledge, global reach, and capital strength to help them make the most of financial opportunities.
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