François Trausch joined Allianz in January 2016 as global CEO for Allianz Real Estate.
Allianz Real Estate is the global real estate investment and asset manager of Allianz, developing and executing tailored portfolios and investment strategies worldwide for the various insurance companies of the Group. Starting with a direct equity portfolio of ca. €16bn in 2008, Allianz’s real estate AUM grew to €50bn as of 31st of December 2016 – across direct and indirect equity investments as well as senior debt financings. Last year Allianz Real Estate invested and financed for close to €6bn.
Prior to this position, Francois Trausch was CEO of Asia Pacific for GE Capital Real Estate and also served as President & CEO for GE Capital Real Estate Japan. He held earlier GE leadership roles in Western Europe and France, and had previous assignments in acquisition, risk and asset management. Before joining GE, Francois Trausch worked for Tishman Speyer in New York and Berlin and Goldman Sachs in London.
He earned a business degree from ESCP in Paris and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is a ULI Trustee and member of the ULI Europe executive committee.