Allianz Global Assistance Appoints Jacques Guilbert as Business Development Executive

Jacques brings extensive knowledge and experience to his new role, thanks to 37 years in the travel industry.

As a graduate from the Tourism School in Nice, France, Jacques began working for various travel agencies in Nice and Monte Carlo, and eventually in Canada, both as a leisure and commercial agent. Later, he worked for several airlines as a Sales Representative. Guilbert discovered his true passion – sales and new business development - after becoming Business Development Manager for a Canadian travel insurance provider in 1996.

With his diverse foundation of Canadian travel distribution channels and insurance knowledge, Jacques is a perfect fit of the culture at Allianz Global Assistance.

“Travel has become a commodity and the need for peace of mind is greater than ever. No matter who you are, where you travel, or for how long you go for, you should always have travel Insurance. This makes working in this industry a unique experience. The ability to help people when they are most vulnerable is extremely rewarding. Building trust and a strong win-win relationship with our clients is what motivates me day after day. Additionally, representing a respected global brand like Allianz Global Assistance will make all the difference in my new role,” notes Jacques.

Jacques will be reporting to Steve Pankovitch, Director of Sales, and will be responsible for new business development in Quebec for existing distribution channels including the travel agent, insurance broker and financial services lines of business.

“Jacques brings a wealth of experience to this role, along with a strong understanding of what it takes to establish a successful, profitable travel insurance program for our clients. He is a welcome addition to the team and will play a pivotal role as we work to expand our sales support for travel agents and brokers in the Quebec market,” says Pankovitch.

Jacques, whose new position is effective immediately, can be reached directly at 1-888-251-6605 or by email at