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Strengthening Product Innovation and Distribution with Jasmine Jirele – A Two-Part Episode


Part 1

In this episode, Jack talks with Jasmine Jirele, President and CEO of Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America.

As the head of one of the most successful insurance companies in the country, Jasmine brings a fresh take to the CEO role as she brings the company into its next phase. Jasmine committed much of her career to financial services and eventually landed her dream job as the Chief Growth Officer at Allianz where she was able to coordinate projects within operations, marketing, and product.

Jasmine talks with Jack about the process of incorporating product and distribution relationships with tech, and the impact of the pandemic and accelerated innovation on the industry’s future.


Part 2

In this episode, Jack continues his conversation with Jasmine Jirele, President and CEO of Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America.

A primary component of Jasmine’s approach to her newly appointed CEO role is her focus on building great teams. Having a cross-functional background, she’s seen the benefit of having the right people in the right roles to leverage opportunities appropriately. Jasmine has also pushed forward initiatives to ensure that the right technology is in place to support her teams and clients.

Jasmine talks with Jack about the hiring process, establishing strong relationships with distribution partners, and how to work with changing regulations and markets to differentiate from competitors.


Life insurance and annuity products are issued by Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America. Variable products are distributed by its affiliate, Allianz Life Financial Services, LLC, member FINRA, 5701 Golden Hills Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55416-1297. 800.542.5427 www.allianzlife.com

Allianz Investment Management U.S. LLC is a subsidiary of Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America and provides hedging services for the broader Allianz Group.

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America is an investor in LifeYield, LLC.

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