Team Allianz

Athletes are at the heart of the Olympic and Paralympic Movements. Their dedication and preparation inspires us to get ready for all life has to offer.

And as a Worldwide Olympic & Paralympic Partner, we’re committed to helping athletes get the most out of life, both during and after their sporting career. We call it Team Allianz. A place where athletes feel empowered to shape a better future.

Learn more about our Athlete Community and Athlete Program below.

We support more than 130 Olympians, Paralympians and hopefuls as brand ambassadors. They come from 32 nations and compete in 53 sports. Pretty cool, right? Oh – and we also work with another 30 athletes each year as employee mentors in our Buddy Program.

But what does it mean to be an Allianz brand ambassador? Here’s a sneak peek at what our athletes get up to, both locally and globally.
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At Allianz, we encourage everyone to stay fit and healthy. And what better way to stay motivated than through an athlete-led workout or mental health session?
Three young people discuss in a round

Have you ever wondered what it means to live like an athlete? Our athletes regularly give us an exclusive look into their daily life and routines.
Film screenshot of a black young person doing Yoga subtitle saying "Since the beginning"

As a global company, we want as many of our employees and customers to learn from our athletes. From personal documentaries to interactive initiatives, they’re always up for the challenge.
Nico Langmann, paralympic wheelchair tennis pro, speaking on stage

Team Allianz is about more than athletic progress. It’s about incredible people. Their personal stories inspire and encourage us, each and every day.

We work with athletes who live and share our values. That's why we put athletes at the front and center of our various brand campaigns.
Jessica Jane Applegate, Great Britain, proudly showing her medal

Athletes have valuable life lessons to share – and we help them share their stories through podcasts like A Winning Mindset with the International Paralympic Committee.
You’ve seen what athletes bring to Allianz. But how do we support them? Here’s how we encourage them to develop both as athletes and individuals, helping them to enhance their careers.
Buddy Program
Buddy Program Logo showing two illustrated persons forming a circle

The Buddy Program is an interactive mentoring program where an athlete will be teamed up with a group of Allianz employees. Over the course of the program the athlete takes over the role as a mentor by sharing his or her experience.

The group exchanges their knowledge on self-selected topics like resilience, stress management and mental well-being.
 

Graphic showing the 7 sessions of the buddy program plus statistic of participants from 2021 to 2022
Portrait of Beth Bryan, Olympic rower from UK
"My group has been fantastic – we’ve engaged in open conversations and shared experiences through topics such as mental health, working under pressure, and teamwork. I would love to do the program again!"
 
Beth Bryan
Olympic rower, United Kingdom
Portrait of David Koenders, Olympian shooter from Germany
"Whether mentor or mentee, we go through similar situations and face similar challenges. The program allows us to exchange such experiences and apply learning across our fields."
 
 
David Koenders
Olympic shooter, Germany
Portrait of Willemijn Offerman, Olympic sailer from Netherlands
"My mentees were very open when sharing their stories. Through discussing the way we all work, I learnt a great deal about myself."


 
Willemijn Offerman
Olympic sailer, The Netherlands
Learning offers
Lined graphic of a head on the left, on the right letters saying "One Team GSMD Academy. One Spirit"
We offer various digital education programs. Athletes can choose from a variety of courses tailored to their individual needs.

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In partnership with ESMT Berlin, one of the top business schools in Europe, we offer the academic opportunity of 1:1 career coaching sessions.
Athlete events
During the European Championships Munich 2022, we held our first ever Athlete Networking Event. We ran a range of sessions to help them reach their individual goals including building their personal brand and career coaching.

Collage showing impressions from the Athlete networking event, the stage and participating spectators. In the middle right: Emmanouil Karalis, pole vaulter from Greece
Portrait of Michele Sarzilla, Olympian triathlete from Italy
"The event was very inspirational, and opened a lot of new thoughts in my mind."

Michele Sarzilla
Olympian triathlete from Italy
Career opportunities
Allianz offers career opportunities to both active and retired athletes. We encourage athletes to explore their potential and hopefully join us at Allianz!
Participating spectator of the Allianz Career Conference, looking interestedly at the stage

Following our Career Conference event, we opened our Athlete Talent Pool, where athletes can register to make their profiles available to Allianz recruiters worldwide.
 
Any questions or additional support?
Allianz is proud to partner with a diverse array of sports teams, organizations, cultural figures, sporting venues, and educational programs. We forge relationships with partners who support diversity, spread awareness about important social issues, and educate future generations.

Partnership Office

Allianz SE
Group Market Management
Koeniginstr. 28
80802 Munich