Allianz Group Communications announces strategic hires
, currently Senior Vice President and Global Head of Marketing & Communications for Roland Berger, will join on June 1 as the Divisional Head of Communications for the division led by Allianz Board Member Renate Wagner.
In this newly created role, Kraft will assume strategic leadership of human resources communications, with a focus on creating and preserving the loyalty and engagement of Allianz’s 155,000 employees around the world (). He will be responsible for accelerating Allianz’s business transformation through oversight of culture and change communications, and through the development of compelling content strategies on the company’s own publishing platforms.
Kraft’s previous experience includes senior communication roles at Accor and the German Air Force, where he also held the rank of Captain. He holds an MBA from Quadriga University and a diploma from the University of the Bundeswehr.
, currently Global Head of Strategic Communications and Public Relations for Munich Re, will join later in the year to co-lead with Group Head of Communications Lauren Day communications strategy and execution for the divisional portfolio led by Allianz CEO Oliver Bäte.
In his role as Group Head of Public Relations & Communications Intelligence, Amberg will also be responsible for building a global media relations team and issues management practice, and for further developing the state-of-the-art media intelligence team that leverages communications data and analytics to drive business outcomes.
Amberg’s previous experience includes communications positions with AXA and UniCredit. He holds a master of arts degree in communication & leadership from Quadriga University and a master of theology degree from the University of Edinburgh.
Allianz Group Communications also named, previously Director of Regulatory Affairs, Public Policy, and Future Trends at Allianz Germany, to lead its operations and transformation.Richard Manson, Head of Communications for Allianz Technology and Board Member Barbara Karuth-Zelle, will join the Group Communications team effective May 1. Head of Communications for Allianz Germany and its Board Member Klaus-Peter Röhler,, joined Group Communications earlier this month.
The new additions join,, andas members of the Group Communications Executive Leadership Team, responsible for the long-term strategic development of the function and its people as catalysts for the company’s growth.
“This team offers a fresh mix of skills, perspectives, internal and external experiences, and a track record of excellence to ensure that communicators at Allianz are ready for what the future requires of us,” said Lauren Day, Group Head of Communications. “Group Communications will be well placed and well supported to help Allianz to realize the value and potential of its scale.”
Allianz Group Communications, Executive Leadership Team
(1) as of June 1, 2022
(2) later in 2022
** As of September 30, 2023.
*** As reported – not adjusted to reflect the application of IFRS 9 and IFRS 17.