Allianz HR Fact Book 2017: People of tomorrow
People of Tomorrow

With rapid developments in the fields of artificial intelligence, cognitive computing and the like, we’re now racing towards the “third digital decade”, which promises to be a lot more frantic, disruptive and unpredictable than those before. Allianz has taken the lead in giving its employees tools to stay ahead of the learning curve...

Pan-European Insurance Forum appoints Thomas Buberl of AXA as Chair
Pan-European Insurance Forum appoints Thomas Buberl of AXA as Chair

On May 22, 2018, the Pan-European Insurance Forum (PEIF) appointed Thomas Buberl, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the AXA Group, Chair of PEIF, succeeding Oliver Bäte, Chairman of the Board of Management of Allianz SE. The PEIF is an active platform where the CEOs of major European headquartered (re)insurance groups discuss policy and regulatory matters affecting the European insurance industry, including with external stakeholders, such as regulators and policymakers.

Allianz secures Binding Corporate Rules certification in initiative to strengthen data privacy within group
Allianz secures Binding Corporate Rules certification in initiative to strengthen data privacy within group

Allianz Group recently received approval of its Binding Corporate Rules from the EU-mandated Bavarian Data Protection Authority, BayLDA. Binding Corporate Rules or "BCRs" were developed by the European Union to allow multinational corporations to make intra-organizational transfers of personal data across borders in compliance with EU Data  Protection Law.

All about GDPR data privacy laws
All about GDPR data privacy laws

From May 25, 2018, the long awaited General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will apply across the EU, representing the biggest shake up of data protection laws in the digital age. In the latest edition of the Global Risk Dialogue, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) cyber experts Christopher Rau, Jens Krickhahn and Marek Stanislawski offer their insights on what businesses can expect...

Allianz best at reaching out to potential candidates on digital space
Allianz best at reaching out to potential candidates on digital space

Market research company Potentialpark awarded Allianz the first place in a global ranking for the best digital recruiting communication. Allianz was also able to hold on to its number one position in Europe and Asia for the fifth time.

Iván de la Sota
Ivan de la Sota appointed to Board of Management of Allianz SE as Chief Business Transformation Officer

The Supervisory Board of Allianz SE has appointed Iván de la Sota (53) to the Board of Management of Allianz SE to assume the role of Chief Business Transformation Officer, effective April 1, 2018. The new Board of Management division will support Allianz entities in exploiting business opportunities that arise from a growing demand for digital insurance and investment solutions among all customer groups. 

Iván de la Sota
Profile: Ivan de la Sota

 

In discussing his new role as Chief Business Transformation Officer on the Allianz board of management, Ivan de la Sota has a refined, reserved and cautious manner, whether speaking in fluent German, English or Spanish. However, the importance of this role in the development of the group is very clear in his mind. 

Solmaz Altin to become board member of Allianz Asia in June 2018
Solmaz Altin to become board member of Allianz Asia in June 2018 and to take over as Regional CEO in 2019

Solmaz Altin (44), currently the Chief Digital Officer of Allianz, will join the Allianz Asia Executive Board from June 1, 2018 and will succeed George Sartorel (60) as Regional CEO effective May 1, 2019. After almost 40 years with Allianz, George Sartorel has decided to retire in 2019. Solmaz Altin will work closely with him over the course of 2018 to ensure a smooth transition. 

Death of the Cubicle
Death of the Cubicle

With its creative design and easygoing mood, the office of the future blurs the line between work and play. Creative designs, vibrant colors, open and closed spaces, there's a lot changing in our workspaces...