Allianz announces change of personnel


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Lauren Day (44) will serve as the company’s new Global Head of Communications and Reputation as of August 1, 2021. Day joins Allianz SE from Annycent Capital, a newly incorporated Luxembourg-based private equity firm focused on renewable energy infrastructure in emerging markets, where she was Head of Strategy and Capital Relationships. Prior to this, she was Chief Communications Officer of U.S.-headquartered Prudential Financial, Inc. She also served in senior communications and corporate responsibility positions for AXA and AIG. Earlier in her career, she was a Robert Bosch Foundation Fellow at KfW Bankengruppe.

As of August 31, Sabia Schwarzer (51) will leave Allianz on the best of terms and pass on the helm of Group Communications and Reputation. After 25 years at Allianz, spanning three continents and driving global communications in different leadership roles, Sabia Schwarzer has decided to pursue new opportunities and apply her leadership and transformation skills in a different environment.

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Oliver Bäte, Chairman of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, said: “On behalf of the Management Board and her many colleagues, I would like to thank Sabia for her numerous and lasting contributions to Allianz, particularly for building one of the most modern and diverse communication departments in Germany and enhancing the Allianz reputation among key stakeholders. I respect Sabia’s decision to take on a new challenge outside of Allianz. This change in leadership coincides naturally with the upcoming strategic cycle of our next three-year plan. We are fortunate to be able to incorporate Lauren’s experience and skillsets into the foundation that has been built by Sabia.” 
The Allianz Group is one of the world's leading insurers and asset managers with around 125 million* private and corporate customers in nearly 70 countries. Allianz customers benefit from a broad range of personal and corporate insurance services, ranging from property, life and health insurance to assistance services to credit insurance and global business insurance. Allianz is one of the world’s largest investors, managing around 737 billion euros** on behalf of its insurance customers. Furthermore, our asset managers PIMCO and Allianz Global Investors manage about 1.7 trillion euros** of third-party assets. Thanks to our systematic integration of ecological and social criteria in our business processes and investment decisions, we are among the leaders in the insurance industry in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In 2023, over 157,000 employees achieved total business volume of 161.7 billion euros and an operating profit of 14.7 billion euros for the group.
* Including non-consolidated entities with Allianz customers.
** As of December 31, 2023.

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