The complexity of simplicity

The latest symbol of Allianz’s simplification drive, our new career portal brings together diverse ideas and needs to create a sleek, simple look…

PIMCO Hires John Studzinski as Managing Director and Vice Chairman of PIMCO in its Executive Office
PIMCO hires John Studzinski as Managing Director and Vice Chairman of PIMCO in its Executive Office

Mr. Studzinski will take a leading role in PIMCO’s expanding global strategy. He will serve as a key advisor to the firm’s top clients globally alongside the client management teams and senior leadership. He brings to PIMCO more than 30 years of experience as a deeply trusted financial advisor to leaders in business, finance, government and NGOs around the world.

Allianz names Bart Schlatmann as CEO of its European direct business
Allianz names Bart Schlatmann as CEO of its European direct business

Allianz today announced that it has named Bart Schlatmann as CEO of its European direct business. Bart, who has vast experience in leading large corporate transformation, will assume his responsibilities starting September 1, 2018. Bart Schlatmann joins Allianz from Russia’s Sberbank, where he served as Chief Transformation Officer, responsible for the digital overhaul of client services. Before that, he worked at the ING Group for 22 years, spending his last 10 years there as Chief Operating Officer of ING Netherlands.

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
Profile: Iván de la Sota

In discussing his new role as Chief Business Transformation Officer on the Allianz board of management, Iván 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.