Allianz Olympic & Paralympic Partnership

Let’s care for tomorrow. For a better and more inclusive world through sports. 

Allianz got behind the Olympic & Paralympic Movements as the Worldwide Insurance Partner. Sharing the Olympic and Paralympic values, this partnership inspires us to provide confidence in tomorrow - for our customers and our employees.

  • In 2021, Allianz has officially begun its eight-year worldwide partnership with the Olympic & Paralympic Movements. Just like them, Allianz has a strong global presence and a good track record in sports. 

    We are proud to be a supporter of the Movements and celebrate being one of the TOP Partners. The power of sport unites us around a shared passion - it connects our employee community worldwide, including experts who are making the partnership happen and talented athletes, Para athletes and sport professionals who joined our company.

How do we live this partnership ? Take a quiz!

Start the interactive video quiz to learn more about the values we share and how Allianz employees can experience the Olympic & Paralympic Partnership.

Team Allianz’ Olympians and Paralympians

We care for athletes’ and Para athletes’ tomorrow by offering job opportunities to talents who have proven to be exceptional performers, thanks to their mindset and skills. Our colleagues share how their life as sport professionals comes together with a career within Allianz.

  • Djamal Hamache – Paralympic Wheelchair Basketball Player

     

    “Don’t give up on your dreams.” 

    Djamal proudly represented the Algerian national wheelchair basketball team as team captain at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games – a memorable highlight to finish his career in sports. 

    Click to read more about Djamal’s job at Allianz, his experience in combining sports and work, and his number one career advice.

  • At Allianz

     

    Today, Djamal works as a product manager for personal insurance at Allianz France, using agile working methods to define financial solutions. He appreciates Allianz for its values, social commitments and ability to innovate and adapt to tomorrow's needs.

  • Sports & work

     

    During his competitive years, Allianz gave him extra time off to prepare for major events like the Paralympic Games. Even as a retired Para athlete, he still stays active. He thinks it’s important for people to choose a physical activity that they enjoy, and make it a priority – but be patient in making progress.

  • Djamal’s career advice

     

    Djamal is determined about the goals he sets for himself, and doesn’t let obstacles stand in his way. So, what career advice does he have for others? “Like in sports, you should never hesitate to take risks, face challenges and 

  • Natalie Saville – Olympic Race Walker

     

    “Things happen for a reason, learn from your mistakes and grow.”

    After achieving her personal best time to qualify, Natalie competed in the 20 km Race Walk at the Olympic Games Athens 2004 along with her sister, Jane Saville. 

    Click to read more about what Natalie does at Allianz, her tips for finding a healthy balance and her number one career advice.

  • At Allianz

     

    Natalie joined Allianz Australia to find a new career challenge after retiring from competition. She manages the Direct Customer Relationship Marketing program, running multi-channel marketing campaigns to drive customer retention, growth and acquisition.

  • Finding a healthy balance

     

    She finds it important to get up and move regularly throughout the work day, and will walk during lunch if she has time. “It is healthy to get away from the computer, to keep moving and get fresh air.”

  • Natalie’s career advice

     

    Natalie finds it important to concentrate on your end goals and focus on the positives, no matter how small. This idea inspires her career advice for others: “Things happen for a reason, learn from your mistakes and grow. If at first you don’t succeed, learn and keep moving forward.”

Athletes welcome!

We support Para athletes and athletes in finding new career opportunities. Join our athlete talent pool.

Mental Well-being Coaching by Allianz athletes

Allianz recognizes that mental health is important. In the lives of our athletes, but also the lives of our employees. We asked three of our colleagues who are familiar with both worlds for their tips to prepare for mentally demanding situations.
Learn from their experiences:

 

“Coping with new situations” with Georg Kreiter, Paralympian

Georg Kreiter is a former Paralympic mono skier who now works as a graphic designer for Allianz Germany. He discusses the difficulties he faced following his fatal accident and how he was able to refocus twice: becoming a successful Para athlete and transitioning to a career at Allianz.
“A sense of mental wellbeing is simply more important than material things.”  - Georg Kreiter 
 

“Gaining confidence” with Lobke Berkhout, Olympian

Lobke Berkhout, a retired Dutch Olympic sailor, and Allianz Benelux brand ambassador shares her success story with us. Despite the great disappointment of not winning an Olympic gold medal, which was always her goal, Lobke never lost confidence.

“Preparation is key to good performance.” - Lobke Berkhout

“Preparing for mental challenges” with Anja Habermacher, competitive athlete

Anja Habermacher, a competitive dancer and Business Analyst at Allianz Trade, discusses how to mentally prepare for challenges. She discusses her stress-reduction techniques, which enable her to balance her athlete and business careers.

“I take confidence from knowing the deep reasons why I do things because it makes decisions easier.” - Anja Habermacher

Virtual Athlete Career Conference

We held our first Career Conference for Athletes on Sept. 27th, 2022 where participants got first-hand insights into Allianz
as an employer, met athletes working at Allianz, and received tips from our recruiters.