Allianz Partners selects global people & culture head

internal hire brings HR experience from Zurich, Swiss Re

Allianz Partners selects global people & culture head


By Terry Gangcuangco

Allianz Partners has promoted Ariane Koelbli (pictured) to global head of people & culture.

In her new role, which took effect in February, Koelbli is charged with the development and execution of Allianz Partners’ global HR strategy, focusing on nurturing the company’s culture, fostering talent development, and overseeing change management to align with the organisation’s expansion goals.

Before ascending to the post, Koelbli was integral to the firm’s human resources department, serving as the head of HR business partners and HR country leads from 2022. This position saw her significantly enhancing HR’s role within Allianz Partners and pioneering a global approach to HR delivery.

Koelbli’s experience as an HR leader within the financial services industry includes time spent at Swiss Re and Zurich.

“We are fortunate to have such a dynamic and experienced professional as Ariane leading our people & culture initiatives,” Allianz Partners chief executive Tomas Kunzmann commented. “Our people are the key enabler of our ‘Peace of Mind’ vision, and we are committed to fostering a collaborative, entrepreneurial, and inclusive mindset across our global organisation that will support us as we continue on our growth trajectory.

“Ariane has been involved in many large-scale transformations during her career and has the skills to cultivate a diverse culture where employees can perform at their best.”

In response to her promotion, Koelbli shared her vision for the role, saying: “As someone who is truly passionate about growing businesses by developing people, I am really thrilled to be leading our people strategy for the benefit of our 22,000 employees around the world.

“Building a culture that unites employees across borders, aligned with customer needs, while embracing diversity to boost engagement and productivity, is our priority. Integrating customer perspectives into HR strategies ensures a responsive, agile, and committed workforce, meeting evolving demands.

“Our people are the foundation of our business, and I look forward to continuing to grow the creativity, innovation, and collective spirit of our ‘One Team’ culture.”

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