Alumni Council

Founded in 2012 the Alumni Council (AC) acts as the main voice of the every-growing Allianz Alumni Network. It represents the interests of each and all alumni and serves as the main bridge between the network and the Allianz Cultural Foundation.

Composed of four to six alumni serving a two-year term, the AC endorses and carries out activities in line with the foundation’s mission statement, where it is best positioned to do so and that add value to the greatest number of alumni possible. In doing so, it promotes the pluralistic nature of the alumni network, and to this end, facilitates the emergence of its alumni.

The responsibilities of the Alumni Council include:

  • Supporting a strong relationship between the Allianz Alumni Network and the Allianz Cultural Foundation.
  • Developing strong relationships among alumni and among the members of the AC.
  • Remaining constantly informed and communicating the foundation’s and the network’s mission and programs.
  • Recognizing fellow alumni who are distinguished by their personal and professional achievements, and their commitment to the network.
  • Encouraging alumni to initiate and participate in alumni activities and gatherings.
Alumni Council members 2016 - 2018 Alumni Council members 2014 - 2016
Viviane D. (ASA 2009) Fabrizio D. (ASA 2011)
Harald E. (ASA 2008) Viviane D. (ASA 2009)
Diana G. (ASA 2008) Andrew S. (ASA 2013)
Anna Lena H. (ASA 2015) Elona X. (ASA 2009)
Galen L. (ASA 2015)
Marie P. (ASA 2013)

You’re an alum and have ideas to improve the network? You’re eager to get more actively involved?

Then get in touch with the council at

First official greeting by the Alumni Council 2016-2018:

Dear Allianz Alumni,

With this short message, we would like to take the opportunity to thank all of you for the great time we spent together during the Allianz Alumni Academy in Milan! The wonderful mix of enthusiastic people from different backgrounds, cultures and fields of expertise created a very unique atmosphere, as well as thoughtful and inspiring discussions. Our similar mindset on the worthiness of the European idea created a family feeling among us Alumni.

We want to maintain this feeling of togetherness by strengthening our network of peers and friends, so that we, together, can have an even better impact in our nation states, in Europe and worldwide. It is an honour for us to represent your ideas and suggestions. As we see ourselves as your voice, please feel free to reach us via email, facebook or whatever communication channel works best for you. The Alumni Council now has a direct email account at Don’t be a stranger--write us anytime.

We recently connected from many different places in the world for our first group call as new Council. Following the hand-over from the outgoing Council we are developing our roadmap for the next two years and looking forward to working together.

Happy New Year and best wishes for 2017!


Anna Lena H. (Berlin), Diana G. (Cluj-Napoca), Galen L. (Washington D.C.), Harald E. (Quito), Marie P. (Sao Paulo), Viviane D. (London)

January 2017

Farewell by the Alumni Council 2014-2016:

Dear alumni,

With the end of the Allianz Alumni Academy our term as Alumni Council has come to an end. We were thrilled to see many of you in Milan, and we hope to meet others again soon!

Going forward, we would like to encourage all Alumni to take initiative and be active in the network. At the AAA 2016 we saw once more how the strength and beauty of the network really lies in the people, i.e. in your commitment, your ideas and your enthusiasm. We are living through difficult times for Europe, and this is when our energies are needed the most.

Being part of the Council was truly an honour, as well as a very enriching experience. We put our best efforts in this role and thank you for your support. As you know, we also had a very tragic moment during our time in office. Sudish, friend and Council member, passed away this summer. He was truly a great inspiration for all of us. We know he will be really missed by our Alumni community.

We wish the best of luck to the new Council. We are very happy to hand over to fellow Alumni who are really great people and committed to nurturing and strengthening our network!

All the best,

Andrew, Elona, Fabrizio & Viviane

January 2017