Allianz Group has committed €6 million, including up to €1 million to match donations from employees and agents, for relief and recovery efforts following the Turkey-Syria earthquake.
In Turkey, the international insurer employs more than 2,000 people in its Allianz, Allianz Partners and Allianz Trade businesses. The head of the group, Oliver Bäte, described the donation as “an expression of our solidarity” with colleagues, clients and their families.
“These resources are also an expression of our unwavering confidence in the ability of societies and individuals to rebuild and prosper after natural disasters,” the CEO added in an emailed statement. “Allianz people around the world stand ready to play their part in supporting those efforts.”
“As the devastating consequences of the earthquake continue to unfold, the only appropriate response is to take immediate action, both through financial support and by activating the various support networks we already have,” said Sirma Boshnakova, Allianz Board Member. HE.
“Allianz has had strong historical ties with Turkey and its communities for a century, and we are doing everything we can to ensure the safety and support of our customers and colleagues who have been contributing directly on the ground.”
Meanwhile, Allianz Türkiye CEO Tolga Gurkan believes that “we will get through this difficult time and rebuild stronger than ever” together.
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