Vicky Drakousis, Chief HR officer, Allianz

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In April 2019, Vicky Drakousis joined Allianz as CHRO. In this role, she is responsible for leading all aspects of Allianz’s HR function, including recruitment and talent management, learning and organisational development, compensation and benefits, and business partnering.

Drakousis has worked in the financial services sector both locally and internationally for over 25 years and brings to Allianz a wealth of cultural expertise. She spent the last 10 years at Commonwealth Bank in several executive general manager HR roles in the wealth, institutional, business and private banking, and global asset management divisions. Prior to CBA, Drakousis held senior HR positions at State Street, where she gained extensive international experience.

Speaking of her new role at Allianz, Drakousis said: “The current environment for financial services companies is both exciting and challenging. Allianz has done a fantastic job of adapting its people and culture to the internal and external changes in the insurance sector. I see this new role as a great opportunity to continue to evolve Allianz’s culture and drive a forward-thinking people agenda. I’m very excited to now be a part of the next phase of Allianz’s growth.”