People are at the heart of what we do. So each month we want to introduce you to one of our Allianz Care Champions, the wonderful staff helping our customers across the globe every day. This month, meet Ana, art lover and care champion.
Ana’s love for art stretches back to her childhood. She’s also been part of the Allianz team for two years. Her role as Client Representative means she’s in direct contact with customers when they need advice. We sat down with Ana to find out more about her passion for art and her life at Allianz.
Where did your love of art begin?
‘I’ve been painting since I was very little. I even used to draw pictures on the walls of my house (sorry Mum!). I signed each one, so it was always clear who the culprit was… Then I started watercolour classes at the age of 10. When I find the time to paint now, it’s like going back to my childhood.’
What kind of art do you love the most?
‘For me, art is everything. If I had to choose my favourite type of art, I’d choose painting. But I love all kinds of art – sculpture, theatre, literature, music, dance…’
What inspires you?
‘I was born in southern Spain and lived there until I started working for Allianz Care in Dublin. My inspiration comes directly from where I was raised, a place full of colour and life.’
Who are your favourite artists?
‘Van Gogh, Monet, Joaquin Sorolla, Bernini, Antonio Lopez, Julio Romero de Torres, to name but a few... And as I’m from Malaga, I have to include Pablo Picasso.’
Why is it important to have a creative outlet outside of work?
‘Having a creative outlet allows you to use your mind for something else. For example, I had an arts and crafts blog in college to escape from all the books. It was my mental retreat.’
What is your role in Allianz?
‘I work in Client Relationship Management as a Client Representative. No two days are ever the same!’
Sum up your experience with Allianz Care in one word.
‘Progression. Allianz Care has given me the chance to progress in my career. I’ve grown both professionally and personally. I’ve met friends for life here – some of my colleagues are like my family in Ireland.’