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Allianz Commercial Honors Partners at Annual Networking Event

Since its establishment in 2009, this prestigious gathering has evolved into a well-recognized event in the South African insurance industry.

This year’s Allianz Cocktail adopted the theme of the Olympic and Paralympic Movements Partnership. Allianz takes great pride in its role as the ‘Worldwide Insurance Partner’ of the Olympic & Paralympic Movements.

The official partnership, which commenced in 2021, builds upon Allianz’s longstanding collaboration with the Paralympic Movement, dating back to 2006.

“As the Worldwide Insurance Partner, Allianz maintains its commitment to supporting the aspirations, challenges, and requirements of the athlete community through a wide range of insurance solutions and services, mentorship programs, career opportunities, and health initiatives. By championing the sports ecosystem and upholding shared core values of excellence, friendship, inclusion, and respect, Allianz is eager to contribute to the ambitions of athletes worldwide,” stated Thusang Mahlangu, CEO of Allianz Commercial South Africa.

Following the inspiring Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022, Allianz continues its support for the Games in Paris 2024, Milano Cortina 2026, and LA2028. In South Africa, Allianz Commercial proudly collaborates with Team South Africa and actively engages in its TOP partnership with the South African Sports Confederation, Olympic and Paralympic Committee (SASCOC), the National Olympic Committee, and National Paralympic Committee for South Africa.

The TOP Programme represents the highest-tier marketing program of the Olympic and Paralympic Movements.

At the Allianz Cocktail, esteemed athletes from various disciplines graced the occasion.

Among them were Geronay Whitebooi, a multiple judoka medallist; Akani Simbine, the South African 100 meters record holder; Lythe Pillay, a gold medallist in the World Athletics U20 Championships 400m; former captain of the South African Sevens Rugby team and Olympics medallist, Kyle Brown; Donald Ramphadi, the first black South African French Open winner; and Caitlin Rooskrantz, an artistic gymnast, pictured with SASCOC CEO, Nozipho Jafta (far left), and Allianz Commercial South Africa CEO, Thusang Mahlangu (center).

Allianz Commercial proudly supports a community of over 150 athletes from around the world, not only in their sporting pursuits but also in preparing them for their careers beyond sports. The dedication and preparation of these athletes serve as an inspiration for Allianz to embrace all that life has to offer.

“We are proud to be part of Movements that celebrate the pursuit of excellence, the possibility of opportunities, and a vision for a better world. Through this partnership, Allianz reinforces its position as an inclusive brand that cares about society while leading the way in empowering and uniting people across the globe,” Thusang added.

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