Sabia Schwarzer | Influence 100

Sabia Schwarzer

Global Head of Communications & Responsibility



Sabia Schwarzer is viewed as one of the best of a new breed of German communicators, challenging a PR landscape that is often typified by a reluctance to take risks. She took on the top communications job at Allianz in 2015, filling the shoes of 23-year corporate comms head Emilio Galli Zugaro.

She is now responsible for global communication and environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy for the Allianz Group, managing a global team of communicators and corporate responsibility professionals. She acts as a coach and “sparring partner” for the group CEO and senior executives and is a firm advocate of a robust social media strategy and data analytics, including developing and monitoring meaningful KPIs across all media and communciations activities.

Her elevation came after spending two decades with the insurance giant in a variety of senior marketing and communications roles across the world, including as head of communications for North America for 14 years, being a board member of the Allianz Foundation, and as head of comms for Asia Pacific.