Kiel University at the Hannover Messe 2019

Andrea Hirzle-Yager

Department director Allianz Deutschland AG

"The challenge that we face in the age of digitization not only within our companies but throughout the different industries confronts us with a seemingly insurmountable task. It will require our best. If we continue to do business as usual, we will soon be out of business."

Andrea Hirzle-Yager


Experienced change agent with international background; committed to increasing technology value for the business by improving efficiency and effectiveness of operations. Proven expertise at creating IT strategy and business transformation with a clear customer focus. Successful motivational leader, mentors and develops high-performing global teams.

After successful graduation and completion of language studies in Freiburg, Germany, Andrea Hirzle-Yager spent 17 years on the East Coast of the USA. For 13 years, she managed various areas of IT (incl. Manager/Director Desktop Support Services, Infrastructure Service Manager, Manager IT Strategy) at Liberty Mutual Insurance. During that time, she also successfully completed her „Bachelor of Science in Management and Information Technology“ and her MBA.

Andrea Hirzle-Yager returned to Germany in 2011, where she spent almost three years as CIO and Manager Application Services with a medium-sized company in the Black Forest. In 2014, she joined Allianz Germany AG as their Head of Department. At Allianz Germany AG she is responsible for ePortal operations, setup and operations of the agile delivery environment, legacy systems for all business units incl. batch processing and mainframe, as well as the Change/Problem/Incident organization.