At AM&T, we’ve always been proud of the depth of experience within our team. Today, we are extremely proud to be celebrating an incredible milestone with Michele Ostowari.
Michele celebrates 40 years working in the Allianz family. From her first day, when Allianz had just opened their office in Australia, navigating through mergers, massive advancements in product and technology, then switching to marine insurance, Michele continues to have a positive attitude and support her team through thick and thin.
Allianz sat down with Michele for an interview, here’s what she had to say.
Get to know Michele Ostowari, Support Services Officer, celebrating 40 years with Allianz!
What did the workplace look like in your first year?
The workplace has certainly changed, I recall being able to open windows in the office, there were smoking areas and people had mobile phones that were the size of bricks!
What tips would you give to someone who was starting out their career today?
I have 3 tips. Select the area you are most interested in, treat people how you would like to be treated and be open to learning all different areas of insurance.
You moved into the AM&T team in 2017, tell us about your current role?
I am part of the Operations team. My role involves processing premiums and reinsurance. Being a part of an Underwriting Agency I also work across all aspects of the business.
What have you enjoyed most about working at AM&T?
It would have to be the people; we all work so closely together and everyone gets on so well. Marine is a particularly interesting side of insurance to work in.
What words best describe you at work?
Helpful and friendly.
If you had one day where you could do ANYTHING you wanted, what would you do?
I would try skydiving.
What are the top 3 songs on your device’s playlist?
Coldplay – ‘Something Just Like This’, Adele – ‘Easy on Me’ and Red Hot Chilli Peppers – ‘Californication’.
What is your favourite cuisine?
Japanese and Middle Eastern.
What do you enjoy doing on your days off?
I enjoy going for long walks, I love cooking and spending time with my French Bulldog.
What is the best destination you’ve ever visited for a holiday?
My favourite destinations I’ve been to are Austria and Paris.
From the whole team at AM&T, we would like to extend our congratulations and heartfelt thanks to Michele for her contribution to Allianz and in particular to AM&T.