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The Remarkable Diversity of AIG’s Irish Office

12.03.2020

The Remarkable Diversity of AIG’s Irish Office

The AIG workforce in Ireland has changed dramatically over the last few decades. The office has gone from predominately Irish to extremely multicultural and diverse.

 

In the early 1980s, there were 60 people working in General Insurance in AIG Dublin. The workforce was predominately Irish, with 57 people identifying as Irish, 2 as British and 1 as American. The only native languages spoken were Irish and English. 

 

Today, almost 40 years later in 2020, there are 350 people employed in Dublin in multiple areas, from General Insurance servicing the domestic market to shared services in IT, Asset Management and Treasury. We are very proud to say that the workforce is now extremely diverse with 26 nationalities and 32 native languages represented!

 

Declan O’Rourke, General Manager of AIG Ireland said ‘With employees from Nigeria to Nepal, from Australia to America and from Vietnam to the Ukraine, we have a truly diverse workforce which brings a great vibrancy to the office. The diversity of our team here in Dublin is one of our greatest assets and it’s something that we are very proud of. As we look ahead, we will continue to focus on building our culture of inclusion to attract, develop and retain talent.’

 

“Come Dine with Diversity” event at AIG Ireland - Brazilian Cuisine
“Come Dine with Diversity” event at AIG Ireland - Brazilian Cuisine
“Come Dine with Diversity”
“Come Dine with Diversity” event at AIG Ireland - Indian Cuisine

Elizabeth Hayes, HR Manager said, “Diversity & Inclusion is something we are all passionate about here at AIG in Dublin. One of my favourite events is  our annual “Come Dine with Diversity” where we celebrate the different nationalities and cultures we have at AIG Ireland with food from around the world. The event is worth organising and attending just for one taste of the Brazilian Brigadeiros!’

 

Daniel Duriancik, Head of Dublin Treasury Centre commented “I’ve been back and forth between Austria, the US and Ireland for the last 15 years. Ireland really struck me as the perfect balance between old & new, west & east and has become a melting pot for different nationalities around the world. I settled in Ireland full time 5 years ago and my two sons were born here, I find the people to be extremely warm and welcoming. Year on year, the team in treasury has become more diverse which is of great benefit to us as we support AIG’s global treasury business. It’s a priority for me that we continue to leverage and appreciate our multinational culture in the Dublin office”.

 

Native Languages spoken by the team at AIG Ireland:                                                

Afrikaans, Cantonese, Cambodian, Czech, Dutch, English, Filipino, French, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malaysian, Mandarin, Nepali, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Spanish, Tamil, Ukrainian, Vietnamese and Yoruba.