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"Understanding Generali’s challenging change processes will help me in my IT role”

Insurance and Generali may not have been a natural home for Yousef, with a PhD and background in aviation; find out how he is embracing his new challenge with us.


  • Name: Yousef
  • Hometown: Tehran, Iran
  • Resides: Hamburg, Germany
  • Hobby: Besides spending time with my little girl I love to go out for a long run.
  • Favourite song: It is difficult to have one favourite. Currently I'm listening often to David Bowie's Space Oddity.
  • Looking forward to: Visiting my grandmother with my wife and daughter
  • Years in Generali: 1.5 years


I'm a computer engineer. After my diploma I started working in a cluster of excellence research project in the aviation sector in Hamburg. I finished my PhD in early 2015.

Why Generali

I was looking for new challenges in other industries. The insurance business provides me with interesting challenges matching my IT skills. I was also interested in finding a highly regarded Graduate Programme at an international company.

Benefits of the graduate programme

It was one of the best business and life experiences. 
I started in Generali Life IT, my future department, then worked as an IT architect. The highlight was working with the Head of Architecture in Milan where I learned a lot. I could also take my family with me - my wife and baby girl. The last months I worked on the business side of Generali Life in Hamburg.

Future outlook

Rotating these specific departments over a year and a half provided me with a lot of work experiences and to take part in all the challenging change processes, as well as a network of contacts that would otherwise take years to establish.