Italian insurance giant Generali Group has elected its General Manager Frédéric de Courtois as Vice President of Insurance Europe, the European insurance and reinsurance federation.
Courtois, who has been elected to serve for a three-year term, began his career in the insurance sector in 1993, holding several management positions in various global markets.
He was elected at Insurance Europe’s General Assembly meeting in Bucharest and succeeds Torbjörn Magnusson, Group Chief Executive Officer and President of Sampo Insurance Group.
“I am delighted to welcome Frédéric to this important role. Frédéric brings with him a vast wealth of knowledge about our industry and I am looking forward to working together with him to represent our industry,” stated Insurance Europe’s president, Andreas Brandstetter, CEO & chairman of UNIQA Insurance Group.
“I would like to thank Torbjörn for the huge contribution that he has made to our industry over the last six years,” added Brandstetter.
“He has been particularly engaged in the area of new technologies and how they impact insurers. We would like to thank him for driving these debates so strongly within Insurance Europe.”
Commenting on his appointment, de Courtois said, “I am honoured to have been elected vice president and look forward to representing the European insurance industry, which makes a huge contribution both to our society and our economy.”
“I will work hard to ensure that the regulatory environment for insurers properly reflects their business model and enables them to continue to deliver the best results for their clients.”