Paris-based reinsurer SCOR Group has announced the following executive appointments:
Jean-Luc Besson, 58, has been nominated Chief Risk Officer, responsible for the global Central Technical Department. He is an Actuary, holds a doctorate in mathematics and has been Chief Reserving Actuary of the SCOR Group since January 2003. as head of the global Central Technical Department, he has responsibility for the Group’s reserving, pricing, models and retrocession.
Yvan Besnard has been named Director for Non-Life Treaties for Europe. A member of the Executive Committee since 2003, he has been Chief Internal Auditor for the Group. He became Financial Controller of SCOR Reassurance in 1993, and joined SCOR UK, in 1995, where he was appointed Managing Director in 1997. In July 2000, he was appointed Head of Development for the SCOR Group.
Besnard replaces Francois Constantin who is retiring.
Sylvain Boueil, 51, has been nominated Chief Internal Auditor for the Group. He has been Director of Eastern European Markets since 2000. He joined SCOR in 1983 as head of Liability business in Facultatives. He was nominated Chief Underwriting Officer of SCOR US in 1989 and returned to Paris as Technical Director of Non-Life Treaties in 1994.
— Fabrice de Dianous, 41, has been nominated Director for Eastern European Markets. He joined SCOR in 1988 in charge of underwriting for the German Market, and from 1996 for the Central European Markets.
— Patrick Barrault, 50, has been nominated Director for the French Market. He joined the SCOR Group in September 2001 as Director of the Group Credit & Surety Department, and will continue to be responsible for that department. Barrault replaces Francois Mallot who is leaving the Group.
SCOR also confirmed the membership of the Executive Committee of the Group as follows:
— Denis Kessler – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
— Patrick Thourot – Chief Operating Officer
— Marcel Kahn – Chief Financial Officer
— Jean-Luc Besson – Chief Risk Officer
— Romain Durand – Chief Executive Officer and Director of SCOR VIE
— Victor Peignet – Managing Director, Business Solutions Division
— Henry Klecan – President & CEO of SCOR US and SCOR Canada
— Yvan Besnard – Director for Non-Life Treaties, Europe
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