London / Paris, September 7th 2022 – Volante Global, a multi-class, multi-territory international MGA & Lloyd’s Syndicate that combines best-in-class underwriting powered by data-driven business processes deployed through a strategic platform, has announced the launch of Volante France.
Volante France is a service company with the authority to underwrite on behalf of Lloyd’s Europe (Standard & Poor’s A+) offering insurance solutions across a spectrum of products for a wide range of companies (VSEs, SMEs, ETIs, Large Risks) and professionals.
The Volante France team consists of co Managing Directors Pascal Leroy and Véronique Warnery, Didier Couturier as Deputy Managing Director, Philippe Grignon Dumoulin as Liability Manager, Olivier Chereau as Property Manager and Cécile Bernier as Business Manager.
Pascal Leroy has been appointed as Managing Director of Volante France in charge of Distribution.
Specialist in distribution and property, Pascal Leroy was previously the Head of Distribution and Regional Network of QBE France after having worked as their Property Manager since 2014. Pascal began his career at AXA Re London and has also worked as a Property Facultative Underwriter at AXA Re Paris, Client Manager at XL Insurance France, Property Manager at Zurich France and Property Deputy Manager at Aon France prior to joining Volante France.
Véronique Warnery has been appointed as Managing Director of Volante France in charge of Underwriting.
Expert in liability, Véronique Warnery started her career as Chief Legal Officer of the Public Transportation Company of Orléans (which is part of the Transdev group). After which she worked as a Casualty broker within the construction department of Gras Savoye and at Siaci Saint Honoré, broadening her experience in the manufacturing, retail, nuclear, IT, media and telecom sectors. She joined Hiscox group in 2008 as a Professional Lines Underwriter and was then appointed as the Technical Underwriting Manager for France and Southern Europe within the European Underwriting Direction. Finally, Véronique worked as the Pricing and Portfolio Underwriting Manager for all lines of business in Europe before joining QBE France in 2015 as the Head of General Liability and Life Sciences.
Didier Couturier has been appointed as the Deputy Managing Director in charge of development of Volante France.
Didier Couturier has significant experience in the insurance market and was previously the Deputy Managing Director of QBE France, after joining the firm in 2000. Prior to this, he worked for many years in the reinsurance market at Gerling Konzern Globale AG in France where he was responsible for property and the regions, distribution and underwriting.
Philippe Grignon Dumoulin has been appointed as Liability Manager.
Philippe Grignon Dumoulin has more than 25 years of experience in Liability Insurance. Graduated from the Paris’s Insurance Institute (Sorbonne University), he began his insurance career at Marsh as Deputy Legal Manager. Then he held a number of Liability Managerial positions at Allianz, Aviva, MMA and Tokio Marine HCC where he was in charge of Japanese and local liability business. Finally, prior to joining Volante, Philippe has worked at QBE for 4 years.
Olivier Chéreau has been appointed as Property Manager.
Olivier Chéreau has more than 20 years of experience on Property Insurance. Graduated from Paris Insurance Institute (Sorbonne University) he has held several underwriting positions in Aspen Re, Zurich and Chubb, expanding his Property expertise to Insurance and reinsurance. Prior to joining Volante, Olivier has worked for BHSI and QBE France as Head of Property.
Cécile Bernier has been appointed as Business Manager
Graduated from Paris University (UVSQ and Paris 12) Cécile Bernier has a Master’s Degree of Private and Insurance Law. Prior to joining Volante, she has worked for Hiscox 15 years successively as Underwriter and Head of Business Project Management in Bordeaux.
Commenting on the launch of Volante France, Talbir Bains, Volante Global’s Founder and CEO underlined the differentiation that Volante France seeks to deliver to the local markets. “Our proposition is structured to deliver across the spectrum of local assureds in France from Commercial Property, Residential Real Estate General Liability and Professional Indemnity, enabled by the quality of local talents we have procured and based in Paris and the Regions. The strength of capital we bring to the local market with our Lloyd’s Syndicate 1699 platform will offer advantageous solutions to our broker partners and Volante are very enthused to commence trading in France”.
Roshni Lillies, Active Underwriter of Volante’s Syndicate 1699, the platform through which Volante France will trade, conveyed the focused strategy that Volante France brings to the local market. “The addition of our platform in France gives Volante Syndicate 1699 access French assureds locally with local underwriting talent. We will initially access business from Paris and will soon also have a regional offering with locations planned in Strasbourg and Bordeaux. The French marketplace has great penetration of insurance solutions and through our highly experienced team we will offer the market a P&C solution for assureds ranging from micro, SME to large corporates. We look forward to working with assureds and brokers locally.”
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