16 January 2017Insurance

SCOR reveals senior appointments in US and Asia-Pacific

French reinsurer SCOR has unveiled several new appointments including new managing directors in the Americas and Asia-Pacific.

Paul Christoff has been appointed as managing director of the Americas hub. He will retain his current responsibilities as chief financial officer.

In the Asia-Pacific region, Eric Pooi, currently the chief operating officer (COO) of life division, has been appointed to the new role of managing director. Pooi replaces Ben Ho, who has been appointed advisor to the managing director of the Asia-Pacific hub.

Marc Philippe, currently the deputy chief information officer, has been promoted to become the CIO, replacing Régis Delayat, who has been appointed as digital advisor to the chairman.

Romain Portelli, currently in charge of information systems at SCOR Global P&C, is appointed as the deputy CIO.

Guillaume Ominetti, currently the head of capital shield strategy within the group risk management department, is appointed advisor to the chairman and head of public affairs.

Christoff, Pooi and Philippe will be reporting to the group COO Romain Launay.

Denis Kessler, chairman and chief executive officer of SCOR, said: "The appointments announced today once again bear testimony to SCOR's commitment to developing and promoting talent within the Group, throughout the world.

“I would like to extend my thanks to Ben for his remarkable contribution to the success of SCOR's operations and for the strengthening of our franchise in Asia-Pacific. Over the past 25 years, Régis Delayat has successfully transformed SCOR's information systems, thereby providing the Group with a key competitive edge. He will now focus on digital, in line with his role as chairman of Ruschlikon and with SCOR's commitment to this topic."

Launay said: "SCOR's hub structure, which involves the pooling of support functions at regional level, offers an efficient platform for providing high-quality services to our business engines.
“With the appointment of Paul Christoff in the Americas and Eric Pooi in Asia-Pacific, we will further focus on operational excellence in these regions, which generate around 60 percent of the Group's gross written premiums.

“With the appointments of Marc Philippe and Romain Portelli, the Group will continue to invest in the development of our information systems with a view to creating ever more performing tools to conduct our business," he added.

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