PARIS, 20-Jun-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Thibault Surer, 54, joins credit insurer Coface as Strategy and Business Development Director of the Group. The department he will head up covers Strategy, Business Development, Marketing & Innovation. Thibault becomes also a member of the Group Management and Executive Committees.
This appointment will reinforce Coface’s focus on strategy and operational efficiency and comes as a natural step as Coface is defining its strategic roadmap for the coming years. Thibault’s international experience and in-depth knowledge of the financial services sector and the insurance industry will stand him in good stead to carry out the key missions: the annual strategic planning process, implementation and monitoring of the strategic plan, and developing Coface’s business through partnerships, ventures and innovation.
A graduate of the Paris business school, HEC, the London Business School and the Stockholm School of Economics. Thibault Surer began his career in 1987 at Eurosuez-Euroventures. He then spent 15 years with the consultancy firm McKinsey & Company, where he held international management roles, as a Partner focusing on Financial Institutions and Transportation and Logistics. He was a Partner in the mid-market buy-out fund, Astorg Partners, from 2010 to 2015, where he played a key role in the restructuring of Gras Savoye, the leading French insurance brokerage firm.
Thibault has lived and worked in China, the US, France, the UK and Sweden.
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The Coface Group, a worldwide leader in credit insurance, offers companies around the globe solutions to protect them against the risk of financial default of their clients, both on the domestic market and for export. In 2015, the Group, supported by its 4,500 staff, posted a consolidated turnover of €1.490 billion. Present directly or indirectly in 100 countries, it secures transactions of 40,000 companies in more than 200 countries. Each quarter, Coface publishes its assessments of country risk for 160 countries, based on its unique knowledge of companies’ payment behaviour and on the expertise of its 340 underwriters located close to clients and their debtors. In France, Coface manages export public guarantees on behalf of the French State. www.coface.com