Thibault Surer appointed Group Strategy and Business Development Director
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 and risk management firm.
Thibault has lived and worked in China, the US, France, the UK and Sweden.
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