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About Me

Co-founder of Skyline Partners, insurance start-up whose ambition is to close the global protection gap.

After being regional actuary at AXA, AIG, in Europe & London and more recently Chief Actuary of ProSight Specialty Lloyd’s Managing Agency, I have developed new expertise of blockchain, smart contracts and real-time data streaming analytics for the Insurance industry.

Also co-founded EXCSUITE, a gig economy platform disintermediating the high-end niche advisory and mentoring services, initially focusing on UK financial services.

FCA registered Chief Actuary, certified fellow of the French Institute of Actuaries, certified IBM Foundation Blockchain developer.

Experience

Co-Founder / Executive Director

Skyline Partners
Since November 2017
  • Powered by blockchain, smart contracts and real-time streaming data analytics, Skyline Partners model focuses on the causes of the risk and not the effects.
  • By eliminating inefficiencies, moral hazard and expensive unknown uncertainty from the equation, this enables us to offer tailored, affordable, innovative risk solutions, currently focusing on natural hazard and weather impacts for the worlds under and uninsured.
  • Skyline Partners is a premium member of IBM Global Entrepreneur Program.

Co-Founder / Director

EXCSUITE
Since October 2017
  • EXCSUITE is bridging the gap between retired former C-level executives and companies seeking high value industry expertise not available anymore at an affordable cost.
  • I co-founded the company with an executive recruitment specialist and a former insurance executive. I am not involved anymore in the management of the company though I am still holding a directorship as significant shareholder.

Chief Actuary - Managing Agency | Syndicate 1110 at Lloyd's of London

ProSight Specialty Insurance
March 2015 to October 2017
  • Responsible for the leadership, direction and coordination of the Actuarial Function of the Syndicate 1110 at Lloyd's. First point of contact for all actuarial related matters internally and externally with shareholders, regulators, auditors or reinsurers.
  • Led analytical and actuarial services across Pricing, Reserving, Capital. Managed a team of 5 qualified actuaries. Owner of the Solvency 2 internal model and of the wider group capital function.
  • Achievements:
    - Key in successful transition from a turnkey to a managing agent in 2015.
    - Rebuilt actuarial team and framework from scratch.
    - Supported global growth by optimising the use of group capital.
    - Instrumental in the built of an optimised Lloyd's vehicle with optimal Funds at Lloyd's and minimal single digit weighted average cost of capital by means of corporate members' reinsurance, letters of credit and intragroup aggregate stop loss.
  • Member of the Committee of Actuaries of the Lloyd's Market at Lloyd's Market Association.

Head of Capital

ProSight Specialty Insurance
July 2014 to February 2015
  • Responsible for the capital function of the Syndicate and the production of all the regulatory solvency submissions.
    In charge of the maintenance, the development, the parameterization and the uses of the Internal Model.
  • First point of contact for all group capital related matters internally and externally with shareholders, regulators, auditors or reinsurers.
  • Achievements:
    - Built a group wide risk adjusted profitability framework for setting up targets as part of the performance review and business planning

Head of Internal Model Parameterization

AIG
September 2012 to July 2014
  • Responsible for the data, calibration, validation and operations of the Internal Model.
    25 countries, 5 geographical areas, 47 lines of business. GBP 8 billions Gross reserves and 5 billions Gross Earned Premium.
  • Managed 2 teams of 8 actuaries and data analysts.
  • Achievements:
    - Built and implemented a global risk orientated business engagement framework across all the regional profit centers to review the drivers of the capital with a focus on pricing, reserving, nat and man made cats.

Corporate Actuary

Various roles at AIG, AXA
September 2007 to August 2012
  • 1) Pricing / profitability analysis
  • 2) Statutory Reserving
  • 3) Solvency & Capital modelling, regulatory
  • Worked closely with underwriters, accountants, claims, tax & legal departments, auditors, consultants and regulators.

Education

Certified Actuary

French Institute of Actuaries

MSc, Diplom-Ingenieur, Financial & Actuarial Mathematics

Technische Universität Wien
September 2005 to July 2007

Master's thesis (Diplomarbeit) in financial mathematics with distinction.
Adviser : Walter Schachermayer (T.U. WIEN)
Company: Erste Bank, Vienna

Ingénieur Centralien, General Engineering

Ecole Centrale Paris - Grande École
September 2003 to December 2006

Multidisciplinary engineering program with heavy emphasis in science (mathematics, quantum physics, structural mechanics, fluid dynamics, programming, biology) as well as social sciences (economics, management, foreign languages).

BSc General Science, Scientific preparatory classes to the Grandes Écoles

Lycée Pierre De Fermat, Toulouse
September 2001 to June 2003

Intensive two-year university foundation course preparing for the competitive entrance examinations to the 'Grandes Ecoles'.

Skills

  • Pricing
  • Reserving
  • Capital
  • Exposure Management
  • ALM
  • ORSA
  • Economic value
  • Capital allocation
  • Reinsurance efficiency
  • Strategic Planning
  • Insurance Risk
  • Market Risk
  • Credit Risk
  • Operational Risk
  • Fair Market valuation
  • Due diligence process
  • Rating agency models
  • Lloyd's of London
  • Commercial & Financial lines
  • Excess & Surplus lines
  • Niche specialty lines
  • Consumer lines
  • Solvency 2
  • Lloyd's of London (Member of CALM)
  • UK PRA
  • FCA conduct
  • ACP France
  • New York Department of Insurance
  • APRA Australia
  • US FED CCAR
  • FINMA Switzerland
  • >8 years
  • SIMF20 Chief Actuary Function
  • CF12 Actuarial
  • AIG Global training Leading Leaders
  • ProSight Senior Management Training

IT

  • Blockchain
  • Python
  • R
  • Web Development
  • C, C++
  • ResQ
  • SQL, Access
  • VBA
  • Office suite
  • Cloud Computing
  • Streaming analytics
  • Machine Learning
  • Igloo: 8 years
  • Remetrica: 2 years
  • Matlab: 2 years
  • French: Native
  • English: Bilingual
  • German: Fluent

Interests

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Blockchain
  • Sharing economy
  • Processing, pure data
  • Web protocols
  • InsurTech, FinTech
  • Internet Of Things
  • Play saxophone.
  • Rugby enthusiast, former player.
  • Cinema enthusiast.
  • Member of Charlton & Woolwich Free Film Festival.
  • Founding member of Centrale 7, largest university rugby sevens tournament.