Scor’s Blanc to head global reinsurance

March 21 2019 by InsuranceAsia News Staff

Michel Blanc, chief executive of Asia Pacific at Scor Global P&C, has been promoted to a global role of chief executive of reinsurance.

Blanc (pictured) has been in the Asia Pacific role since April 1 2017 when he took over from Ben Ho who retired in March 2017; he was previously chief representative for Japan and chief underwriting officer – treaty, Asia Pacific.

The move happened after Jean-Paul Conoscente’s appointment as chief executive of Scor Global P&C; both roles are effective from April 1.

Christoph Spichtig, Scor’s chief underwriting officer for South-East Asia and Hong Kong, has been promoted to replace Blanc, also from April 1.

In addition to Spichtig’s appointment, Eric Jenck, underwriting manager treaty for South-East Asian high-growth markets, will be promoted to regional chief underwriting officer of reinsurance for Asia Pacific.

Both Spichtig and Jenck will be based in Scor’s Singapore office, while Blanc will relocate to Paris from Singapore in September 2020.

Last year Scor rejected a dramatic multi-billion dollar takeover attempt from one of its minority shareholders Covea – a French mutual insurer.

Scor said the bid didn’t tally with its strategy of independence and undervalued the firm.