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Job title: Chief operating officer of the life & health division
2017: Director, Umanlife
2016: Chief operating officer of the life & health division,
2013: Integration of Generali USA, SCOR
2011: Integration of Transamerica, SCOR
2011: Head of the group project office, SCOR
2007: Integration of Converium for SCOR, Accenture
2003: Integration of Credit Lyonnais insurance companies
for Credit Agricole insurance companies, Accenture
1999: Consultant in technology, Accenture
Corinne Trocellier is chief operating officer of SCOR’s life &
health division, the fifth largest life reinsurer in the world. In
charge of budget and planning, project portfolio management,
and IT and US administration, Trocellier is also a member of the
division’s executive committee.
On joining SCOR in 2011, she created a dedicated unit called the
Group Project Office, reporting to the Group COO. The main
missions of the unit were to manage strategic projects relating to
integration, optimisation and regulatory matters, to monitor the
group’s project portfolios, to define standard project methodology
and reporting and, working with the HR department, to promote
the project management function. On the request of the group
executive committee, she led strategic projects such as Solvency II
(pre-application phase), and the US integrations of Transamerica
and Generali USA.
Since 2017, she has been a director of Umanlife, a data-driven
wellness startup designed to help insurers innovate and increase
Why did you choose to work in this industry?
My first assignment as a consultant was the convergence project
at Predica (the second largest life insurer in France). This very
large project mobilised more than 100 consultants to build a
complete IT system covering the entire value chain of a life
insurer. I was in charge of the claims implementation solution
and the reporting solution. I very much enjoyed the intellectual
stimulation involved in translating the complexity of life
insurance products into technology.
Throughout my career as a consultant I worked on a variety of
assignments, from integration projects to regulatory projects, but
I always stayed in the life insurance industry. In 2007, I discovered
the reinsurance industry with the integration of Converium. I
was completely hooked by the technicity of the business.
What has been the highlight of your career so far?
I’ve been lucky enough to be able to choose the projects on
which I’ve worked and the teams that I worked with to carry
them out. My career has covered Solvency II capability for
Accenture, three integration projects for SCOR, the creation of
the Group Project Office and the definition of the five-year IT
project roadmap within the life division. All of this has also
provided many opportunities for fascinating encounters.
What has been the biggest challenge you have encountered?
When I moved from a consulting company to SCOR, I had to
show that I could bring value to the organisation and contribute
to its strategy by acting, not just by providing advice.
Right now I’m thinking ahead to the next challenge of the life
division, which is to adapt our processes to client needs and
expectations by leveraging digital capabilities and proposing
“I’ve been lucky enough to be able to
choose the projects on which I’ve worked
and the teams that I worked with to
carry them out.”
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