Influential women in re/insurance: re/insurers and brokers
OF OF 2017
Company: Guy Carpenter & Company
Job title: Senior vice president, non-life
2010: Senior broker, Guy Carpenter
2008: Broker, Aon Benfield
2004: Broker, Benfield
If you had chosen a different profession/career path, what
would it have been?
I would enjoy any job in which I could use my education
and skills to produce new business that helps my clients and
Why did you choose to work in this industry?
After graduating from Pantheon Sorbonne Law University with a
Master’s in international commercial law and arbitration, I received
a job offer from a legal office and had the opportunity to teach
and lecture at Paris Descartes University. International affairs,
finding solutions to international conflicts and tensions, always
interested me so I travelled the globe for two years gaining valuable
experience from different cultures and work environments.
Upon my return, two career paths were open to me: banking
and insurance. As is often the case, reinsurance and I met by
sheer chance thanks to someone in the industry who gave me an
opportunity to join his team. Thanks to this great collaboration,
I realised how varied and complex the reinsurance business is,
gathering people from diverse backgrounds and with many
experiences to create an international industry touching on a
variety of subjects and fields.
What has been the highlight of your career so far?
The biggest highlights are the relationships I’ve been fortunate
enough to develop. This career has given me the chance to meet
and work with talented people with a variety of backgrounds
and professional paths. Another highlight is the constant
change and innovation in our industry, which forces us to
adapt, react and find solutions to problems that are very much
driven by real-world issues affecting society. There is also a
very strong human component, but the biggest challenges are
likely still ahead of us, which is quite motivating.
What has been the biggest challenge you have encountered?
My biggest challenge has been, and still is, to establish myself
as a valued broker and client representative in an industry that
is traditionally male-dominated. In addition, as a mother of
two girls, it is sometimes challenging to continue to succeed,
progress in my career and serve my clients while preserving an
appropriate balance with my family.
“Another highlight is the constant
change and innovation in our industry,
which forces us to adapt, react and find
solutions to problems.”
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