ACE Appoints Véronique Brionne Country President for Iberia

  ACE Appoints Véronique Brionne Country President for Iberia  Business Wire  MADRID -- January 30, 2014  ACE Group today announced the appointment of Véronique Brionne as Country President for its Iberia region, covering both Spain and Portugal.  In this role, Véronique will be responsible for managing the performance, strategy and development of all of ACE’s property and casualty, accident and health and consumer lines operations in Spain and Portugal. She will be based in Madrid and will report to Jeff Moghrabi, Regional President, Continental Europe at ACE.  Véronique joins ACE from AXA where she spent 15 years, based in three European countries including over two years in Spain.  Most recently, Véronique was Property and Casualty (P&C) Programme Director for the Northern, Central and Eastern European region spanning five markets. In this role, her responsibilities included ensuring and improving the profitability of the regional P&C business, the successful development of the product portfolio in the corporate and SME segments, and the development of strategy for the business overall.  Previously, as Head of the CEO & Chairman’s office for AXA Global P&C and a member of the Mutuelle Saint-Christophe Assurances management committee, she held various management responsibilities across both the personal and commercial lines portfolios and in a wide number of areas including underwriting, claims, actuarial, marketing and IT. Véronique began her career as an actuary.  Véronique succeeds Angel Diaz, who was recently appointed to the role of Country President for ACE in Brazil and who has relocated to São Paulo. Her appointment is effective 3 February.  Jeff Moghrabi, Regional President, Continental Europe at ACE, said:  “With 15 years of relevant insurance industry experience, management responsibility spanning both commercial and personal lines, and dedicated experience across a wide range of countries and functional disciplines, Véronique brings a great wealth of all-round experience to this key role for ACE.  “Iberia is one of ACE’s most important markets in Continental Europe and Véronique is ideally placed to drive forward our plans for targeted growth and continued investment in the property and casualty business and in the accident and health sector, where Spain is a centre of expertise for our region and represents our largest direct marketing business in Continental Europe.  “Finally, I want to thank Serge Osouf for stepping up to provide the leadership as interim Country President for Iberia over recent months that has ensured strong continuity for the business, and for driving forward our plans for development in 2014.”  About ACE:  ACE Group is one of the world’s largest multiline property and casualty insurers. With operations in 54 countries, ACE provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients. ACE Limited, the parent company of the ACE Group, is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ACE) and is a component of the S&P 500 index.  Visit www.acegroup.com/eu  Contact:  ACE Nicholas Mandalas Communications Manager EMEA Tel: +44 (0)20 7173 7793 Nicholas.mandalas@acegroup.com