Generali appoints Cecile Paillard as Group CTO

25 June 2024 — Andrei VICTOR

Italian insurer Generali announced the appointment of Cecile Paillard as Group Chief Transformation Officer (CTO), effective as of September 2nd 2024, directly reporting to the General Manager, Marco Sesana.

In her role, Cecile Paillard will be responsible for accelerating the Group’s transformation, driving the execution of its strategy towards greater digitalization across the organization and innovation in terms of customer experience and distribution networks, key drivers for the Lifetime Partner model. She will also join the Group Management Committee (GMC).

Cecile Paillard brings to Generali over 25 years of experience in financial services, and a notable expertise in strategic planning and innovation. In her career, she held leading roles in international insurance players, most recently as CEO Mediterranean, Middle East & Africa of Coface Group, and previously positions of growing responsibility in AXA.

Marco Sesana, Generali Group General Manager, said: “Leading innovation is one of the three pillars of our strategy “Lifetime Partner 24: Driving Growth”, and the transformation process is a key engine powering our future growth. With Cecile's support, we will further strengthen our commitment towards the development of an innovative, agile and digitally-enabled organization, for the benefit of our customers and all stakeholders”.