Nomination of new chair and members of the Group’s Board of Directors


Following the appointment of Eric Lombard as Chief Executive of La Caisse des Dépôts and his subsequent resignation as Chair of the Board of Directors, Europ Assistance announces the nomination of new members of its Board of Directors.

Alfonso Villanueva, Global Head of Strategy, Corporate Ventures & CEO Office of PayPal since 2015, appointed as an independent director.

Mr. Villanueva was previously a Senior Partner for McKinsey & Company, which he joined in 2000. While with McKinsey he was Director for the activities “Telecom, Media, Hi-Tech” for the Asia-Pacific region.

Jean-Laurent Granier, CEO of Generali France since June 2017, is also appointed as a board member.

Mr. Granier joined UAP in 1990 then AXA in 1997 and worked in various senior positions in France before leading the Mediterranean and Latin America Regions and eventually becoming Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of AXA Global P&C.

Frédéric de Courtois, CEO of Generali Global Business Lines & International since 2016, is appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Mr. De Courtois began his career with CGI Informatique in 1990, before moving to UAP in 1993, working within the Finance Department before moving to the Group Controlling Department in 1997.

He would later hold a number of roles for AXA including CFO for AXA Japan and leading their Italian, Greek and Serbian operations.

In September 2016, he joined the Generali Group as Chief Executive Officer of Global Business Lines & International with responsibility for the Group’s Global Business Lines, the EMEA, Asia and Americas regions and the Group’s Bancassurance activity.

The CEO of Europ Assistance Group, Antoine Parisi :






"I wish to congratulate Eric for this new leadership position in such a prestigious institution, but most importantly I want to thank him for all of the help he has provided me. Eric was a real mentor and friend. I also warmly welcome our new Chairman, Frédéric de Courtois, and members of the Board, Jean-Laurent Granier and Alfonso Villanueva, I am certain that they will help me with the future success of Europ Assistance”.