Towers Watson has appointed the Frenchman Frédéric Traimond as the new head of its Risk Consulting and Software practice in France and South West Europe. Traimond joins from Big Four firm PwC.
With approximately 15.000 employees in more than 30 countries Towers Watson is one of the globe’s largest professional services firms. The business advisory serves clients with services and solutions in the field of compensation & beneits, talent, risk management and investments.
Frédéric Traimond joins the firm from PwC, where he was a partner in the actuarial practice. Previously, he held a range of international leadership roles across life, property and casualty and reinsurance businesses, including Group Chief Operating Officer at Flagstone Reinsurance, Chief Risk Officer of AXA-Winterthur and, prior to that, Non-Life Manager of AXA Switzerland as part of a 15 year career with AXA Group. Traimond holds a degree from the l'Institut de sciences Financière et d'Assurances (IFSA), a Lyon-based school with a focus on the actuary field.
At Towers Watson, Traimond will be responsible for the Risk Consulting and Software (RCS) practice in France, as well as lead the unit in South West Europe, working together with the Dutchman Harm Blaak, who heads the North, Central and Eastern Europe region*. In a press release Towers Watson states that Traimond’s addition is part of the firm’s “strategic plan to expand the support it can provide to clients operating in the French market as well as extending the management consultancy services it provides to the insurance sector.”
Michael Murphy, Managing Director of Towers Watson’s RCS business, comments: “Frédéric is an exciting and important addition to our leadership team in EMEA and brings strong leadership to our French insurance advisory and software business. He has many years of experience in areas such as risk management, compliance and mergers and acquisitions, as well as a proven track record of business management and leadership in the insurance industry.”
* Formally Harm Blaak has been appointed in his new role per the 1st of July 2015.