People: Scor SE (SCOR.PA)

SCOR.PA on Paris Stock Exchange

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Denis Kessler

62 2002 Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Executive Committee

Mark Kociancic

44 2013 Group Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Group Executive Committee

Frieder Knuepling

45 2014 Group Chief Risk Officer and Member of the Executive Committee

Brian Shea

52 2013 Chief Corporate Strategy Officer

Paolo De Martin

45 2014 Chief Executive Officer of SCOR Global Life SE and Member of the Executive Committee

Francois de Varenne

47 2008 Chief Executive Officer of SCOR Global Investments SE, Member of the Executive Committee

Benjamin Gentsch

54 2007 Deputy Chief Executive Officer of SCOR Global P&C, Chief Executive Officer of SCOR Switzerland, Member of the Executive Committee

Gilles Meyer

57 2014 Member of the Executive Committee

Victor Peignet

56 Chief Executive Officer of SCOR Global P&C SE, Member of the Executive Committee

Antonio Moretti

Director

Andreas Brandstetter

44 2013 Director

Thierry Derez

2013 Director

Kevin Knoer

57 2012 Director - Employee Representative

Kory Sorenson

45 2013 Director

Jane Wicker-Miurin

56 2013 Director

Gerard Andreck

69 2008 Independent Director

Peter Eckert

69 2009 Independent Director

Charles Gave

71 2011 Independent Director

Guillaume Sarkozy

63 2009 Independent Director - Representative of Malakoff Mederic Group

Guylaine Saucier

67 2011 Independent Director

Claude Tendil

69 Lead Independent Director

Daniel Valot

70 2003 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Denis Kessler

Mr. Denis Kessler has been Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Executive Committee of Scor SE since November 4, 2002. He is also Chairman of the Company's Strategic Committee. He is a graduate of HEC (Hautes Etudes Commerciales) and holds a Doctorate in Philosophy degree in Economic Sciences from Universite de Paris, as well as an advanced degree in Economics and an advanced degree in Social Sciences. He was Chairman of the Federation Francaise des Societes d'Assurance (FFSA), CEO and Member of the Executive Committee of the AXA Group and Executive Vice-President of MEDEF (Mouvement des Entreprises de France). In addition to his duties at the Company, he also holds other mandates, including Chairman of the Board of SCOR Global P&C SE, SCOR Global Life SE and SCOR Global Life Americas Reinsurance Company amongst others, Director of BNP Paribas S.A., Bollore, Dassault Aviation, Invesco Ltd and Fonds Strategique d'Investissement, and Member of the Supervisory Board of Yam Invest N.V. and holds various positions in numerous companies and organizations.

Mark Kociancic

Mr. Mark Kociancic has been Group Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Group Executive Committee of Scor SE since May 15, 2013. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto and holds a degree in commerce, finance and economics. He also holds a Chartered Accountant (CA) designation and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. Upon graduation in 1992, Mr. Kociancic joined Ernst & Young within its Life and P&C insurance practice and has subsequently held progressively senior positions within the P&C industry with St Paul Guarantee, Avalon Risk Associates and Tokio Marine, prior to becoming Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer Scor US at Scor SE in May 2006. He was then appointed as SCOR Americas HUB Chief Financial Officer in June 2008 and was promoted to SCOR Americas HUB Executive Vice President in July 2010. On October 1, 2012, he became Deputy Group Chief Financial Officer of the Company.

Frieder Knuepling

Mr. Frieder Knuepling has been Group Chief Risk Officer and Member of the Executive Committee of Scor SE since January 17, 2014. He previously served as Deputy Group Chief Risk Officer and Member of the Executive Committee of the Company from October 1, 2012 to January 17, 2014. Prior to this appointment, he was Deputy Chief Executive Officer of SCOR Global Life SE and Member of the Executive Committee of the Company from July 1, 2010. He holds a degree in Mathematics from Georg-August-Universitaet Goettingen and a degree in Physics from Freiburg University. He worked as a lecturer and research assistant at Freiburg University and several other colleges, until he received a PhD. in Economics based on research on econometric modelling of macroeconomic and financial data. From 1999 to 2002, he worked for Gerling-Konzern Globale Rueckversicherungs-AG and its UK subsidiary, dealing with pricing and valuation. As of 2003, he headed the Corporate Actuarial & Treasury department of the Revios group. From 2007, Mr. Knuepling headed SCOR's Corporate Actuarial Department, reporting to the Chief Risk Officer. He was appointed Deputy Chief Risk Officer of SCOR in December 2008 and member of the executive board (Vorstand) of SCOR Rueckversicherung (Deutschland) AG in May 2009. He is a fellow of the German Association of Actuaries (DAV). He also holds various other mandates, including Director of SCOR Financial Services Limited, SCOR Global Life Reinsurance Ireland Ltd and SCOR International Reinsurance Ireland Ltd.

Brian Shea

Mr. Brian T. Shea has been appointed Chief Corporate Strategy Officer of Scor SE effective as from August 22, 2013. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Mathematics the Bates College, Maine USA, and also holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the London Business School in the UK. He began his career as a Micro Economic Consultant in the United States, before becoming a Director and European Insurance Analyst at Salomon Smith Barney in London in 1993. In 2000, he moved to Bank of America Merrill Lynch in London, where he was Managing Director and Head of the European Insurance Equity Research team.

Paolo De Martin

Mr. Paolo De Martin has been Chief Executive Officer of SCOR Global Life SE and Member of the Executive Committee of Scor SE since January 17, 2014. He previously held the Group Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Executive Committee at the Company from September 4, 2007 to May 15, 2013. After his university graduation in 1993, he spent two years in the optical business as Founder and Managing Partner of an eyewear manufacturer. He joined the General Electric Company (GE) in 1995 as a Finance Trainee in London. In 1997, he joined GE's internal auditing & consulting group, charged with assignments in multiple GE businesses in the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific. In 2001, Mr. De Martin was promoted to Executive Manager for GE Capital Europe, before joining GE Insurance Solutions as Financial Planning and Analysis Manager for Global Property and Casualty Reinsurance. In 2003, he was appointed Chief Financial Officer of GE Frankona group, before becoming Chief Financial Officer of Converium Holding AG in July 2006. Mr. De Martin has been appointed to other positions, including Director of SCOR Global Life SE, SCOR Global P&C SE, SCOR Holding (Switzerland) AG, SCOR Switzerland AG, SCOR Services Switzerland AG and SCOR Alternative Investments. He graduated from Universita Ca Foscari di Venezia with a degree in Business Economics in 1993.

Francois de Varenne

Mr. Francois de Varenne has been Chief Executive Officer of SCOR Global Investments SE, Member of the Executive Committee of Scor SE since October 29, 2008. He previously served as Group Chief Operating Officer, Member of the Executive Committee from September 3, 2007 until October 29, 2008. In 2005, he became Director of Corporate Finance and Asset Management, Member of the Executive Committee of the Company in 2005. He obtained a degree in Civil Engineering from Ecole Polytechnique and a degree in Civil Engineering from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees. He also holds a Doctorate in Philosophy degree in Economic Sciences. He is an Actuary qualified with the ISFA (Institut de Science Financiere et d'Assurances, Lyon). He joined the FFSA in 1993 as Director for Economic and Financial Affairs. In London, from 1998, he was successively an Insurance Strategist with Lehman Brothers, then Vice-President in charge of asset management solutions and structured transactions, subsequently working as an expert in insurance and reinsurance companies at Merrill Lynch and then Deutsche Bank. In 2003, he became Managing Partner of Gimar France & Cie. He joined Scor SE in 2005 as Director of Corporate Finance and Asset Management and has been a Member of the Executive Committee since then. Mr. de Varenne also holds other mandates, including Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SCOR Auber SAS and Chairman of the Management Board of SCOR Global Investments SE.

Benjamin Gentsch

Mr. Benjamin Gentsch has been Deputy Chief Executive Officer of SCOR Global P&C, Chief Executive Officer of SCOR Switzerland, Member of the Executive Committee at Scor SE since September 4, 2007. He holds a degree in Management from the Universitaet St. Gallen, specialized in Risk Management and Insurance. Between 1986 and 1998, he held various positions at Union Reinsurance Company, Zurich, where from 1990 to 1998 he was responsible for treaty reinsurance business in Asia and Australia. In 1998, he joined Zurich Re as Chief Underwriting Officer Overseas, where he was given the task of strengthening the company's position on the Asian, Australian, African and Latin American markets. In addition, he took charge of the Global Aviation reinsurance department and built up the Professional Risk and Global Marine reinsurance departments. In September 2002, Mr. Gentsch was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Converium Zurich and was also subsequently appointed Executive Vice President in charge of Specialty Treaties. He holds several other mandates, including Chairman of the Board of SCOR Holding (UK) Ltd and SCOR Insurance (UK) Ltd, among others.

Gilles Meyer

Mr. Gilles Meyer has been Member of the Executive Committee of Scor SE since January 17, 2014. He continues as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of SCOR Global Life SE. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer of SCOR Global Life SE and Member of the Executive Committee of Scor SE from February 18, 2008 to January 17, 2014. Mr. Meyer started his career as an Underwriter at Swiss Re before managing the facultative department of La Baloise in Basel. After 23 years of experience in facultative and treaty reinsurance, Mr. Meyer was Chief Executive Officer of Alea Europe from 1999 to 2006, in charge of both Property & Casualty and Life reinsurance, and from 2005 to 2006, he was Group Chief Underwriter of Alea. He joined Scor SE in January 2006, in charge of the German-speaking Business unit of SCOR Global P&C. He was named Head of Business Unit 1 of SCOR Global Life and Member of the Executive Committee of Scor SE in November 2006, then Deputy Chief Executive Officer of SCOR Global Life SE, Member of the Executive Committee in September 2007. During his professional career, Mr. Meyer was also appointed as to various other mandates, including Chairman of Sweden Reinsurance Company Ltd, and Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of SCOR Global Investments SE. He holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from Graduate School of Business Administration, Zurich and a degree from a French business school.

Victor Peignet

Mr. Victor Peignet is Chief Executive Officer of SCOR Global P&C SE, Member of the Executive Committee of Scor SE. He has been an Executive Officer of the Company since 2004. He graduated in Marine Engineering from Ecole Nationale Superieure des Techniques Avancees (ENSTA) and joined the Company’s Facultative Department in 1984 from the offshore oil sector. From 1984 to 2001, he worked as an Underwriter and then Branch Manager within the energy and marine transport branch. He was then appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer of SCOR Business Solutions, following its creation in 2000, and subsequently became its Chief Executive Officer in April 2004. On July 5, 2005, he became Head of all property reinsurance operations of SCOR Global P&C. He currently holds several other mandates, including Director of SCOR UK Company Ltd, SCOR Channel Ltd, Arisis Ltd., General Security Indemnity Company of Arizona, General Security National Insurance Company, Finimo Realty Pte Ltd, Arope Insurance SAL, SCOR Switzerland AG, and others.

Antonio Moretti

Andreas Brandstetter

Dr. Andreas Brandstetter has been Director of Scor SE since April 25, 2013. He is also Member of the Strategic Committee of the Company. He was Member of the Management Board of UNIQA Versicherungen AG from 2002 to 2011. Since 2011, he has been Chairman of the Management Board and Manager of UNIQA, Chief Executive Officer of Austria Versicherungsverein Privatstiftung, Member of the Management Board of PEIF (Pan European Insurance Forum), Deputy Manager of the banking and insurance division of the Austrian Economic Chamber, and Member of the Management Board of the Federation of Austrian Industry.

Thierry Derez

Mr. Thierry Derez has been Director of Scor SE since April 25, 2013. He was a lawyer practicing in Paris, before joining the insurance group AM-GMF in 1995, first as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of GMF and then as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Assurances Mutuelles de France and of GMF in 2001 and as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the group AZUR-GMF in September 2003. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of Assurances Mutuelles de France, of GMF Assurances and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Garantie Mutuelle des Fonctionnaires (GMF). Mr. Derez was appointed as Director of MAAF Assurances in November 2004 and became its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in June 2005. Since June 2007, he has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of MMA IARD Assurances Mutuelles, MMA IARD, MMA Assurances Mutuelles and MMA Mutual Life. Since 2008, he has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Covea.

Kevin Knoer

Mr. Kevin J. Knoer has been Director - Employee Representative of Scor SE since May 3, 2012. He has 32 years of insurance experience, including risk control & engineering and industrial risk underwriting. Since joining SCOR in 1996, he has held various Treaty and Facultative Underwriting positions in the United States. From 2007 to 2010, he was the Deputy Regional Manager for SCOR Business Solutions (SBS) in Asia-Pacific. He is currently a Vice President/Senior P&C Underwriter for SBS in New York. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree and an MBA and has served as a Submariner in the United States Navy.

Kory Sorenson

Ms. Kory Sorenson has served as Director of Scor SE since April 25, 2013. She is also Member of the Strategic Committee, of the Risk Committee and of the Accounts and Audit Committee of the Company. Since February 14, 2014, she has been Director of SCOR Global Life Americas Reinsurance Company and of SCOR Reinsurance Company. She has made her career in finance, devoting the previous fifteen years exclusively to the management of capital and risk in insurance companies and banking institutions. Until the end of 2010, she held the position of Managing Director, Head of Insurance Capital Markets at Barclays Capital in London. She previously led the team in charge of the financial markets specializing in insurance at Credit Suisse and the team in charge of debt markets in financial institutions at Lehman Brothers for Germany, Austria and the Netherlands. She began her career in investment banking at Morgan Stanley and in the financial sector at Total SA. Ms. Sorenson holds a Masters degree from Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, a Masters degree in Applied Economics from Universite Paris Dauphine and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Econometrics from the American University in Washington, D.C.

Jane Wicker-Miurin

Ms. Fields Wicker-Miurin has been Director of Scor SE since April 25, 2013. She is also Member of the Strategic Committee, of the Audit Committee, as well as of the Remunerations and Nominations Committee of the Company. Additionally, she serves as Director of BNP Paribas and of BILT, as well as Director and Chairwoman of the Committee of Development of CDC Groupe Plc. Ms. Wicker-Miurin began her career in banking, before joining Strategic Planning Associates (Mercer Management Consulting) as Senior Partner, where she was the main advisor to Lloyd's of London. In 1994, she became Chief Financial Officer and Head of Strategy of the London Stock Exchange. She was Member of the Nasdaq Technology Advisory Council and advised the European parliament on financial markets harmonization. In 2002, she was one of the founders of Leaders' Quest. In 2007, she was awarded the OBE - Officer of the British Empire. She currently also works as Director of BNP Paribas, CDC Group Plc and of Ballarpur International Graphic Paper Holdings. She graduated from Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, from the University of Virginia and from the Johns Hopkins University.

Gerard Andreck

Mr. Gerard Andreck has been Independent Director of Scor SE since March 18, 2008. He has been also Member of the Company's Strategic Committee as of May 7, 2008. Mr. Andreck has been Chairman of the MACIF group since June 2006. He served as President of CJDES (Centre des Jeunes Dirigeants de l’Economie Sociale) from 1991 to 1993 and of CEGES (Conseil des Entreprises, Employeurs et Groupements de l'Economie Sociale) from May 2009 to December 2011. In June 1997, he became Managing Director (CEO) of MACIF and second-in-command to Mr. Jean Simonnet, who was Chairman at that time. In 2004, the members of the GEMA insurance companies appointed him to direct the preparation of the report titled Democracy, the Governing Principle of the GEMA Insurance Companies, now referred to as the Andreck II Report. He was also involved in the birth of the partnership developed between the MACIF and MAIF savings banks in October 2004, and he was appointed Chairman of the Management Board of the Holding Company that formalized this partnership in November 2005. On July 1, 2008, he was elected as Chairman of the GEMA insurance companies for duration of three years. He was re-elected in 2011 for three years. In November 2010, he was appointed to the Conseil Economique et Social et Environnemental (CESE). Mr. Andreck also holds several other functions, including Chairman of the Board of SOCRAM BANQUE and MACIF SGAM, Chairman of GEMA AFA and Vice Chairman of OFI Asset Management, IMA, Etablissements Maurel & Prom and SFEREN SGAM, as well as Chairman and CEO of OFI Holding SA, among others.

Peter Eckert

Mr. Peter Eckert has served as Independent Director of Scor SE since April 15, 2009. He is also a Member of the Company's Strategic Committee and Chairman of the Risk Committee. He was member of the Management Board (1991-2007) and Chief Operating Officer (2002-2007) of Zurich Financial Services, member of the Swiss Federal Banking Commission EBK between July 1, 2007 and December 31, 2008, and Deputy Chairman of the Board of the new Swiss Financial Market Supervising Authority (FINMA) from January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008. From January 1, 2009, until November 14, 2011 he was Chairman of the bank Clariden Leu and from January 10, 2012, until March 31, 2012, he was appointed by the FINMA as an agent with executive authority of the insurer CPT at Berne (Switzerland). He holds several other mandates, including Director of Deliciel AG, SCOR UK Company Ltd, SCOR Switzerland AG, SCOR Holding (Switzerland) AG and Zurich Companhia de Seguros Vida SA, and Member of the Advisory Board of Accenture AG.

Charles Gave

Mr. Charles Gave has been an Independent Director of Scor SE since May 4, 2011. He is also a Member of the Company’s Strategic Committee, Risk Committee and Compensation and Nomination Committee. He has been researching tactical asset allocation for over forty years. In 1974, after three years as a financial analyst with a French investment bank, he created CECOGEST, an independent research firm. In 1986, Mr. Gave stepped away from pure research to move into money management: he co-founded Cursitor-Eaton Asset Management where he was in charge of investment policy. Cursitor was sold in 1995 to Alliance Capital which he finally left in 1998 to create GaveKal where he currently serves as Chairman. He also holds other mandates, including Member of the Advisory Board of Marshall-Wace (UK) and Director of Grace Financial (Hong Kong). He holds a DESS in Economics (Universite de Toulouse) a degree from Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Toulouse and a MBA from New York University.

Guillaume Sarkozy

Mr. Guillaume Sarkozy has served as Independent Director - Representative of Malakoff Mederic Group of Scor SE since April 15, 2009. He is also Member of the Strategic Committee and of the Acounts and Audit Committee of Scor SE. He is an engineer by training and a graduate of the Ecole Speciale des Travaux Publics, du Batiment et de l'Industrie (ESTP). He began his professional career in 1974 at the Office of Public Safety in the Ministry of the Interior, before joining IBM France as a large corporate accounts manager in 1977. From 1979 to 2005, he was a company manager in the textile industry. Until June 2006, he exercised a number of responsibilities at the head of professional associations, in particular, the French Textile Industries' Union (1993-2006), the Industrial Federations Group (2004-2006), CNPF (1994-1998), MEDEF (2000-2006), CNAV (1994-1998), CNAM (2004-2005) and Conseil Economique et Social (2004-2006). In 2004, he became vice President of the MEDEF and of the CNAM (2004-2005). Mr. Sarkozy joined Mederic Group in June 2006 and was appointed Group General Manager on September 1, 2006. Then, he was appointed Group General Manager of Malakoff Mederic Group in July 2008 with the merger of the Groups Mederic & Malakoff. Since 2004, he has been Member of the Haut Conseil pour l'avenir de l'Assurance Maladie. He also holds other mandates, including Chairman and CEO of Malakoff Mederic Assurances SA and Chairman of Holding Fondateurs SAS, Le Monde Prevoyance SAS, Malakoff Mederic Innovation SAS and Viamedis SA.

Guylaine Saucier

Ms. Guylaine Saucier has been Independent Director of Scor SE since May 4, 2011. She is also Member of the Company's Strategic Committee, Accounts and Audit Committee, Compensation and Nomination Committee and Risk Committee. She obtained a Bachelors degree from HEC Montreal and she is Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (F.C.A.) and Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors. She was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Gerard Saucier Group, a company specializing in forestry products. She sits on the board of directors of various corporate entities, including Junex Inc, Areva and Wendel. In the past, she has chaired the Joint Committee on Corporate Governance (CICA, CDNX & TSX), created in 2000, and acted as Chairman of the Board of Directors of CBC/Radio-Canada and as Chairman of the Institut canadien des comptables agrees. She also served as President of the Quebec Chamber of Commerce. She became a Member of the Order of Canada in 1989 and a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors in 2004, received the 25th McGill University Management Prize in 2005 and obtained the professional qualification of ICD.D from the Institute of Corporate Directors in 2010.

Claude Tendil

Mr. Claude Tendil is Lead Independent Director of Scor SE and was first appointed on the Company's Board of Directors on May 15, 2003. He is also Member of the Company's Strategic and Risk Committees, as well as Chairman of the Compensation and Nomination Committee. He graduated from Hautes etudes commerciales (HEC) and from Centre des Hautes Etudes d’Assurances. He also received a degree in Political Science from Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris. He was Chairman of the Board and CEO of Generali France (until October 3, 2013), of Generali Vie (until October 2, 2013) and of Generali IARD (until October 2, 2013). He remains Chairman of the Board of Generali France, Generali Vie and Generali IARD. He also holds other mandates, including Chairman of Europ Assistance Holding and Generali France Assurances, and Director of Eramet. He started his career at UAP in 1972. He joined the Drouot Group in 1980 as Chief Operating Officer; he was promoted in 1987 to Chief Executive Officer, and in 1987 was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Presence Assurances, a subsidiary of the Axa Group. In 1989, he was appointed Director and Chief Executive Officer of Axa-Midi Insurance, Chief Executive Officer of Axa from 1991 to 2000, then Vice-Chairman of the management board of the Axa Group until November 2001. During this same period, he was also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the AXA Group's French insurance and assistance companies. Mr. Tendil was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Generali Group in France in April 2002 and Chairman of the Europ Assistance Group in March 2003.

Daniel Valot

Mr. Daniel Valot has been Independent Director of Scor SE since May 15, 2003. He is also Member of the Company's Strategy Committee, Compensation and Nomination Committee, Risk Committee and Audit Committee. He graduated from Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris and Ecole Nationale d'Administration and was Counselor to the French Accounting Office. He was also Technical Cooperation Counselor to the French Embassy in Tunisia, Managing Director of Total South East Asia, Chairman and CEO of Total Petroleum North America, Chief Executive Officer of Total Exploration Production, and then Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Technip SA from September 1999 until April 27, 2007. He currently serves as a Director of CGG Veritas, Dietswell, Albioma and SCOR Reinsurance Asia Pacific Ltd (Singapore).
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