Christian Belval has been appointed Head of APRIL Entreprise, with the aim of developing this business dedicated to corporate social protection

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15 February 2024

APRIL Group has announced the appointment of Christian Belval as Head of APRIL Entreprise, the corporate social protection broker.


APRIL Entreprise assists managers, human resources departments and finance departments of French SMEs and SMIs with all their social protection issues: from implementing their HR strategy to enhance their attractiveness as an employer to implementing supplementary health and retirement savings programmes.

In order to further accelerate its development, APRIL Entreprise is now part of the Health and Personal protection division, under the guidance of Emmanuel Maillet, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of APRIL Group in charge of these activities, who has entrusted Christian Belval with its General Management.


Alongside the 50 APRIL Entreprise employees in Lyon and Paris, Christian Belval will be responsible for :

– Strengthening APRIL Entreprise’s value proposition for businesses;

– Accelerating the growth of this business for the benefit of corporate customers by developing synergies with the group’s other social protection experts.


“Social protection is a major lever for growth and attracting talent for SMEs and ETIs, which can count on the expertise and commitment of the APRIL Entreprise teams. With Christian Belval, with whom I have had the pleasure of working for 4 years, we share the ambition of accelerating the development of APRIL Entreprise in health, provident and retirement savings, for the benefit of our key account customers, including through external growth operations”, explains Emmanuel Maillet.


“I am delighted to be taking over as Head of APRIL Entreprise alongside the teams who are doing such a remarkable job for our customers. Together, we will be continuing and strengthening the work we have already started, particularly in terms of the experience we offer our customers, their employees and their families. The aim is to develop this centre of expertise dedicated to the social protection of SMEs and SMIs”. underlines Christian Belval.

About APRIL Group
APRIL is the leading wholesale broker in France with a network of 15,000 partner brokers. APRIL’s 2,400 staff members aim to offer their customers and partners – individuals, professionals and businesses – an outstanding experience combining the best of people and technology, in health and personal protection for individuals, professionals and VSEs, loan insurance, international health insurance (iPMI), property and casualty niche insurance and asset management. APRIL aspires to become a digital, omnichannel and agile operator, a champion of customer experience and leader in its markets, while committing to the societal responsibility issues set forth in its Oxygen approach.
The APRIL Group operates in 18 countries and recorded a turnover of €590 million in 2022.


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