APRIL Group has announced the appointment of Karim Taalbi as Chief Executive Officer of APRIL Partenaires, the APRIL Group subsidiary that oversees its construction insurance, motor insurance and property insurance businesses.
Previously Deputy Managing Director, Karim Taalbi will succeed Guy Nietcho on 1 February 2024, who is leaving the group to pursue new professional and personal projects.
With the 240 employees of APRIL Partenaires, spread over 6 sites in mainland France and the French overseas departments and territories, Karim Taalbi’s main ambitions will be to :
– Strengthen APRIL’s value proposition in construction insurance;
– Develop new products and services in motor and property insurance.
“I have had the pleasure of working with Karim for more than 12 years and I am delighted to entrust him with responsibility for APRIL Partenaires, whose dynamism and capacity for innovation for the benefit of our brokers and their policyholders are strong growth drivers for the Group. His recognised leadership and technical expertise will be invaluable assets in continuing and accelerating our development with all our teams,” explains Marc-André Dupont, Director of the APRIL Group Property & Casualty Division.
“I am starting this new chapter for APRIL Partenaires alongside the employees with whom I have had the privilege of working for several years. Together, we will continue to work on the Group’s development priorities: performance to enhance the experience we offer our customers and partners, and the development of innovative insurance solutions,” explains Karim Taalbi.
A brief biography
Karim Taalbi has spent most of his career in the insurance sector since 2000. Group underwriter at Gan Eurocourtage from 2006 to 2009, he was then Group Technical Manager at Macifilia until 2011. He then joined APRIL Partenaires as Technical and Innovation Director before becoming Deputy Managing Director in 2016. Karim Taalbi is 48 years old.
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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