SCOR: Denis Kessler has been elected by the Members of the International Insurance Society to join the Insurance Hall of Fame in 2014
29 January 2014
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Â Denis Kessler has been elected by the Members of the International Insurance
Society to join the Insurance Hall of Fame in 2014
The International Insurance Society (IIS) has announced that Denis Kessler,
Chairman & CEO of SCOR, has been elected to join the Insurance Hall of Fame in
Founded in 1965, the International Insurance Society is a leading global
insurance industry organisation, with members representing global insurance and
reinsurance leaders, brokerage leaders, international regulatory authorities and
worldwide insurance scholars from over 90 countries.
As stated by the International Insurance Society, the Insurance Hall of Fame "is
considered the highest honour in the insurance industry". It distinguishes
leaders who have made a significant and lasting contribution to the insurance
industry and therefore also to society as a whole. Last year the laureate was
Robert Benmosche, President and CEO of AIG. Denis Kessler and Claude BÃ©bÃ©ar,
founder of the AXA Group, are the only French nationals who have received this
award since 1980.
Bernhard Fink, Chairman of the IIS Honours Committee, comments that Denis
Kessler's contribution to the insurance sector is "exceptional and positions him
as a beacon for the industry".
Claude Tendil, Lead Independent Director of SCOR, comments: "Denis' entry to the
Insurance Hall of Fame is a logical recognition of the exceptional work
conducted over the past eleven years to make SCOR what it is today - a leading
global reinsurer. The entire board of directors is delighted by this news. On a
more personal note, having exercised responsibilities within the three groups
Drouot, AXA and SCOR, it is particularly satisfying to see Denis join Georges
Tattevin and Claude BÃ©bÃ©ar as a French laureate of this prestigious award, all
three men having left an indelible mark on our industry."
Denis Kessler, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SCOR, comments: "I am
very proud and very honoured to receive this accolade. It honours the
performance of the SCOR group, which has managed to rise to the first tier of
the global reinsurance industry. I would like to extend my warmest thanks to the
IIS and all its members for having awarded me this honour, which bears a special
meaning to me as being the result of their votes. I would also like to thank
SCOR's clients, shareholders and employees who have contributed to the Group's
recovery and subsequent development, which focuses on the twofold objective of
profitability and solvency."
For more information, please click here to read the IIS press release.
SCOR has won numerous awards over the past three years:
In September 2013, SCOR was named "Best Reinsurance Company for US Life" and
"Best Reinsurance Company for International (Non-US) Life" as part of the
Reactions magazine Global Awards programme in New York. In June 2013, Denis
Kessler was elected 2012 "Financier of the Year", an award run by ANDESE - the
French National Association of Doctors of Economics and Management Science, and
the weekly publication Investir-Journal des finances. In the same month he was
also named "Reinsurance Company CEO of the Year" at the Reactions London Market
Awards. In May 2013, SCOR was elected "Most Popular Foreign-Capital Insurance
Company" at the fifth China International Insurance Summit in Beijing.
In September 2012, the Insurance Day "Worldwide Reinsurance Awards" named Denis
Kessler "Industry Personality of the Year". In the same month, the "Insurance
Insider Honours" named SCOR "Risk Carrier of the Year", while Reaction
magazine's "Global Awards" named the Group "Best Reinsurance Company for Life"
for the second year in a row and "Best Reinsurance Company for the London
Market". In July 2012, the Reactions London Market Awards elected SCOR
"Reinsurance Company of the Year".
In September 2011, Reaction magazine's "Global Awards" in New York elected SCOR
"Best Global Reinsurance Company" and "Best Global Reinsurance Company for
Life", and gave the Group the "Best Capital Raising Initiative" award. In the
same month, Intelligent Insurer magazine named Denis Kessler "Reinsurance CEO of
the Year". In June 2011, Denis Kessler was elected "Reinsurance Company CEO of
the year" at the Reactions London Market Awards.
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