PARIS, 14 April 2020 – Sedgwick, a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions, today announced the appointment of Xavier Gazay as president and director general of Sedgwick France.
Xavier Gazay brings to Sedgwick over 32 years of experience across various industries, including insurance, operations and business management. Most recently, he was strategy and M&A advisor, and group CEO of a key French claims management services provider, where he led a comprehensive performance turnaround programme that included digital innovation, operational excellence development, enhancement of IT tools and the integration of modern technologies to drive revenue and profits.
Xavier Gazay will work with Sedgwick’s French leadership team to continue driving organizational growth. France is a key area for the company’s international business ambition. In order to strengthen its capacity and operations, Xavier Gazay will render strategic leadership and seek out opportunities for growth, devise and implement strategy, and continue the progress already made by Carol Etchebarne, director general, and the French team over the past year. She will continue to support the growth in France of the major and complex loss services on international programs, personal lines and the TPA business.
“I am delighted to welcome Xavier to our international team at Sedgwick,” said Ian V. Muress, Sedgwick CEO of international operations. “With his knowledge and experience in business strategy, insurance and the management of loss adjusting activities, Xavier will be an outstanding addition to our French leadership team. He is exceptionally well qualified to deliver long-term growth for our claims business in France, and I look forward to working closely with him and the team.”
Sedgwick is a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions. The company provides a broad range of resources tailored to our clients’ specific needs in casualty, property, marine, benefits and other lines. At Sedgwick, caring counts®; through the dedication and expertise of nearly 27,000 colleagues across 65 countries, the company takes care of people and organizations by mitigating and reducing risks and losses, promoting health and productivity, protecting brand reputations, and containing costs that can impact the bottom line. Sedgwick’s majority shareholder is The Carlyle Group; Stone Point Capital LLC, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
(CDPQ), Onex and other management investors are minority shareholders. For more, see www.sedgwick.com.
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