HDI appoints new CCO and head of captives
HDI Global SE has appointed David Vigier as chief commercial officer (CCO), effective immediately.
Vigier will report directly to Jean-Marie Haquette, managing director HDI Global France. In addition to this role, Vigier will gradually take over from Etienne de Varax’s role as head of captives.
Vigier joined HDI Global in September 2023. He has more than 25 years of experience in the insurance industry and joined HDI from Erget Group after previously holding leading roles among others at Sanlam Pan Africa, Europcar Mobility Group and AIG.
“After a year of strong growth in profitability in 2023 in France, we at HDI Global are reinforcing our client excellence over the next few years,” said Haquette on the appointment. “I am delighted that David Vigier is with us, as he combines expertise in sales, distribution, and captive services. Together with his team, he will ensure that we fulfil the high expectations our clients and broker partners have with regard to our services and innovative insurance solutions, whether traditional or alternative offerings.”
The company said that the dual role as CCO and future director of captive strategy fits perfectly with HDI Global’s strategy, which focuses on offering captive solutions.
“HDI Global France has cooperated with captives for more than 20 years. We see them ever more as a significant and expanding opportunity for HDI Global.," said Vigier.
"The interest from French companies in captives keeps on rising for different reasons. For some, the insurance market does not offer the right solutions for risk transfer. For others, retaining more risk themselves may offer a strategic advantage. Whatever the reason, we want to be the partner in the transformation for our clients on their way to establishing or developing a successful captive.
"This is of particular importance in the context of the new French legislation in favour of domestic captives."