(Alliance News) - Assicurazioni Generali Spa on Monday announced the appointment of Cécile Paillard as Group Chief Transformation Officer, effective Sept. 2 and reporting directly to General Manager, Marco Sesana.

As the company explained in a note, Paillard will be responsible for accelerating the group's transformation by leading the implementation of the strategy toward greater digitization of the internal organization and innovation in customer experience and distribution networks, key factors for the Lifetime Partner model.

He will also serve on the Group Management Committee.

"Paillard brings to Generali more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry and considerable expertise in strategic planning and innovation. In his career, he has held leading roles in international insurance companies, most recently as CEO Mediterranean, Middle East & Africa of the Coface Group, and previously positions of increasing responsibility at AXA," according to the statement released by the company.

Assicurazioni Generali is in the green by 0.1 percent at EUR22.62 per share.

By Claudia Cavaliere, Alliance News reporter

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