Lionel Périnel is Chief Operating Officer, EMEA. Prior to being appointed to his current role, he served as Managing Director, Continental Europe, for RGA International Reinsurance Company dac, where he was responsible for all business activities of RGA International branch offices in France, Germany, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands. Lionel also served as the first Managing Director for France when the branch office opened in 2007, and then was responsible for France and Spain from 2015 to 2017.
Lionel started his career in 1996 as a pricing actuary with AXA in Switzerland. In 1998, he joined Paris-based ERC Frankona (now part of Swiss Re), and in 2003 he became its Managing Director for the French and Belgian markets.
He has a bachelor’s degree in actuarial science from the University ISFA (L’Institut de Science Financière et d’Assurances) in Lyon, France, and is a qualified actuary of the French Institute of Actuaries (IA). In 2010, he was elected Vice President of the IA.