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HDI promotes David Vigier, will take on head of captives role

HDI Global has appointed David Vigier as chief commercial officer for France, effective 19 January 2024, and will also “gradually” take over from Etienne de Varax as the industrial insurer’s head of captives.

Vigier will report directly to Jean-Marie Haquette, managing director HDI Global France.

“I am delighted that David Vigier is with us, as he combines expertise in sales, distribution, and captive services,” said Haquette.

“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.”

Vigier joined HDI Global in September 2023 from Erget Group after previously holding roles at Sanlam Pan Africa, Europcar Mobility Group and AIG.

“HDI Global France has cooperated with captives for more than twenty years,” Vigier said.

He highlighted that HDI see captives as a significant and expanding opportunity for the carrier.

“The interest from French companies in captives keeps on rising for different reasons,” Vigier said.

“For some, the insurance market does not offer the right solutions for risk transfer,” he added. “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.”

Nuno Antunes, managing director at HDI Global Portugal recently told Captive Intelligence that HDI Global sees captives as a “significant and expanding” opportunity for the company, both in the Iberian market and across Europe.