Philippe Maso y Guell Rivet appointed CEO

Philippe Maso y Guell Rivet Ornikar
Philippe Maso y Guell Rivet is appointed CEO of Ornikar Assurance

Ornikar announces the appointment of Philippe Maso y Guell Rivet as CEO of Ornikar Assurance. The former head of Aviva France and MMA will be responsible for developing the start-up’s insurance business.

Philippe Maso y Guell Rivet has just been appointed CEO of Ornikar Assurance, an insurtech launched in 2020 and which claims “400,000 quotes made in 2021 and 320% growth in the first quarter of 2022”, can we read in a press release. The arrival of the former head of Aviva France and MMA Assurances should thus enable Ornikar “to replicate the success it has had in driving education in the insurance sector, a global market whose challenges related to digitalization are colossal”continues the start-up.

A graduate of Sciences-Po Paris and Paris-Sud University, Philippe Maso y Guell Rivet began his career in 1990 as a consultant with Mazars. He then joined the Axa group in 1994 where he pursued a career in the financial functions of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and risk management, before joining Axa UK in 2002 as Chief Financial Officer, then General Manager of P&C activities. Appointed Managing Director of Aviva France in 2011, he joined McKinsey two years later as a senior advisor within the insurance practice for Europe. In 2015, he became advisor to the CEO of Covéa before being appointed DG Technology and IS of the mutualist group. In 2017, he took over the general management of MMA Assurances before returning to McKinsey’s insurance practice for Europe in 2019 as a senior external advisor.

Helvetia

As a specialist business risk insurer, Helvetia France achieved a turnover of €315 million in 2020 with 370 employees in France, Drom Com, Africa and London. In France since 1921, the company’s head office is in Le Havre. Its offer is distributed by insurance intermediaries and is aimed at companies wishing to insure their machinery, buildings, professional civil liability, risks related to construction, the movement of heavy goods vehicles, transporters and logisticians, professionals in the maritime sector (shipowners, fishing, river, yachting and port), transported goods and works of art.

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