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Patric Deflorin to head up Market Management at la Mobilière

The Board of Directors of la Mobilière has chosen Patric Deflorin as the new Head of Market Management. Currently Head of Insurance, he will move to his new role on 1 January 2021, taking over from la Mobilière’s CEO-elect Michèle Rodoni.

Bern, 26 October 2020 – The Board of Directors of la Mobilière has appointed Patric Deflorin as the new Head of Market Management from 1 January 2021. Patric has been a member of la Mobilière’s Executive Board since 2015, when he was appointed to manage the Insurance Division, which houses la Mobilière’s non-life activities. Previous to that, he headed up Private Individuals.

“I’m delighted to be taking on this new challenge,” said Patric Deflorin. “Our 80 independent general agencies provide customer proximity in all regions of Switzerland. They are a central pillar of our strategy. We aim to build on these strengths, as we believe authentic customer proximity will be a major contributor to la Mobilière’s future success.”

Patric Deflorin, Swiss citizen, holds a degree from the University of St Gallen in Risk Management and Insurance as well as an Executive MBA in Financial Services, earned jointly from the Vlerick Leuven-Gent Management School, University of St Gallen and HEC Montreal. He began his career as a consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He then gained international experience working for Zurich, the insurance group, where he held a series of management positions, the last of which was Head of Market Management.

“I’m extremely pleased to announce that Patric Deflorin, another experienced, highly qualified executive, will be taking over as Head of Market Management,” said Urs Berger, Chairman of the Board of Directors. “Harnessing his business acumen, he has worked tirelessly to modernise our range of insurance products and introduce a steady stream of winning innovations.” “The high rate at which we develop new types of policy sets us apart from others in the Swiss insurance industry,” stated Markus Hongler, CEO of la Mobilière. “This capability has been a cornerstone of our sustained success.”

“Patric Deflorin knows both the Swiss insurance industry and la Mobilière inside out,” said Michèle Rodoni, incoming CEO of la Mobilière. “I’m delighted that he is taking on this new challenge within the Group and I’m sure that Market Management will go from strength to strength.”

On 1 January 2021 Patric Deflorin will take over from Michèle Rodoni, who on 26 August was named as the next CEO of la Mobilière (see Media Release). He will also remain Head of Insurance until a successor is appointed.