Appointment: Gabrielle Petillon Director of Legal and Compliance
Appointment Gabrielle Petillon becomes the Adelaïde Group’s Director of Legal and Compliance
The insurance brokerage group, which comprises the Verlingue, Génération and Cocoon companies, has announced the appointment of Gabrielle Petillon to the position of the Adelaïde Group’s Director of Legal and Compliance. As such, she joins the Executive Committee of Verlingue and Génération, and the Management Committee of Cocoon. She reports directly to Gilles Bénéplanc, Chief Executive Officer of the Adelaïde Group.
Gabrielle Petillon, who had been Head of Legal and Compliance for the Diot-Siaci Group since 2016, joins the Adelaïde Group on 3rd July 2023. Equipped with an extensive knowledge of insurance and the market, Gabrielle Petillon will be tasked primarily with spearheading the group’s legal expertise in France and abroad in a sector where a mastery of regulatory issues is key. She will also manage the action plans to be implemented in order to meet the requirements and address the changes in compliance.
A graduate of the Faculties of Law in Brest and Limoges, Gabrielle Petillon has also worked as a legal expert specialising in personal and property insurance for MFP Services. In 2005, she joined Les Assurances Saint-Honoré (Diot-Siaci Group), where she held various positions, including leading the “liberal professions” Compensation department within the sales and marketing department responsible for fire, accident, miscellaneous risks and goods transport.
At the Adelaïde Group, she will also take on the responsibilities of Data Protection Officer (DPO) in an environment of increasingly stringent obligations regarding the processing of personal data, and in an insurance market where data is a strategic asset.
Moreover, given that the Adelaïde Group has undertaken six external growth operations over the past six years, her expertise and guidance will be invaluable in relation to future mergers and acquisitions.
As a specialist in business law, insurance law and social protection law, Gabrielle Petillon will fulfil a broad role, working with all of the group’s entities, and will supervise all contract negotiations with partner insurance companies and insurance brokers.
Chief Executive Officer of the Adelaïde Group
“Gabrielle Petillon’s career track and expertise are invaluable for our group, whose core business is risk management. As compliance requirements continue to proliferate, Gabrielle’s recruitment reflects our intention to ensure the smooth growth and consolidation of our operations. She is also further proof of the Adelaïde Group’s attractiveness and our ambition to build an international and innovative group.”