APRIL has appointed Sébastien GABEZ as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of APRIL Canada Inc. Sébastien GABEZ’s role will be to implement the mission to accelerate the business momentum of APRIL Canada Inc. in the property market by shifting the focus of the society on strong value-added lines, and by incorporating a sustained innovation approach to bring customized solutions to its broker clients and insuring partners.
Sébastien GABEZ has been appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of APRIL Canada Inc. to replace Nick KIDD (Sébastien GABEZ’s mission will be to accelerate the development of APRIL Canada Inc. in the property and liability lines by shifting the focus of the society on strong value-added lines, through the identification of new levers of growth, especially through the development of new offers and new innovative, customized services to its broker clients and insuring partners, and by enhancing the management of its network of 1,200 broker partners.
Sébastien GABEZ, age 37, started his career as auditor of Ernst & Young in Lyon, France, where he worked for 5 years. He joined APRIL Group in 2009 and was in charge of financial control and risk management of international operations. He joined APRIL Canada Inc. in Montreal, in 2013, as Chief Financial Officer before taking over as Quebec vice-president of the subsidiary in 2017.
“Through his expertise, knowledge of the industry and his career within APRIL Canada Inc. since 2013, Sébastien GABEZ will strengthen our position in the property and liability lines, building upon Nick KIDD’s accomplishments, and above all, commit APRIL Canada Inc. to strong and sustainable development. APRIL’s ambitions are strong in the Canadian market, as demonstrated by the recent integration of Benecaid within the group which confirms our will to develop our presence.” states Marc-André Dupont, CEO of APRIL’s Property Line.