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During today's meeting of La Banque Postale's Supervisory Board – presided over by Philippe Wahl, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of La Poste Groupe – Stéphane Dedeyan was appointed Chairman of the Executive Board of La Banque Postale, Executive Vice-President of La Poste Groupe and a member of its Executive Committee.
Prior to this appointment, Stéphane Dedeyan was Chief Executive Officer of CNP Assurances since April 2021 and a member of La Banque Postale’s Executive Committee. He became a member of La Banque Postale’s Executive Board in October 2022 and has been interim Chairman of the Executive Board since 3rd August 2023. He will continue as Chief Executive Officer of CNP Assurances until his successor is appointed. Stéphane Dedeyan held various positions at Generali over a period of nearly two decades and ultimately became Deputy CEO of Generali France. He was then appointed Chief Executive Officer of VYV Group, before becoming Chief Executive Officer of CNP Assurances.
Stéphane Dedeyan spearheaded the expansion of CNP Assurances in France and internationally and oversaw the first synergies within the large public financial group. Under his leadership, CNP Assurances saw its strategic business model change and move towards becoming a full-service insurer, bringing together the property and life & health insurance businesses of La Banque Postale and CNP Assurances.
Stéphane Dedeyan emphasised his pride in leading the eleventh largest European bancassurance group and his commitment to La Banque Postale’s community values. He also paid tribute to his colleagues at CNP Assurances, La Banque Postale and the postal workers in the La Poste network, who work every day to serve their clients and help support the company’s transitions.
Stéphane Dedeyan - Copyright photo : Miguel Sandinha
Stéphane Dedeyan has demonstrated his outstanding qualities as a director within our group. Today, he takes over as the head of a bank that is committed to serving all its customers and territories and has become a leader in sustainable finance. His primary responsibility will be to drive the expansion of La Banque Postale’s different businesses, in synergy with La Poste Groupe and the large public financial group.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of La Poste Groupe
As a graduate of HEC, Institut des Actuaires Français, and the Cycle AVIRA at INSEAD, Stéphane Dedeyan started his career as a consultant at Eurosept before moving on to AT Kearney. After six years as a strategy consultant in banking, distribution, and insurance, he joined Athéna Assurances in 1996 where he was in charge of building the captive brokerage centre CARENE that switched to AGF/Allianz when Athéna was bought.
Stéphane joined Generali Promixité, a subsidiary of Generali in 1999 as Occupational Risk Inspector, where he was successively appointed Head of Businesses and Partnerships, Sales Director, and then Deputy CEO. In 2006, he became Chief Executive Officer of Generali Patrimoine and a member of the Executive Committee of Generali France. Stéphane gradually expanded his responsibilities to the overseeing of all savings activities, and for all of Generali's activities in France, to digital, marketing and distribution. From 2014 to 2017, he was Deputy CEO of Generali France, in charge of its entire insurance business.
Simultaneously, from 2011 to 2017, he chaired the Personal Insurance Committee of FFA (Fédération Française de l’Assurance). During the year of 2018, he advised start-ups and investment funds on their growth strategy. In October 2018, he joined the VYV Group, where he has been Chief Executive Officer since February 2019.
On 16th April 2021, Stéphane Dedeyan was appointed Chief Executive Officer of CNP Assurances and was made a member of La Banque Postale’s Executive Committee. He has also been a member of La Banque Postale’s Executive Board since October 2022 and interim Chairman of the Executive Board since Philippe Heim left the group on 3rd August 2023.
Copyright photo : Miguel Sandinha