Chairman and CEO of Bernard Delas Conseil Sarl
Former CEO of several leading French insurance and bancassurance groups including Groupama Assurances, CNP Assurances International, and Credit Agricole Assurances International
Bernard Delas, an economist by training, has spent his career leading several French insurance and bancassurance groups. Between 1971 and 1989, he held various positions with Samda, a subsidiary of Assurances Mutuelles Agricoles, before joining Groupama Central in 1989 as Business Development Director. In 1990, he was appointed Managing Director of Groupama North East, based in Reims. In 1993, he returned to Groupama Central to take up the position of Managing Director, Insurance, France. In July 1995, he was appointed Managing Director of Caisse Centrale Groupama and Groupama SA, and three years later he became Managing Director of Groupama-GAN. At this time he also served as Chairman of the French Federation of Mutual Insurance Companies (FFSAM) and Vice Chairman of the French Federation of Insurance Companies (FFSA). In July 2000, after 11 years with Groupama, he left to join to CNP Assurances Group as the CEO of CNP International (Paris), and then in 2004 moved on to the position of CEO at Credit Agricole Assurances International (Paris) where he led the initiatives for international development. In 2010 he left Credit Agricole Assurances International to start Bernard Delas Conseil Sarl, where he currently serves as Chairman and CEO.