Generali Global Assistance Appoints Philippe Gervais President of Travel Insurance

New York and San Diego - September 4, 2018


Generali Global Assistance ('the Company") today announced that Philippe Gervais has been appointed President of Generali Global Assistance's Travel Insurance company. Gervais will report to Chris Carnicelli, CEO of Generali Global Assistance North America, who oversees the Company's travel insurance and assistance, identity theft protection, and medical risk management business lines.

Gervais will be located in San Diego, the Company's Travel Insurance headquarters. Prior to joining Generali Global Assistance, Gervais was CEO of Europ Assistance Belgium, and brings extensive experience in all areas of global leadership. He started with Europ Assistance in 2003 as Director of Strategy and Acquisitions, where he helped bring CSA Travel Protection and GMMI into the Europ Assistance USA (now Generali Global Assistance) family of companies.

Chris Carnicelli, CEO of Generali Global Assistance, North America, commented on today's news: "Generali has been an innovator in the assistance industry for more than 25 years and as we enter a new era of insurance, one of education and transparency, we believe our travel insurance business is poised for significant growth. Philippe's global experience and leadership are invaluable as we set forth our aggressive expansion plans to become the world's best travel insurance and assistance provider. I have worked with Philippe for over ten years, and I'm looking forward to his knowledge and council as part of the executive team."

Gervais began his career in 1992 as a product and sales manager in the Nestlé group. In 1995, he joined Price Waterhouse Coopers as a Consultant and then Manager in charge of international missions of commercial strategies, distribution, and telecommunications. In 2010, he was named CEO of Océalis and President of Europ Téléassistance in charge of the French Business Unit. In 2014, he was named the CEO of Europ Assistance Belgium. Gervais has also served as the Secretary General of Afrata, a French association for remote assistance and holds a degree in finance and entrepreneurship from ESSEC Business School.

Gervais commented, "Being part of the team that helped bring in the companies that have now formed into Generali Global Assistance, I'm truly impressed with what they have become under the North America team's guidance. I'm excited to be joining on the Generali Global Assistance executive leadership team and helping guide the travel insurance activity through its next stage of growth."

Generali Global Assistance offers a full suite of innovative, vertically integrated travel insurance products and assistance services that help protect consumers against certain risks associated with travel. These products combine the institutional knowledge, quality, and customer service built by CSA Travel Protection over the past 25 years, now with the backing and underwriting ability of a global insurance brand – Generali.

About Generali Global Assistance
Generali Global Assistance has been a leading provider of travel insurance and other assistance services for more than 25 years.  The Company offers a full suite of innovative, vertically integrated travel insurance and emergency services, identity protection solutions, and beneficiary companion services.  Generali Global Assistance is part of the multinational Generali Group, which for over 185 years has created a presence in 60 countries with over 76,000 employees.  Our success has been built on the foundation of trust that clients have placed in our ability to provide assistance in the most difficult of circumstances.

Generali Global Assistance offers travel insurance through vacation rental and property management companies, leading travel agencies, online travel agencies, other travel suppliers and directly to consumers. For more information on Generali Global Assistance and the policies offered for travelers, please visit:  

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