Coface appoints Carmina Abad Sanchez to lead its Latin America region
Coface announces today the appointment of Carmina Abad Sánchez as the new CEO, Latin America Region. She joins the Executive committee and reports to Xavier Durand, Group CEO. She takes over from Bart Pattyn, who after a long career with the company (17 years), has decided to pursue career opportunities outside of the Coface group. During the past years, he has built a solid team of leaders across Mexico and the various countries of the region, which will continue to drive the company’s agenda across the region under Carmina’s leadership.
Carmina has more than 30 years of experience holding senior leadership positions in the insurance industry. Before joining Coface she was Chairman of Swiss Re Group in Mexico and CEO of Swiss Re Corporate Solutions in Mexico.
Previously, she worked for 25 years at MetLife in Mexico, Spain and the United States.
Carmina brings to Coface a strong reputation within the insurance industry. Throughout her career, Carmina has shown great commitment to corporate social responsibility and diversity and inclusion.
Carmina holds degrees from the Smith College in Northampton, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and various certifications from Harvard University. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in actuarial science from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), and followed postgraduate studies in Senior Corporate Management at the Panamerican Institute of Corporate Executive Direction (IPADE).
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