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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Denis Kessler

66 2002 Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Executive Committee

Mark Kociancic

2013 Group Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Group Executive Committee

Romain Launay

2016 Group Chief Operating Officer, Member of the Executive Committee

Frieder Knuepling

2014 Group Chief Risk Officer and Member of the Executive Committee

Paolo De Martin

49 2014 Chief Executive Officer of SCOR Global Life SE, Member of the Executive Committee

Francois de Varenne

51 2008 Chief Executive Officer of SCOR Global Investments SE, Member of the Executive Committee

Brona Magee

2018 Deputy Chief Executive Officer of SCOR Global Life, Member of the Executive Committee

Victor Peignet

Chief Executive Officer of SCOR Global P&C SE, Member of the Executive Committee

Laurent Rousseau

39 2018 Chief Executive Officer of the Specialty Insurance, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of SCOR Global P&C, Member of the Executive Committee

Augustin de Romanet de Beaune

57 2017 Lead Independent Director

Claude Tendil

73 2017 Director

Marguerite Berard-Andrieu

40 2015 Independent Director

Vincent Foucart

2018 Independent Director

Vanessa Marquette

46 2015 Independent Director

Bruno Pfister

59 2016 Independent Director

Jean-Marc Raby

59 2015 Independent Director

Thomas Saunier

51 2017 Independent Director representing Malakoff Mederic Assurances

Kory Sorenson

49 2013 Independent Director

Jane Wicker-Miurin

59 2013 Independent Director

Wang Zhen

2018 Independent Director

Ian Kelly

2016 Head of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Denis Kessler

Mr. Denis Kessler has been Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Executive Committee of SCOR SE since November 4, 2002. He is also Chairman of the Company's Strategic Committee and Member of the Crisis Management Committee. He is a graduate of HEC business school (Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales), holds a Ph.D. in economics and advanced degrees in economics and social sciences, and is a Fellow of the French Institute of Actuaries. He was Chairman of the Federation Francaise des Societes d’Assurance (FFSA), Senior Executive Vice-President and member of the Executive Committee of the AXA group and Executive Vice-President of MEDEF (Mouvement des Entreprises de France). In January 2016, he was elected to join the Academy of Moral and Political Sciences of the Institut de France. He is Director of BNP Paribas SA, Director of Invesco Ltd, Director of Bollore SA, Director of Dassault Aviation SA, Director of Fonds Strategique d’Investissement and Member of the Supervisory Board of Yam Invest N.V.

Mark Kociancic

Mr. Mark Kociancic has been Group Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Group Executive Committee of Scor SE since May 15, 2013. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto and holds a degree in commerce, finance and economics. He also holds a Chartered Accountant (CA) designation and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. Upon graduation, Mr. Kociancic joined Ernst & Young within its Life and P&C insurance practice and has subsequently held progressively senior positions within the P&C industry with St Paul Guarantee, Avalon Risk Associates and Tokio Marine, prior to becoming Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer Scor US at Scor SE in May 2006. He was then appointed as SCOR Americas HUB Chief Financial Officer in June 2008 and was promoted to SCOR Americas HUB Executive Vice President in July 2010. On October 1, 2012, he became Deputy Group Chief Financial Officer of the Company.

Romain Launay

Mr. Romain Launay has been Group Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Executive Committee at SCOR SE since February 2016. Having occupied various posts at the French Ministry for the Economy and Finance between 2004 and 2009, he became Technical Advisor to the Prime Minister in 2009. He joined SCOR in February 2012 as Senior Advisor to the Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, before becoming Group General Secretary in May 2014. He is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique, the Ecole des Mines de Paris and the Centre des Hautes Etudes d’Assurances.

Frieder Knuepling

Mr. Frieder Knuepling has been Group Chief Risk Officer and Member of the Executive Committee of Scor SE since January 17, 2014. He previously served as Deputy Group Chief Risk Officer and Member of the Executive Committee of the Company from October 1, 2012 to January 17, 2014. Prior to this appointment, he was Deputy Chief Executive Officer of SCOR Global Life SE and Member of the Executive Committee of the Company from July 1, 2010. He worked as a lecturer and research assistant at Freiburg University and several other colleges, until he received a Ph.D. in Economics based on research on econometric modelling of macroeconomic and financial data. From 1999 to 2002, he worked for Gerling-Konzern Globale Rueckversicherungs-AG and its UK subsidiary, dealing with pricing and valuation. As of 2003, he headed the Corporate Actuarial & Treasury department of the Revios group. From 2007, Mr. Knuepling headed SCOR's Corporate Actuarial Department, reporting to the Chief Risk Officer. He was appointed Deputy Chief Risk Officer of SCOR in December 2008 and member of the executive board (Vorstand) of SCOR Rueckversicherung (Deutschland) AG in May 2009. He is a fellow of the German Association of Actuaries (DAV). He also holds various other mandates, including Director of SCOR Financial Services Limited, SCOR Global Life Reinsurance Ireland Ltd and SCOR International Reinsurance Ireland Ltd. He holds a degree in Mathematics from Georg-August-Universitaet Goettingen and a degree in Physics from Freiburg University.

Paolo De Martin

Mr. Paolo De Martin has been Chief Executive Officer of SCOR Global Life SE and Member of the Executive Committee of Scor SE since January 17, 2014. He previously held the Group Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Executive Committee at the Company from September 4, 2007 to May 15, 2013. He graduated from Ca’ Foscari University, Italy, with a degree in Business Economics. He subsequently spent two years in the optical business as founder and managing partner of an eyewear manufacturer. He joined General Electric Company (GE) in 1995 as a finance trainee in London. In 1997, he joined GE’s internal auditing & consulting Group, charged with assignments in multiple GE businesses in the Americas, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. In 2001, Paolo De Martin was promoted to Executive Manager for GE Capital Europe, before joining GE Insurance Solutions as Financial Planning and Analysis Manager for Global Property and Casualty Reinsurance. In 2003, he was appointed Chief Financial Officer of GE Frankona Group before becoming Chief Financial Officer of Converium Holding AG in July 2006.

Francois de Varenne

Mr. Francois de Varenne serves as Chief Executive Officer of SCOR Global Investments SE, Member of the Executive Committee of Scor SE since October 29, 2008. He previously served as Group Chief Operating Officer, Member of the Executive Committee from September 3, 2007 until October 29, 2008. In 2005, he became Director of Corporate Finance and Asset Management, Member of the Executive Committee of the Company in 2005. He is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and a civil engineer of the Ponts et Chaussees. He holds a Ph.D. in finance and graduated as an actuary from the Institut de Science Financiere et d’Assurances (ISFA). He joined the Federation Francaise des Societes d’Assurances (FFSA) in 1993 as Manager of Economic and Financial Affairs. In London, beginning in 1998, he served successively as Insurance Strategist with Lehman Brothers, Vice President for asset management solutions and structured transactions specialist in insurance and reinsurance companies at Merrill Lynch and then at Deutsche Bank. In 2003, he became Managing Partner of Gimar Finance & Cie.

Brona Magee

Ms. Brona Magee has been appointed Deputy CEO of SCOR Global Life and Member of the Group's Executive Committee, effective as of September 5, 2018. She currently serves as Head of Client Solutions at SCOR Global Life and is a member of SCOR Global Life's Executive Leadership team.

Victor Peignet

Mr. Victor Peignet serves as Chief Executive Officer of SCOR Global P&C SE and Member of the Executive Committee of Scor SE. He is a Marine & Offshore Engineer and graduate of the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Techniques Avancees (ENSTA). He joined SCOR’s Facultative Department in 1984 from the offshore Oil & Gas contracting industry. He has more than 15 years’ underwriting and management experience in Energy & Marine insurance at SCOR. He has been at the head of the Group’s Corporate Business Division (Business Solutions) since its creation in 2000, first as Executive Vice President and as Managing Director from April 2004. Since July 5, 2005, he has been the Chief Executive Officer of SCOR Global P&C.

Laurent Rousseau

Mr. Laurent Rousseau serves as Chief Executive Officer of the Specialty Insurance, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of SCOR Global P&C and Member of the Executive Committee of SCOR SE. He started his career in 2001 as an equity analyst at Credit Suisse First Boston in London, covering European insurers and reinsurers. In 2005, he joined JPMorgan in the insurance Investment Banking team, executing M&A, capital raising and restructuring transactions for European insurers and reinsurers. He joined SCOR in 2010 as Advisor to the CEO, and became Head of SCOR Global P&C’s Strategy and Business Development in 2012. In July 2015, he became Chief Underwriting Officer of SCOR Global P&C’s treaty business in Europe, Middle East & Africa. He is a graduate of HEC (Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales).

Augustin de Romanet de Beaune

Mr. Augustin de Romanet de Beaune has been Lead Independent Director at SCOR SE since April 27, 2017. He was Independent Director of SCOR SE from April 30, 2015. He is Chairman of the Compensation and Nomination Committee and Crisis Management Committee as well as Member of the Strategic Committee and Corporate and Social Responsibility Committee. He is a graduate of the Institut d'Eudes Politiques in Paris and a former student of the Ecole Nationale d’Administration. He was previously Chief Executive Officer of Caisse des depots et consignations, between 2007 and 2012, and chaired the Fonds Stratégique d’Investissement between 2009 and 2012. Prior to that, he was Deputy Finance Director at Credit Agricole S.A. and a member of the Executive Committee. Before taking up that position, he served as Deputy Secretary General to the Presidency of the Republic of France, between June 2005 and October 2006, and held positions in various ministerial offices. In particular, between 2002 and 2005, he was Chief of Staff to Alain Lambert, Minister Delegate for the Budget, Deputy Chief of Staff to Francis Mer, Minister for the Economy, Finance and Industry, Chief of Staff to Jean-Louis Borloo, Minister for Employment, Labor and Social Cohesion, and lastly, Deputy Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin. Awarded the Legion d’honneur in 2007, he has received a number of awards, notably “Capitalist of the Year” awarded by the Nouvel Economiste magazine in 2008 and “Financier of the Year” awarded by Minister of the Economy in 2012. He has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Aéroports de Paris since 2012.

Claude Tendil

Mr. Claude Tendil has been Director of SCOR SE since April 27, 2017. He was Lead Independent Director of SCOR SE and was first appointed on the Company's Board of Directors on May 15, 2003. He is also Member of the Company's Strategic Committee, Risk Committee, Compensation and Nomination Committee and Corporate and Social Responsibility Committee. He began his career at the Union des Assurances de Paris (UAP) in 1972. He joined the Drouot group in 1980 as Chief Operating Officer. He was promoted in 1987 to Chief Executive Officer, before being appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Presence Assurances, a subsidiary of the AXA group. In 1989, he was appointed Director and Chief Executive Officer of AXA-Midi Assurances, Chief Executive Officer of AXA from 1991 to 2000, then Vice-Chairman of the Management Board of the AXA group until November 2001. During this same period, he was also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the AXA group’s French insurance and assistance companies. He was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Generali group in France in April 2002 until October 2013, when he became the Chairman of the Board of Directors, holding this position until June 2016.

Marguerite Berard-Andrieu

Mrs. Marguerite Berard-Andrieu has been Independent Director of SCOR SE since April 30, 2015. She is a Member of the Strategic Committee and the Audit Committee at the Company. She is a graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, of Princeton University (Woodrow Wilson School of International and Public Affairs), and a former student at the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA). She began her career in 2004 as an auditor at the French Treasury in the Inspection Generale des Finances. From 2007 to 2010, she was an advisor to the President of the French Republic on employment and social affairs. From November 2010 to May 2012, she was the Chief of Staff of the French Minister for social affairs. Then, she joined BPCE group and was appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer, member of the General Management Committee in charge of Strategy, Legal Affairs, the Group Company Secretary’s Office and Compliance. In May 2016, she was appointed member of the Management Board of BPCE, in charge of the Finance, Strategy, Legal Affairs and Group Company Secretary of BPCE group. She joined the management team of BNP Paribas in January 2018. After an interim period, she will be in charge of the retail bank in France. She is member of the Steering Committee of Institut Montaigne.

Vincent Foucart

Mr. Vincent Foucart has been Independent Director of SCOR SE since 2018. He is Member of the Compensation and Nomination Committee and the Corporate and Social Responsibility Committee. He graduated from graduated from ENSTA (Ecole Nationale Superieure des Techniques Avancees), HEC and CHEA. He is also a Certified Financial Analyst and Actuary. After having contributed to Societe Generale’s Asian operations reorganization, he joined in 2001 the French insurer AGF as an Investor Relations Officer. As of 2005, he was responsible for the management of the AGF Chairman’s Office. He then became in charge of the Alternative Equity Strategies portfolio in 2006, and of Tocqueville Finance asset management in 2007. Since he joined SCOR in 2009 at the Chairman’s Office, he worked as General Secretary until 2014. More recently, he contributed to the development of ILS Strategies for SCOR and in May 2014, he became the Chief Underwriting Officer of the Alternative Solutions Specialty Line.

Vanessa Marquette

Mrs. Vanessa Marquette has been Independent Director of SCOR SE since April 30, 2015. She is Member of the Strategic Committee, Risk Committee, Audit Committee, Compensation and Nomination Committee and Corporate and Social Responsibility Committee. She holds a law degree and an economic law degree from the Universite Libre de Bruxelles. She also studied law at the University of Michigan Law School as well as at Davis University and Berkeley University. She has practiced as a lawyer of the Brussels Bar since 1995. She specializes in Banking Law and Financial Law and has particular expertise in the areas of Corporate Law, Insolvency Law and Security Interests and Private International Law. She is the partner and member of the Executive Committee of the business law firm Simont Braun, which she joined in 2005 after having practiced law at the Brussels offices of Stibbe Simont Monahan Duhot and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. She is an independent director of the Erasme Hospital. She is also a lecturer at the Université Libre de Bruxelles where she teaches International Financial Law.

Bruno Pfister

Mr. Bruno Pfister has been Independent Director of SCOR SE since April 27, 2016. He is Chairman of the Risk Committee and Member of the Strategic Committee, Audit Committee, Compensation and Nomination Committee, Crisis Management Committee and Corporate and Social Responsibility Committee. He is a lawyer at the Geneva Bar and MBA graduate from UCLA Anderson School of Management. Since December 2014 he has been Executive Chairman of the “Wealth Management & Trust” of Rothschild & Co group function as well as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Rothschild Bank AG. He was Vice-Chairman of the Swiss Insurance Association, Chairman and Group Chief Executive Officer of Swiss Life AG, Member of the Executive Committee of Credit Suisse Banking and Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Executive Board of LGT Groupe AG.

Jean-Marc Raby

Mr. Jean-Marc Raby has been Independent Director of SCOR SE since April 30, 2015. He is Member of the Strategic Committee. He holds a degree in economics as well as an MBA from HEC. He has spent his entire professional career at the Macif group. He became Regional Director of Macif Centre (a regional Macif entity) in 2000, and was subsequently appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Macif group, in charge of Economic Management, alongside the Chief Executive Officer, Roger Iseli. In 2012, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Macif group.

Thomas Saunier

Mr. Thomas Saunier has been Independent Director representing Malakoff Mederic Assurances at SCOR SE since April 27, 2017. He is Member of the Strategic Committee. He is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique, ENSAE and the French Institute of Actuaries. Actuarial Director and Director of Steering and Management Control at CNP Assurances from 2000 to 2003, he spent more than 10 years at Generali France, initially as Deputy Chief Executive Officer in charge of products, operations and information and finance systems. In 2005, he was promoted to Chief Executive Officer in charge of the individuals market, IT and services, before taking charge of the companies, professionals and individuals markets in 2011. Appointed CEO of the Malakoff Mederic group in an environment characterized, for all players in the social protection sector, by unprecedented challenges in the management of supplementary pensions and in the development of life and health insurance business, he took up his post within the group on June 1, 2016.

Kory Sorenson

Mrs. Kory Beth Sorenson is Independent Director of SCOR SE since April 25, 2013. She is also Member of the Strategic Committee, of the Risk Committee and of the Crisis Management Committee and Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Company. She has a DESS degree in corporate finance from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, a master’s degree in applied economics from the University of Paris Dauphine, a bachelor’s degree in econometrics and political science from the American University in Washington, D.C. and a certificate in governance from Harvard Executive Education and another one from INSEAD. She has over twenty-five years of experience in financial services, most of which has been focused on insurance and banking. She was Managing Director, Head of Insurance Capital Markets of Barclays Capital and also held senior positions in the insurance capital markets and debt capital markets divisions of Credit Suisse, Lehman Brothers and Morgan Stanley. She began her career in the treasury department of Total SA in Paris. She is currently a non-executive director of several major companies.

Jane Wicker-Miurin

Mrs. Jane Fields Wicker-Miurin has been Independent Director of SCOR SE since April 25, 2013. She is also Chairman of the Corporate and Social Responsibility Committee and Member of the Strategic Committee, Audit Committee, Risk Committee, Compensation and Nomination Committee and Crisis Management Committee. She studied in France at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris and then in the United States and Italy. She graduated from the University of Virginia and Johns Hopkins University. She began her career in banking, before joining Strategic Planning Associates (now Oliver Wyman Consulting) as a senior partner where she was the main advisor to Lloyd’s of London. In 1994, she became Chief Financial Officer and Head of Strategy of the London Stock Exchange. She was a member of the Nasdaq Technology Advisory Council and advised the European parliament on financial markets harmonization. In 2002, she was one of the founders of Leaders' Quest, a social enterprise that works with leaders from all sectors and across the globe who want to make a responsible, positive difference through their leadership. In 2007 she was awarded the OBE (Officer of the British Empire) and in 2011 she was awarded Fellow of King College London. She is also a director of BNP Paribas, of Control Risks International Limited and a non-executive Member of the Board of the Department of Culture, Media and Sports of the UK Government where she chairs the Audit and Risk Committees.

Wang Zhen

Ms. Wang Zhen has been Independent Director of SCOR SE since 2018. She is Member of the Strategic Committee and the Risk Committee. She holds a BA degree from the Beijing Normal University, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute (FCII). She began her insurance career in 1982 by joining PICC, the insurance monopoly then, and became the General Manager of International Department in 1996 upon PICC becoming PICC Group. From 1997 to 2016, she worked for Munich Re, was the Chief Representative of MR Beijing, the Chief Executive of MR Beijing Branch, the Board member of MR Greater China Advisory Board respectively. From 2014, she has been the Independent Director of Bank of China Insurance Company in China. From 2017, she is also the Independent Director of Trust Mutual Life Insurance Company in China.

Ian Kelly

Mr. Ian Kelly has been Head of Investor Relations of SCOR SE since November 1, 2016. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Having begun his career with Prudential, he subsequently joined the Gerling Group (later Revios UK) in London working for its life reinsurance operations. Following the acquisition of the Revios Group by SCOR, he became Chief Financial Officer of the UK operations before taking up the role of Head of Group Financial Consolidation, and then of Head of Group Financial Planning and Analysis.