Executive Leadership Series

A series of thought-provoking discussions between SCOR Global Life Executives and their fellow leaders about managing through our current environment and post-pandemic future


Leadership in the Next Normal

Creating impact and purpose for a new era

The insurance industry is at a historic turning point, positioned in the middle of crossing from the pre- to post-pandemic eras. Life and business after COVID-19 will not be the same. Leaders have long been encouraged to incorporate purpose into their overall strategies, but the pandemic has exacerbated disparities and created greater societal challenges that mandate them to define and prioritize purpose as never before.

Paolo De Martin, CEO of SCOR Global Life, and Tom Malnight, Professor of Strategy and Faculty Director of the Business Transformation Initiative at IMD, discuss why leaders must develop a greater sense of purpose and deeper connections, how the role of purpose shapes business strategies and inspires today’s organizations to lead with greater intention and societal impact.
Paolo De Martin and Thomas Malnight -- Executive Leadership Series


Paolo de MartinPaolo De Martin, an Italian citizen, 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 and consulting group, charged with assignments in multiple GE businesses in the Americas, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. In 2001, he 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. In September 2007, he was appointed Group Chief Financial Officer of SCOR. In January 2014, after a short sabbatical period, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of SCOR Global Life.

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Thomas MalnightThomas Malnight is Professor of Strategy and Faculty Director of the Business Transformation Initiative (BTI) at IMD. His fields of interest are strategy, accelerating transformational organizational change and the role of purpose in redefining business strategies and their impact on society. Prior to joining IMD, Professor Malnight was on the faculty of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He attended graduate studies at Harvard Business School, Boston, MA where he obtained a Doctorate of Business Administration. He obtained an MBA from The Wharton School and a BA from Northwestern University. Prior to his doctoral studies, he worked for 10 years at Mitsubishi International Corporation including two years working in Japan.

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