International Case Study

Building Actuarial Leadership Capability, for a Global Management Consultancy in Zurich

The client

Synpulse is a global management consulting business with a presence in 9 countries and over 350 expert consultants, within the Insurance & Banking sectors. The business is Headquartered in Zurich and consults to C-Suite clients on a range of issues around Digital Transformation, Pricing/Product Development, M & A and Operational Excellence.


Within the Insurance Sector, the business was seeking to enhance it’s actuarial capability and find a global lead to manage the in-house development of actuarial expertise, as well as a “go to market” proposition for their client base. Synpulse needed a technically strong Actuary, as well as an individual with a commercial edge and powerful network.

Our approach

Ignata utilised many years’ of experience in mapping industries and international territories to scope out an appropriate Partner level hire, with the requisite mix of consulting, commercial and technical actuarial skills.

The results

Ignata were effective in sourcing an ex-Big 4 Partner, whose recent appointments included CEO of the Swiss branch of a large German insurance group, and the Head of Actuarial within a leading Swiss Insurance business. The blend of consulting and industry experience, coupled with the strong Motor and Insurance Digitalisation flavour to the profile, brought the perfect match.

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