Chief Executive Officer, President of the Executive Committee and Member of the board of directors of AVIABEL S.A.
Cécile Coune is Chief Executive Officer, President of the Executive Committee and Member of the board of directors of AVIABEL S.A. since 2012. AVIABEL is a leading European aviation insurer based in Brussels. She is also Vice-Chairwoman of the association Women on Board which she co-founded in December 2009 and Co-chairwoman of the European Women on Boards which she co-founded in June 2013.
She is a non-executive board member of Eeckman Art Insurance and a member of the Executive Committee of the Belgian Federation of Enterprises (FEB/VBO).
She was previously a partner at the law firm Liedekerke.Wolters.Waelbroeck.Kirkpatrick, where she led the insurance practice. She is a member of the Brussels Bar Association since 2004.
Prior to this, she spent over 15 years in the insurance sector, primarily at Chubb Insurance Company of Europe SA (CICE), a subsidiary of the Chubb Corporation. She became Country Manager for Belgium & Luxembourg and Senior Vice-President of CICE in 1994. She was also a member of the board of directors of CICE. In 2002, Cécile Coune became Managing Director of insurance brokerage Atelia Corporate SA. She later became Managing Director of AXA Art Benelux.
Cécile Coune is also a member of the International Association of Women in Aviation, the Belgian Insurers Association, the Belgian Association of Insurance Lawyers and the Belgian Association of Risk Managers. She was elected ‘Woman in Business’ of the year 1997.