Steering Committee

Steering Committee

Research team


Co-holder of the DIALog chair, Professor, KU Leuven, Belgique, and Amsterdam University, Netherlands

Katrien combines a teaching position at KU Leuven University (Research Center Insurance) with a part-time associate professor position at the University of Amsterdam (Amsterdam School of Economics, Quantitative Economics division). She is co-founder and co-director of LRisk, the Leuven Center for Insurance and Financial Risk Analysis.
A mathematician by training, Katrien Antonio works in actuarial science. More specifically, she is interested in data analysis, statistical learning as well as Machine Learning, mainly applied to the insurance field.
His current lines of research focus on micro-booking (in insurance and reinsurance), insurance fraud detection models, insurance pricing with interpretable machine learning methods and forecasting models stochastic mortality.

Christophe DUTANG

Lecturer, Université Paris Dauphine PSL

Christophe Dutang is a lecturer and Director of the Master’s degree in actuarial science at Paris-Dauphine University, PSL. An Ensimag engineer and an ISFA graduate, he is a certified member of the French Institute of Actuaries, member of the Institute of Acutaries’ Jury, joint thesis supervisor of the CEA. His fields of research are ruin theory, regression models, game theory applied to actuarial science, and numerical analysis of actuarial or statistical problems. He is a very active member of the R community, especially by developing, distributing or participating in many packages or task views or GSoC projects for the R foundation.


Professor Emeritus at the Université Libre de Bruxelles

Master’s degree in mathematics and then the actuary diploma in this university. In November 2019 he received the insignia of Doctor Honoris Causa from the Université Lyon 1. His field of research is probability theory and its applications. The theoretically oriented subjects concern first pass problems, underlying algebraic structures, stochastic orders and metrics, Poisson approximations. The subjects of application concern the study of epidemic and biological processes, and the theory of risk in insurance-finance (problems of ruin, multivariate risks, dependence, risk measures). A subject developed in recent years combines these two areas and aims to assess the actuarial coverage of an epidemic. The various researches are part of a probabilistic modeling approach.


Professor, Université d’Aix Marseille

Denys POMMERET is a professor at ISFA. He obtained his PhD in Applied Mathematics (Probability) at the University of Sciences of Toulouse (France) in 1995.
He was a lecturer at INRA (National Institute for Agronomic Research) in Nantes (France) from 1996 to 1999, then at the Grande Ecole ENSAI (National School of Statistics and Information) from 1999 to 2006 During this period, he was a member of CREST-INSEE (International Institute of Economic Studies and Statistics).
He obtained a full professor position in 2006 at the University of Aix Marseille and was at the head of the statistical team for 5 years at the Institute of Mathematics of Marseille.
He has organized several events such as the congress of the SFdS (Société française de statistique) in 2010, or the thematic month of statistics at the CIRM (International Mathematical Center) in 2016. Recently, he participated in the ANR LoLiTa (2014 -2017) and the CHROME Amidex Project (2014-2017). He is managing two research contracts with SEMM (Société des Eaux de Marseille) and RTM (Société des Transports de Marseille). He also directed a CNRS (PEPS) project from 2017 to 2018. He supervised 5 doctorates-students, including 3 CIFRE contracts. One of his students received the SCOR prize for the best actuarial thesis in 2015.
He is the author or co-author of 50 publications in international peer-reviewed journals. Recently, one of his co-publications won the ICA 2018 award for best paper. He is currently working on mortality models with his colleagues from the SAF laboratory.


Co-holder of the DIALog chair, Assistant Professor at ISFA – Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1

Xavier Milhaud is currently Assistant Professor at ISFA, University of Lyon. Previously, he directed the Specialized Master of Actuarial Science at ENSAE ParisTech (Paris). During his PhD thesis in Applied Mathematics, carried out within the insurance company AXA under CIFRE contract, he studied the behavior of life insurance policyholders. His work has focused on the modeling of redemption behaviors, static and dynamic, in order to take into account the phenomena of contagion and herd behavior. His research themes revolve more generally around segmentation techniques with the aim of modeling the heterogeneity of populations. Recently, he worked on extensions of non-parametric models such as regression and classification trees, in order to adapt them to incomplete data (typical in insurance). The applications of his research are mainly focused on insurance pricing and reserving.


Lecturer and Deputy Director at ISFA, Université Lyon 1

Student in mathematics at ENS Lyon, Anne Eyraud-Loisel is an associate actuary and member of the scientific committee of the French Institute of Actuaries. During her PhD thesis in Applied Mathematics, she took interest in modeling issues of information asymmetry in financial markets. Her research themes subsequently continued to focus on information asymmetry and its impacts, not only in finance on the incompleteness of markets, but also in insurance, and more generally in the prospective modeling of the market. evolution of risks in insurance and finance. She headed the “Responsible Actuarial Science: Management of Natural Risks and Climate Change” research chair, funded by Generali from 2010 to 2015. This chair focused on issues of risk measures adapted to climate change, and their use. in the fields of climate risk management, insurance and actuarial services.

Pierre-Olivier GOFFARD

Lecturer at ISFA, Université Lyon 1

Pierre-Olivier Goffard completed his PhD thesis at the Université Aix-Marseille as part of a CIFRE agreement with AXA. After a year as a Post doc at the University of Aarhus and Brussels, he spent two years as a postdoctoral lecturer-researcher at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His research focuses on the application of probability and statistics to the risk management of insurance companies. He is currently interested in Bayesian approaches and blockchain mathematics.

CNP Assurances Team


Research and group prospective strategy, CNP Assurances

A graduate of the Claude Bernard University of Lyon in actuarial and financial sciences, the Institute of Actuaries, a Master of Science from the CNAM, Anani Olympio holds a CERA certificate (Certified Enterprise Risk Analyst) and a doctorate in management science, actuarial option, from the University Claude Bernard in Lyon.
He began his career in 1999 as an actuarial research fellow at the consulting firm JWA & Associés in Lyon, then became a financial engineer and junior manager at SINOPIA Asset Management, part of the CCF – HSBC group.
In 2002, he joined the Malakoff-Médéric group, within its subsidiary GIE AUXIA Gestion, where he successively held the positions of actuary, head of studies and actuarial, then assistant to the technical director.
In 2009, he joined CNP Assurances as head of the actuarial studies department. In 2011, he became head of the R&D department, then, in 2014, head of the R&D Data Lab department of the CNP Assurances group. Until March 2017, he was a member of Alan’s board of directors. He founded Diwise, by CNP Assurances, in 2018, where he was CEO. In addition, he contributed to the launch of the DIALog (Digital Insurance And Long term risk) Chair of Excellence dedicated to artificial intelligence applied to the insurance sector. He was, until 2019, responsible for the methods and innovation department.
He is a proofreader for the European Actuarial Journal (Insurance: Mathematics & Economics) and he holds various responsibilities within bodies of the Institute of Actuaries, in particular the Innovation commission, the Approval commission (table section) and the committee. pedagogical of the Enterprise Risk Management CERA training.
Finally, associate researcher at the Actuarial and Financial Sciences laboratory, he works as a research professor in French universities and abroad.

Mourad DRIDI

Information Systems Manager Modeling & Investments, Finance Information Systems Department, Risks & Investments, CNP Assurances

Mourad Dridi is in charge of the Build & Run activities of the Information Systems Investments around SC Dimensions, Kyriba, SGSS, etc… solutions as well as of the Modeling IS around the internal actuarial and insurance calculation solution of CNP Assurances. He is also co-operational manager of the establishment of the UC branch of CNP Assurances. Mourad Dridi is also in charge, within the framework of the IFRS17 standard, the responsibility for the implementation of the data platform to make the internal modeling application of CNP Assurances an actuarial and insurance calculation software package, based on a platform. hybrid composed of a platform oriented High Performance Computing and a platform oriented Data Processing Hadoop.
Mourad Dridi was previously IS Manager, Modeling & Risks, he was in charge of setting up the Information Systems roadmap for the Group Risks Department. He holds a doctorate in economics from Paris X Nanterre, specializing in econometrics of financial markets.

Jean-Christophe MERER

CRO, CNP Assurances

Jean-Christophe Mérer is the Chief Risk Officer of CNP Assurances group. He joined CNP in 2002 as CTO, then CFO of the group’s Brazilian subsidiary. He has shared his insurance career between France and the international (Colombia, Brazil, Spain) in technical and management positions. He was CEO of CNP Partners from 2014 to 2018.
Jean-Christophe is a certified member of the French Institute of Actuaries, a graduate of the Magistère d’Economie (Paris School of Economics) and holder of a DEA in macroeconomics.


Chief Technical Officer, CNP Assurances

Graduate from Ecole Polytechnique and ENSAE, Quentin BOUDOUX began his career at Deloitte before joining CNP Assurances in 2014. First in charge of a model validation service in the Group Risks Department, he joined the Group Technical Department in 2017. Within the Technical Department, he was successively Manager of a department on Savings and Pensions, then deputy to the CTO before being appointed group Chief Technical Director at the end of 2020.


Manager of the Data Analytics Department, CNP Assurances

The Data Analytics department’s mission is, on the one hand, to provide liability data, behavioral laws and tools for automating data processing for Actuarial Services.
On the other hand, the department offers datascience solutions to the various business lines / BUs of CNP Assurances via the DataLab as well as to its partners via the subsidiary diwise by CNP Assurances of which she is president.
Before joining CNP Assurances, Camille Gutknecht worked for various bank-insurers in the areas of risk, ALM and product pricing. In particular, she worked on the implementation of the Solvency II standard, the implementation of asset and liability models for the projection of income and balance sheet accounts and the pricing and technical balance of dependency products.
She is a member of the French Institute of Actuaries and completed the « Strategic and Ethical Issues of Big Data in Insurance » certificate from the Ecole Polytechnique d’Assurance.

Jean-Philippe MEDECIN

Director of the Own Account and Financing Department, CNP Assurances

Jean-Philippe Médecin is in charge of the company’s market activities, managing the own account, financing mainly through subordinated debt issues and monitoring subsidiaries for their investments and asset allocations. He was previously responsible for the ALM service. Before joining CNP Assurances, Jean-Philippe Médecin worked as a lecturer at Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University in the fields of finance, economics and mathematics. He has published his work in international journals.
He is an engineer from Mines de Paris, PhD in economic mathematics, Associate Professor in mathematics and Actuary.

Babacar SOW

Manager of the consolidation department for prospective metrics

An engineer from Centrale and member of the French Institute of actuaries by training, Babacar Sow has worked most of his career at CNP Assurances and has held various actuarial positions within the technical department. He started his professional career at Ernst & Young as an actuarial consultant.

The department located in the technical direction is responsible for providing a consolidated view of actuarial indicators produced in a multinorm environment (s2 / MCEV / ifrs17). Apart from this production work, the department regularly reports on these value and profitability indicators to the management of CNP Assurances to further inform the decisions taken on the development axes of the various businesses at group level.


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