Jean-Marc Pailhol was appointed Head of Group Market Management and Distribution of Allianz Group in March 2016.
He began his career at the Banque Populaire. After 3 years as Marketing Director, he joined the Internal Audit Department. A few years later he was promoted Strategy and Development Director for the South West region, before becoming in 2001, Retail Banking Group Director, responsible for the strategy and business development of the Private individual sector.
After 15 years with the Banque Populaire, Jean-Marc joined the Groupe La Poste in 2004 as Commercial and Marketing Director for the financial services. In charge of the commercial part of the project, he was one of the key drivers in the creation of La Banque Postale in 2006 and was promoted Director of the Postal Banking business. The Postal Bank became the first French Retail bank in 2008 with 13 million active clients when he decided to leave the Postal Group to join Corporate Values Associates in Paris as Partner. Jean-Marc led the FSI team for Europe and Africa.
From 2009 to 2015 Jean-Marc was a Member of the Board of Management of Allianz France holding the position of Head of the Distribution Unit and Head of Commercial Business. Amongst his responsibilities was the network management, the distribution and partnership strategy and the full commercial ecosystem for SMEs and Midcorp including the technical and underwriting area, prevention and claims management.
He has contributed to a number of conferences as an expert in banking and insurance strategy, network optimization, human resources, commercial policies, operational implementation and postal financial services.
Jean-Marc holds a Master of Law and Political Science and is a graduate from the French Business School ESSEC. In 2017 he was decorated with the “Legion d’honneur” by the French Minister of Economy and Commerce.