Consultant Cécile André Leruste named CEO of InsurTech RGI

27 October 2020 2 min. read

Italian software vendor to the insurance industry RGI has a new Chief Executive Officer: Cécile André Leruste.

Cécile André Leruste brings over 20 years of experience in banking and the consulting industry to the role, having served a string of heavyweights in the industry. Most recently, she served Accenture for three years, as Managing Director and Head of the firm’s European Banking practice. Before that, she worked for Capgemini Invent, heading its Corporate Investment Banking vertical, and Roland Berger, as the partner in charge for the Financial Institutions practice. 

Her 15+ years in consultancy was split into two with an eight-year spell at Société Générale, where she grew the ranks to latterly serve as Deputy CEO of its Vendor and Asset finance division. Prior to that, Leruste worked seven years for MBB giant McKinsey & Company, specialising in strategy and operations to financial services institutions. Based primarily in Paris, Leruste also had spell’s in McKinsey’s Milan and Seoul offices.

Cécile André Leruste, CEO, RGI

Leruste will now leverage this experience to continue RGI’s growth path. Riding on the digital transformation wave sweeping through the insurance industry, RGI has over the past years grown to a team of 1,100 professionals in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. The firm provides its solutions to more than 110 Insurers and 300 brokers. 

Gioia Ghezzi, Chair of RGI said: “Cécile's experience and expertise are well-known and very highly-regarded in the industry and we believe her leadership and guidance will be critical to RGI’s success as we continue to drive innovation and remain at the forefront of our industry.” 

“RGI has become an international leader in the insurance technology industry with significant potential to further expand and drive the ongoing digital transformation across the global insurance space. I am thrilled to lead the next phase of growth,” said Leruste, who succeeds Christophe Quesne, who held the role on interim basis following the January 2020 departure of the Italian Vito Rocca, a 16-year veteran of RGI.

Cécile André Leruste graduated from HEC Paris business school and holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.