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Cécile Coune

Former EWOB HONORARY CHAIR, Independant Director Belfius Insurance, Corona Direct et QBE Europe

Cécile Coune was Honorary Chair of EWoB, which she co-initiated in 2013. She also co-founded the Belgian-based Women on Board in 2009.

Cecile´s other roles: Chief Executive Officer, President of the Executive Committee, and Member of the board of directors of AVIABEL S.A. since 2012. AVIABEL, a European aviation insurer in Brussels; a non-executive board member of Belfius Insurance, Corona Direct, and AXIS Holdings Ireland Ltd, a member of the Strategic Committee of the Belgian Federation of Enterprises. Previously a partner at the law firm Liedekerke.Wolters.Waelbroeck.Kirkpatrick. She is a member of the Brussels Bar Association since 2004.

Prior to this, she spent over 15 years in the insurance sector, became Country Manager for Belgium & Luxembourg, SVP of CICE in 1994 and was member of the board of directors of CICE. In 2002, she became MD of insurance brokerage Atelia Corporate SA, and then MD of AXA Art Benelux. She is 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. In 2017, King Philippe of Belgium made her Commander in the Crown Order for her career and services to the business world.