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Board of Directors

Jacques Verlingue
Chairman of the Board
Quimper (France)

Education and Network
  • Graduated in Economics and MA in Business Management (University of Paris - La Sorbonne)
  • In France, member of the Family Business Network, of the MEDEF (French largest business network), of the METI (middle-size business network) and internationally, member of the board of the CIAB (The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers), leading professional organization of insurance brokers in the US and member of WBN (Worldwide Broker Network), leading independent brokerage network, present in more than 100 countries.


  • Founder of Defigena (a raising funds programme financing the research on cystic fibrosis) and active member of Energie Jeunes, a French Departement of Education certified programme supporting early school-leaving.
Professional background:
  • In 2016 Settlement in Switzerland (acquisition of Advantis)
  • In 2014 Creation of Coverlife (B to B to C insurance distribution)
  • In 2007 Settlement in the UK (acquisition of Finch, corporate insurance broker)
  • In 1996 Creation of Génération ( Third-party administrator income protection and private medical plans)
  • In 1994 Chairman of Verlingue and Adelaide (group holding)
  • In 1980 Joins Verlingue, the family business, in charge of the business development
Dr. Ulrich Fricker
Member of the Board

  • Studies at the university of St. Gallen (Dr. oec. HSG)
  • Work experience in the USA and France
Professional experience:
  • Since 2016 Member of serveral Boards of Directors
  • From 1999 to 2015 Chairman of the Executive Management of the Swiss National Accident Insurance Fund (SUVA)
  • From 1995 to 1998 Head of KPMG Insurance Consulting
  • From 1985 to 1994 Various leading functions in a Swiss insurance group
Gilles Floch
Member of the Board of Directors
Quimper (France)

  • Graduated from Brest Business School (1983)
Professional background:
  • Since 2014 Director of Finance and Administration of Verlingue
  • From 2002 to 2013 Back Office Director of Verlingue
  • From 1995 to 2001 Secretary General of Verlingue
  • From 1985 to 1994 Manager Creditor Protection Insurance at Verlingue
  • Member of the Board of Adelaide (Group Holding)
  • Member of the Executive Committee of Verlingue
  • Member of the Board of Verlingue
  • Member of the Board of Génération
  • Member of the Board of Finch (UK)

Adelaïde consolidates its ambition to become a leading independent insurance broker on a European level

Jacques Verlingue, Chairman of the Adelaïde Group, and Gilles Bénéplanc, CEO,...

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