Nicolas Michellod is a Senior Analyst in Celent’s insurance practice and is based in Zurich, Switzerland. Mr. Michellod has 15 years of experience in the financial industry acquired in the banking and insurance sectors. During his insurance years, he held different C-level positions and has led a claims system replacement project.
Mr. Michellod research has concentrated on continental European insurance markets with a specific focus on France and insurance systems including life policy administration, document automation and risk management systems. Solvency II, online insurance and IT strategy and document management in insurance are particular topics he has recently covered.
Since joining Celent, Mr. Michellod has advised multiple insurance companies and vendors on IT and business strategies including strategic IT programme alignment, partnership evaluation, conceptualization of cross-country system implementations, and risk management IT strategy validation.
Mr. Michellod has been often quoted in North American specialized insurance and IT magazines including Insurance Networking News , Insurance & Technology and Property Casualty 360 (a National Underwriter Website) and also in international newspapers’ websites such as The New York Time s, The Guardian, CBS News and Tages Anzeiger.
Mr. Michellod started his career in the financial industry with CREDIT SUISSE. He moved to the insurance sector after completing his MBA, taking over a management position at UNIQA, the Swiss subsidiary of the second largest Austrian insurance company. He eventually became part-time CEO of the Swiss entity and moved to the UNIQA Group headquarters in Vienna, Austria. There he led projects for the international entity of the group in various Eastern European countries.
Mr. Michellod has a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in business and finance management from the University of Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland and an MBA from Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh Business School, Edinburgh, Scotland He is fluent in French and English, and has a good command of German.