the disappearance of a committed man

Michel-André Philippe has died at the age of 77. After a career at UAP and AXA, this highly eclectic personality had invested heavily in the equal world.

Michel-André Philippe passed away last August 11 as a result of cancer. A disappearance that will not fail to touch all those who have encountered this man in the singular journey in the world ofinsurance and the outlook. He still dreamed of being a lawyer, but as often fate will decide otherwise, with the meeting of a representative of La Séquanaiselooking for sales people.

The field school

The dice are rolled and the young man invests heavily in this insurance company in the East of France. “There’s something fascinating about self-taught people. After years of often neglected studies, there is always a time when work bulimia takes hold of them. As an effort to succeed, independently “explained the one who learned during these years of field sales in Burgundy, “People’s behavior, humility, and above all the need to adapt”.

Michel-André Philippe has joined the ranks, climbing the ranks with the major restructuring of French insurance in the background. La Séquanaise merged with two other companies to give birth in the late 1960s to the Paris Insurance Union. The UAP that will be bought thirty years later by the new one AXA group. At the end of the 1990s, Mape, as the e-mails are signed, took on the role of regional director of AXA Conseil à Lille.

A beautiful journey during which he met leaders and future leaders of insurance. Thus, in the winter of 1993, he welcomed a young actuary who had just joined the UAP and who intends to better understand the business approach. They will stay close for 30 years. Today, CEO of Generali, Jean-Laurent Granier is very affected by his disappearance. “He is a caring man who had a great sense of human relations and a true senior in his profession. Perfectly mastered all aspects of life insurance. »

Turning to parity

At almost 55 years old, this “Eclectic solidarity” in his own words he chooses to engage in the world of equal social protection. Michel-André Philippe, Medef’s representative on the employer college, will chair the Vauban Humanis group and the GNP – The now-defunct National Pension Group now includes seven pension institutions. “I learned about parity management, where everything is negotiated. It’s very instructive, very constructive, but it has to be very creative to balance the decisions that are an applicable reality. “explicitly Michel-André Philippe, who will be the administrator Ctip (Technical Center for Pension Institutions) and the supplementary pension scheme Arrco as well as chairman of the committee of experts within the Ocirp Business Foundation dedicated to the Orphans!

Employment and integration of disabled workers

Et Bernard Devy, figure of parity, did not fail to salute in a post pe Linkedin his investment in the world of parity but also in favor of the cause of DISABLED. This bulimic, promoted to knight of the legion of honor, has indeed worked hard for the employment and integration of disabled workers, whether within the Medef or various associations he chairs such as Employment and Handicap Greater Lille or there Cheops Hauts-de-France Federation.

An investment that does not erase beliefs. While he participated in the creation of the Humanis grouphe did not hesitate in 2013 to return all his mandates to the social protection group, in order to show his opposition to the dismissal of the director general Damien Vandorpe. “If we do not change this practice, if we do not give it the freedom and the means to work, the new CEO of Humanis, who has a very good career, will no doubt have difficulty in finalizing the constitution and the success of a group that has many qualities but intervenes in a difficult market. It is necessary to restore the margins to the right level “, he then declared in the columns of the Argus. The rest of the events didn’t really hurt him.

Michel-André Philippe’s funeral took place in the North on August 16.

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