Francesco Dal Piaz new Italy & Spain country manager of Wakam
28 August 2020
Francesco Dal Piaz, new Country Manager Italy & Spain, will lead the development of new and existing partnerships in Italy and Spain for Wakam.
With this second appointment of a country manager after UK & Ireland, Olivier Jaillon confirms the ambitions of Wakam to become the European leader in digital insurance.
Proven military training and leadership on the field
Graduated from the Italian Military School of Modena in 1996 and holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Turin, Francesco Dal Piaz was a cavalry officer in the Italian Army until he was 29 years old. He served in Albania and Bosnia in peacekeeping operations, where he led a squadron and trained up to one hundred soldiers.
In 2000, he completed an MBA at the University of Edinburgh where he enriched his field skills with technical knowledge. He joined the insurance sector in 2001 at HCC Global Financial Products in Spain, where he became Regional Manager South and Eastern Europe in 2005.
An expert in the sector at a European level
Francesco Dal Piaz has almost twenty years of experience in portfolio management within companies in the insurance sector. Until now, Francesco Dal Piaz was Head of Insurer Relations at Wefox Italy, one of the most important insurance insurtechs in Europe. He was in charge of the development of the country’s product offering and sales support.
Throughout his insurance career, particularly underwriting financial and banking institutions, he has enriched his mastery of the sector until he obtained in 2018 an Executive Master’s degree in Strategy, Innovation and Digital Disruption and a BA in Economics and Finance from Uninettuno University in Rome.
Francesco Dal Piaz will be the second representative of Wakam outside France. He will be in charge of managing the Italian and Spanish business and increasing its performance. Developing an insurance offer on a European scale is at the heart of Wakam’s priorities.