Philippe Latour is a seasoned finance executive with over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. He is currently the CFO of Ageas Asia, a leading insurance company operating in Asia. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing the financial operations of the company across the region.
Prior to joining Ageas Asia, Philippe held several senior finance positions at Ageas Group, where he played a key role in driving the company's growth and profitability. His work in Europe and throughout Asia gave him a wealth of experience in managing cross-border financial operations and navigating different cultural contexts.
During this breakfast seminar, Philippe Latour will give a brief overview of his own professional journey and share his observations and experiences after doing business in a cross cultural context in Asia for the past 10 years.
Philippe Latour is CFO for Ageas in Asia since July 1st 2014, after having exercised the role of Managing Director, Strategy and M&A, for a year in Asia.
Philippe is member of the Board of Directors of Ageas Asia Services Limited in Hong Kong, Taiping Asset Management in China, Etiqa Insurance and Takaful in Malaysia, Muang Thai Life Assurance in Thailand and IDBI Federal Life Insurance in India. Philippe also serves on the board of the Belgium Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.
He joined Ageas (former Fortis) in 1997 as Financial Officer and then as Director Equity and M&A. In 2003, he became CFO of Fortis Bank Insurance and thereafter CFO of AG Insurance. Philippe started his career in 1984 with JP Morgan Chase in London. In 1986 he was appointed in Financial Institutions and Government Group in Brussels and served state related entities and institutional investors.
End 1989, he joined Cobepa (Paribas Group) in Brussels as Financial Advisor in Private Equity and Corporate Finance for the Benelux region, with focus on the development of medium sized and family-owned businesses.
Philippe holds a Certificate in Corporate Governance from INSEAD International Directors Programme and holds a Master Degree in Business Engineering and a Master Degree in Tax Management from Solvay Business School, Universite Libre de Bruxelles.