Following the start of his career with AGF in France and then Poland, Gilles joined Mazars in 1992 and became a Partner in 2003. After leading the global Financial Services practice and French Real Estate sector for ten years, he currently serves as the Deputy Head of Business Development for large and listed companies worldwide. A chartered accountant and auditor, Gilles is a specialist in auditing large groups, particularly in the Insurance and Real Estate sectors. He is the Statutory Auditor of AXA, Klépierre and Foncières des Régions. He also leads advisory assignments (due diligence, accounting organization, Solvency 2, internal control…) in France and abroad. He was a professor at the French National School of Insurance (L’École Nationale d’Assurances), most notably a faculty member of their MBA program and Centre for Advanced Insurance Studies (Centre des Hautes Etudes d’Assurances). He is co-editor of the book “Managing an Insurance Company” which was published in 2013 by Dunod under the leadership of François Ewald and Patrick Thourot.