Who is Who


Aviabel's management consists of professionals who jointly represent a broad mix of relevant experience.


CEO and Chairwoman of the Executive Committee


Cécile Coune

Cécile Coune has been CEO of Aviabel since May 2012. She also chairs the Executive Committee. Cécile has more than 18 years' experience in insurance, where she has held several CEO positions. She was also a partner in a well-known law firm for several years. Cecile is also member of the Executive Committee at FEB-VBO. 




Management Committee


Enrique Flores – Chief Underwriting Officer

Enrique Flores has more than 15 years of experience as reinsurance underwriter, risk manager and risk consultant. Enrique joined Aviabel in 2012 as senior underwriter and business development manager, has led the legal and claims team from 2014 to 2015 and leads the underwriting team as from 2016.




Thierry Bourguignon – Chief Operating Officer, Certified Compliance Officer

Thierry Bourguignon is member of the Aviabel Executive Committee. He had already been working in the insurance sector for twenty years when he moved to Aviabel in 2012. He holds the position of Chief Operating Officer, and is also the Certified Compliance Officer recognised by the supervisory authority (FSMA).




Alfred Kroeger – Head of the Amsterdam office

Alfred Kroeger moved to Aviabel following takeover of De Nederlandse Luchtvaartpool. He is in charge of the Amsterdam branch office. Alfred has over 25 year international experience in aviation insurance.





George Papagalos – Head of Operations & IT

George Papagalos joined Aviabel in June 2015. He was previously working in the London insurance market being responsible for the IT applications of a global insurer. George leads the IT and Middle Office teams of Aviabel.


Richard van Spaendonck – Head of Legal & Claims

Richard is a very experienced professional in industrial and international risks including more than 10 years' experience in Specialty Claim. Richard has taken over the role of Head of Legal & Claims in June 2016.


Stijn Keppens – Head of General Aviation

Being active as an aviation underwriter within Aviabel for more than 10 years now, Stijn joined the management team in 2016. He is in charge of the General Aviation business unit as well as the Loss of Licenses activities.

 The entire team: