CEO & Co-founder
Tanguy Touffut is CEO and Co-Founder of Descartes Underwriting, an InsurTech offering innovative insurance solutions to protect corporations and governments against climate and emerging risks. By leveraging Machine Learning, real-time monitoring from satellite imagery, and IoT, Descartes’ state-of-the-art technologies help businesses and communities bounce back faster following natural catastrophes. Headquartered in Paris, Descartes has global offices in New York, Houston, Denver, Atlanta, London, Singapore and Sydney. An insurance veteran, Tanguy began his career at Oliver Wyman Financial Services as a Project Manager specializing in banking and insurance, working in a dozen countries across Europe, North America and Africa. In 2010, Tanguy joined AXA as Head of Global Property and Casualty Strategy, before moving to AXA Corporate Solutions in 2013 as Head of Parametric Insurance and Agriculture, and subsequently CEO and Founder of AXA Global Parametrics. Tanguy holds a Master’s Degree in Science in Management from HEC Paris and a CEMS Master’s in International Management following his exchange at the University of St Gallen. He also studied in Tsinghua, China and holds a “DEA” in Economics awarded by l’Ecole Polytechnique, HEC and the EHESS. He is the father of two daughters, and a rugby enthusiast in his spare time.