Isabelle Praud-Lion, founder of IPL-SaS

has been nominated Fellow Actuary for her contribution to actuarail science

Isabelle works as Risk and Data Officer

Since 1991, she focuses on international financial hedging strategy through the prisms of insurance, reinsurance, financial markets, retail banking, and corporations.

In her various roles as a financial executive, she has implemented steering tools for corporate risk governance as illustrated by the following examples.

For Safran and CFM, IPL-SaS supports innovative services and analytic financial risk management; by adapting actuarial science. For the European electricity organized financial market, she developed analytics as passing person in charge of the Surveillance of EPEXSPOT. She also is implied in agricultural risk measure and hedging.

For Michelin and Veolia Environment, she suggested risk management indicators for group governance to allow the executives to track and control the major risks. She also designed monitoring tools on business continuity regarding supply chain vs. value creation.  For Solvay, as deputy treasurer in charge of forex and economic analysis, she set up instruments of systematic measure for country risks and organized the foreign exchange risk management function for the group.

As an expert in risk monitoring,

she contributed to the creation of the first retail bank in France (La Banque Postale) and then joined the M&A team in charge of operational projects for the casualty insurance subsidiary.

Earlier, working in financial markets of debts, forex, and stocks, she proposed investment strategies based on risks measurements before occupying executive functions. At Ferri (a leading French broker in debts derivatives) as international proprietary trading deputy, she designed the strategy then opened and developed the arbitrage desk while leading the company in France for convergence in German and French debts. As investment advisor at Wargny’s, she also designed the analysis of credit risk and its links with share value.

As actuary for the Federation of French Insurance Companies FFA, she suggested leaning the refinancing of the major risks in the United States by means of a meteorological index to help reinsurers cover their risk of liquidity.

She began her career as

Fellow Professor of mathematics of the French Ministry of National Education.


Doctor of mathematics, Fellow, actuary and statistician-economist of Ecole Nationale de l’Administration Economique, she became the first European actuary awarded by the Casualty Actuarial Society (Charles Hachemeister Prize of 1995 and 1996). She also studied law (international monetary flows), at the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Paris.

Involved in acquisition and the value creation, she acts as member of the thesis jury for the Institute of the Actuaries, member of the board of XMines Ponts-Consult, member of the AGIFORS for operational research, member of Paris –Agrobourse, member of regulation and scenario group of Institut Louis Bachelier and other associations (AAI, DFCG, AMRAE…) such as the French Institute of Administrators.

A French ative, she was raised in a multicultural family (German, Spanish, Italian) and has lived in Madrid and Brussels. She is currently based in Paris and speaks French, Spanish and English fluently.