People at IUMI: Pascal Dubois

By Pascal Dubois, Directeur Général / Chief Executive Officer, Cesam and Chair, IUMI Loss Prevention Committee

Did you intend to pursue a career in marine insurance, if not what led you into the profession?

No , it wasn’t my original plan, in fact I was looking for a job in the transportation/shipping industry and I met some marine insurers (it was a long time ago – more than 32 years now) during an exhibition and I found the industry description interesting enough to accept a professional job offer.


What has been the most interesting aspect of your career to date?

Meeting people without any doubt.  I’ve met a huge variety of people from many different industries and countries.


How long have you been associated with IUMI? what is the most worthwhile aspect of membership from your perspective?

I attended my first IUMI conference in Paris in 1997…and I believe the most valuable reason to be a member of the Association is to be able to gain a worldwide perspective of the entire industry.


What do you see as the biggest issue emerging in loss prevention?

I think it’s the challenge of including sustainability measures in our work alongside the massive task of decarbonization of the industry.


If you were not in your current role what would be your ideal job?

I would be setting up my own company which would specialise in receiving guests, and helping them to discover the French art de vivre (rough translation: the French art of living)


What do you like to do away from the office? 

When I am not working, I enjoy travelling; gastronomy and wines; discovering new cultures and new people; reading and sharing philosophical ideas about our societies and their potential future.


What’s the most interesting thing you’ve read or seen this week?

The most interesting thing I’ve read this week would be an article about the Poseidon Principles for the Marine Industry (PPMI) apart from that, the book I am currently reading is a beauty, it’s written by Spanish author, Carlos Ruiz Zafon – The Labyrinth of the Spirits, the fourth and final book in the Cemetery of Forgotten Books series.