Lionel Cazali Partner - Financial Services


Lionel has significant knowledge and experience working with insurance undertakings and especially life insurance companies (Mobius Life, Axa Life in Switzerland, Sogecap or Natixis in France) and run-off carriers for whom he has worked either as external auditor or advising in acquisitions. He worked for 13 years for the insurance practice of Mazars in Paris, seven years in Zurich where he setup and led Mazars Switzerland's insurance practice, before joining a Big Four firm in Paris for three years. He joined Mazars UK at the beginning of October 2018 to support the development of our insurance practice.

He has serviced his clients on conversion projects to IFRS / US Gaap, purchase Gaap accounting following acquisitions, internal model reviews and technical reserves reviews, implementation of fast close procedures and improvement of internal control processes.

Lionel also has expertise in financial due diligences for life and non-life (re)insurance companies.

  • Responsible Individual (RI licence from ICAEW)
  • Qualified Actuary and Fellow of the French Institute of Actuaries and also of the Swiss Actuarial Association
  • Masters in Corporate Finance from Dauphine University, Paris
  • 23 years' experience
  • London-based

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