Company Profile


Main Office: Nantes

Chesneau is a resolutely independent family-owned business. The company was founded in 1974 and is today in its second generation led by Thomas Chesneau. The company is headquartered in Nantes (France) and has a commercial desk in Paris.

The firms entire focus of all Chesneau staff is on the development, negotiation, implementation and management of insurance solutions for its 2 000 clients. Chesneau advises on and implements Health, Life and Retirement programs as well as Property & Casualty Insurances (Professional Indemnity, Business interruption, Data, Car Fleets, …), and Trade Credit Insurances. Chesneau also provides Risk Management consulting services.

Chesneau’s client base consists primarily of firms with over 100 employees across all industries (manufacturing, shipping & logistics, services) and includes a special focus on Start ups. Insurance solutions can cover employees, senior executives, and the activity and balance sheet protection of the client company.

Cogévie, established in 2012 by Thomas Chesneau, manages the Health and Life schemes of 180,000 beneficiaries in France to improve the level of service in the administration of these schemes.

Thanks to the high level of expertise in actuarial science, laws, mergers and acquisitions among others, Chesneau’s quality of service has been rewarded for many years. The company therefore is part of the TOP 20 insurance brokers in France.

Chesneau is part of all main HR and Financial networks in western France, offering its clients, be they from France or from abroad, a large spectrum of services, such as lawyers, certified accountants, or relocation companies.

Senior contact

Mr Thomas Chesneau


International desk manager

Mr François Poligné

Deputy Technical Sales Manager

Employee benefits international desk manager

Mr Cédric Durand

Sales Manager

Main Office

8, Rue Louis Mékarski
44023 Nantes Cedex 1
  • Tel: +33 (0) 240 14 33 33