Octium International Insurance Agent

A forward-looking solution to efficiently meet the market needs, while operating in an increasingly regulated and competitive environment.

Octium International Insurance Agent can add value to the relationships established over the last few years with our Business Partners, by fostering the consolidation of synergies while positioning our Group as one of the most innovative solution providers to meet our clients’ needs.

The Swiss Branch ensures proximity to our business partners and best supports our colleagues in their daily operations.

The Sales Team

Francesco Camerlingo

Group Head of Sales & Business Development

Fabrizio Palumbo

Country Manager Italy

Cinzia Chopard

Sales Director UK & International Solutions

Volkan Morel

Sales Director Turkey & International Solutions


Group Head of Sales & Business Development

Francesco Camerlingo joined the Group in 2020 as Group Head of Sales & Business Development.

Francesco is a fully qualified Italian lawyer and holds a LL.M. in Economics and Business Law, with a long-standing career in International Law Firms and Institutions, such as Allen & Overy and Hogan Lovells in Milan, as well as IBFD in Amsterdam. In 2011 Francesco joined Swiss Life Global Solutions as Wealth Planner. He was then appointed Head of Sales Switzerland in 2014 and in 2016 Head of Sales Europe South & East.



Country Manager Italy

Fabrizio Palumbo has almost 20 years’ experience in Life Insurance Business and Wealth and Tax Planning for UHNWI clients. Graduating in Business & Economics, he started his career in the market analysis department for private clients at Banca Commerciale Italiana (Banca Intesa) and then as Team Manager in the Wealth planning department at UBI Banca – Private Investment. Fully qualified and registered with R.U.I.- IVASS (Italian Insurance Supervisory Authority), he pursued his career as insurance broker, providing advice and distributing insurance products for HNWI / UHNWI clients. Recently he has acted as Sales Director at Valorlife AG and at Swiss Life Global Solutions.



Sales Director UK & International Solutions

It is with a heavy heart and deep sorrow that we share the recent and unexpected passing of Cinzia. Cinzia has been part of Octium International Insurance Agent since its incorporation and instrumental in its successful implementation. We offer her family and friends our deepest condolences and remain close to them in this very difficult time.

Cinzia will be greatly missed and will always be part of our team.


Sales Director Turkey & International Solutions

Volkan Morel has over 30 years’ experience in the banking and insurance industry covering different positions. He started his career at BSI-Banca della Svizzera Italiana and was later engaged as Investment Solution Manager and Senior Sales Professional at UBS Global Asset Management. Moving to the Wealth Management division, Volkan was leading the Turkish Desk both at UBS and Clariden Leu Private Bank in Zurich and later developed the Turkish Market at Banque International à Luxembourg in Switzerland. In 2015 Volkan moved to the insurance industry and joined Swiss Life Global Solutions, where he worked as Sales Director for the Turkish Market.