Year 2019 will be important to Ethias insurer. He will celebrate his 100th anniversary, and public shareholders will have to decide on May 19 to continue their business or sell it to another group. At a time when his future will be redefined, his Managing Director, Philippe Laleman, is taking advantage of the opportunity to start work on mobility in Liège.
At the end of the war in 1919, Smap (now Ethias) was formed in Liège to become an insurer of public services (see below). Since then, it has become the fourth largest Belgian insurer with 1.2 million customers and the number one in the public sector.