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Prof. Sandy Pepper a.a.pepper@lse.ac.uk London School of Economics Professor of Management Practice Sandy Pepper joined the Department of Management in September 2008 as  an ESRC/FME Fellow. He was appointed Senior Fellow in September 2011 and Professor of Management Practice in January 2013. He previously had a long career at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) where he held various senior management roles, including global leader of the Human Resource Services consulting practice from 2002-2006. Professor Pepper

Natalie Richter natalie@natalierichter.com Natalie Richter Global Management Consultant and coach Natalie Richter is a Management Consultant and coach specialised in Culture and Communication who was lived and worked in Asia, Europe and North America. In her 14 years in Asia she was both an expat and an accompanying spouse working with both local and global companies and universities. In Canada, she consults for a number of global relocation companies

Paul Pittman paulpittman@thehumanwell.com The Human Well Founder Paul founded The Human Well in 2003; a boutique practice providing international and domestic HR advice to boards and senior management. He has more than 30 years of human resource experience and consults on matters focused on improving the return on investment in people. Paul has led successful HR teams including global employee benefits management at Massey-Ferguson, Laidlaw, Japan Tobacco International (formerly RJR

Eric Müller-Borle eric.muller-borle@global-benefits-vision.com Global Benefits Vision Editor & Founder Eric founded Global Benefits Vision and is its editor and CEO. Earlier, he had founded Aquamarine Consulting, a boutique management consultancy providing strategic advice on their global employee benefit activities to insurance companies, paritarian institutions, investment banks, mid- sized brokers and others. He was previously CFO for several AXA divisions and the first CEO of the MAXIS pooling network, an

Andrego Oliveira andrego@icatuseguros.com.br  Icatu Seguros SA Manager – Multinational Corporate Clients Andrego Oliveira is a certified and experienced professional within the Brazilian financial market, assisting high net worth individuals and multinational corporate clients, working primarily with financial planning and investment advisory. Since 2012 at Icatu Seguros, Andrego has carried out duties related to employee benefits and multinational pooling risk within the Swiss Life Network and with Insurope, as well as

Norman Dreger norman.dreger@mercer.com Mercer Partner, leader International Consulting Group in Central Europe (DACH) Norman Dreger is a partner at Mercer and the leader of Mercer’s International Consulting Group in Central Europe (Austria, Germany and Switzerland). He  is  a member of Mercer’s Swiss and German Management Teams and the EMEA International Consulting Group Leadership Team. Norman joined Mercer in 1999 in the Vancouver office and moved to Stuttgart in 2001,

Nele Segers nele.segers@igpeurope.com John Hancock – IGP Europe Senior Account Representative Nele Segers (1985) has more than seven years of experience in the field of international employee benefits, multinational pooling, and captive arrangements, and joined IGP in 2011. As a Senior IGP Account Representative, she is currently responsible for the account management of IGP’s UK multinational clients and prospects, and has a very close working relationship with the advisor

Peter de Vries pdevries@jhancock.com John Hancock Financial Services Head of the IGP network Peter de Vries was born in Amsterdam (1956), the Netherlands, and educated in the United Kingdom. After a short (6 years) career in banking in the UK, he moved back to the Netherlands and spent six years working in international employee benefits for Nationale-Nederlanden Leven, a major Dutch life insurance company. In 1985, he set up

Tony Hore tony.hore@allianz.com.sg Allianz Global Benefits Regional Director Asia Pacific Tony Hore joined Allianz Global Benefits in July 2008 developing the UK business. Since 2013 he has been leading the Allianz Group Employee Benefits strategy development for APAC, and he is overseeing the Allianz Global Benefits APAC office in Singapore, and leading the Allianz client captive solution programs. Tony Hore has been working within the health and personal injury

Emmanuel Légeron elegeron@europ-assistance.com Europ Assistance Group Executive Vice-President, Health & Corporate Global Business Line Emmanuel Légeron is Executive Vice-President, Health & Corporate Global Business Line, and a member of the Europ Assistance Group’s Executive Committee. He began his professional career in 1996 as Regional Sales Manager with Europ Assistance France, then moved to Internal Auditor of the Europ Assistance USA subsidiary in Los Angeles, and was appointed president and

Marco Giacomelli marco.giacomelli@generali.co.uk Generali Global Health Chief Executive Officer IEBA Chairman Marco Giacomelli is an actuary with a 20-year career at Generali in several assignments around the world. He currently holds the position of head of Generali Global Health (GGH), the Generali group’s dedicated provider of International Private Health Insurance solutions for internationally mobile individuals and the organizations to which they belong. Marco joined Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A. in 1994

Jérôme Wiwinius jerome.wiwinius@lalux.lu LaLux-Vie Head of Corporate Clients and International Relations Jérôme Wiwinius is the Head of Corporate Clients and of International Relations at Luxembourg insurance carrier La Luxembourgeoise-Vie, where he spent his entire career, moving through several management positions. He is a member of the Federation of Young Leaders and the Luxembourg country representative of the AIG Global Benefits Network. He holds an Advanced Diploma (DESS) in Management from Robert

Simon Gottschalk simon.gottschalk@unlv.edu University of Nevada, Las Vegas Professor of Sociology I joined the department in 1992 after earning a Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara, an M.A. from the University of Houston, and a B.A. from the University of Haifa (Israel). Combining critical symbolic interaction theory and qualitative research methods, my interests revolve around understanding the society-psyche link in phenomena as varied as youth cultures, the mass

Mark Votruba mark.votruba@case.edu Case Western Reserve University Associate Professor of Economics and Medicine Associate Professor of Economics at Case Western Reserve University with faculty appointments in the Weatherhead School of Management and the Center for Health Care Research and Policy at MetroHealth Medical Center. Director of Graduate Health Programs at Weatherhead School of Management. Co-authored paper that won the 2012 Arrow Award for Best Paper in Health Economics.

Claire Steves claire.j.steves@kcl.ac.uk Cing’s College London Professor of Health Finance Dr Claire J Steves MA (Cantab) MBBS MRCP PhD (female) is a Senior (Clinical) Lecturer at Kings College London and Locum Consultant Geriatrician at Kings College Hospital. She graduated first class from Cambridge University in 1997, and went on to pursue clinical studies in the heart of the East End of London, graduating with multiple distinctions in 2000. She trained in the prestigious St Thomas’s

Leslie Lemenager Gallagher Regional President, International Ms. Leslie A. Lemenager, CEBS, CFP, is Regional President, International, of the Benefits and Human Resources consulting division of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (Gallagher). Responsible for expanding the division’s international capabilities, Leslie focuses on developing the business in four key areas including organic growth, mergers and acquisitions, productivity and efficiency, and the Gallagher culture. Her expertise in U.S. domestic and international compensation and

J. Patrick Gallagher Jr. Gallagher Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer J. Patrick Gallagher, Jr. began his career with Gallagher as an intern in 1972, started working for the company full time in 1974 as a Production Account Executive and was promoted to Vice President-Operations in 1985. He was elected to the Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Board of Directors in 1986. In 1990, he was named President and

Fatih Eser fatih@collaborativeperks.com Collaborative Perks Key Account Manager Fatıh Eser, Key Account Manager at Collaborative Perks since 2017 is responsible for clients in Germany, Austria and Turkey. He is a graduate of Economics.

Jean-Baptiste de La Mettrie jean@collaborativeperks.com Collaborative Perks Founder – Managing Director Jean-Baptiste de La Mettrie is the Managing Director and Founder of Collaborative Perks. With over 10 years of experience in Digital Business in a international Insurance company. Most recently, he worked for the insurance company in New York City as Head of Digital Business. He was in charge of the digital business to sale financial products helping the

Patrick Donders p.donders@senspc.nl Expat Pension Holland Founder Patrick Donders is Pension Jurist/Consultant and founder of Expat Pension Holland. He graduated from Law School and has a Pension and Post Doctorate Tax Law background, as well as an actuarial education from the Actuarial Institute. After an internship at the Columbia Law School in New York City, Patrick started his career at Arthur Andersen. Patrick held several management positions at financial

Saira Chambers saira.chambers@mattioliwoods.com Mattioli Woods Senior Employee Benefits Consultant Saira has been involved in the employee benefits sector for over 25 years, offering consultancy support on pensions, risk and healthcare provision during that time. Saira started her career working for one of the UK’s largest mutual insurance companies, specialising in the pensions environment. She quickly transitioned from the insurance environment to the consultancy side of employee benefits and worked

Janet M. Lord j.m.lord@bham.ac.uk Birmingham University Research labs Director of the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing Janet Lord is director of the MRC-ARUK Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research and the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing, both located within the new Queen Elizabeth super Hospital which opened in the summer of 2011. Janet’s research focuses on the innate immune system, the body’s front line defense against infection, and how the

Christopher Martyniuk cmartyn@ufl.edu University of Florida Associate Professor Dr. Chris Martyniuk is an Associate Professor at the University of Florida’s Center for Environmental and Human Toxicology & Department of Physiological Sciences. As a Molecular Toxicologist / Physiologist, he studies biological responses using omics methods and biochemistry. Mammalian and zebrafish models are used to understand how our chemical environment is associated with human diseases. His research utilizes bioinformatics to integrate

Dejan Malesic Dejan.Malesic@previnet.it Previnet S.p.A Head of Business Development Dejan is Head of Business Development for outsourcing industry with a multi-annual experience within different business areas: Pension Funds, Insurance, Finance and Healthcare area. His main role is to establish and develop business relationships with international clients. As specialist in multi-country Defined Contribution pension arrangements Dejan works with various big consulting companies and multinationals on implementation of new plans as

Jasenka Zubcevic jasenkaz@ufl.edu University of Florida Assistant Professor Dr. Jasenka Zubcevic is an Assistant Professor at the University of Florida’s Department of Physiological Sciences. Her research focuses on neural control of cardiovascular physiology, neurogenic hypertension, bone marrow immune responses in cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, and on the gut-brain axis in cardiovascular diseases. She holds a BSc in Pharmacology and a PhD in Physiology from the Bristol Heart Institute at

Carl Hansen chansen@bwcigroup.com BWCI Group International Director Carl Hansen is International Director for the BWCI Group based in Guernsey. He specialises in advising on international pension plans and other international employee benefits issues

Duncan Sinclair Queen’s University, Ontario Professor of Health Services and Policy Research