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Ludovic Bayard in May 2022 was promoted to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Generali Employee Benefits (GEB). The position reports to Marco Sesana, Country Manager & CEO of Generali Italia and Global Business Lines, and is based in Luxembourg. Ludovic previously was GEB’s General Manager. He is well known in the global employee benefits market where he is recognized as a trusted point of reference in a sector where

MAXIS Global Benefits Network (MAXIS GBN) in April 2022 announced the appointment of Federico Morosi as Chief Technical & Financial Officer, effective on May 2, 2022. Based in Paris, Federico oversees MAXIS GBN’s Finance, Legal, Portfolio Management and Reinsurance & Reporting teams. A member of MAXIS GBN’s Executive Committee, he reports to CEO Mattieu Rouot. Jérôme Picon, Head of Finance & Operations, will be taking on new responsibilities within

French iPMI broker-TPA MSH International in March 2022 announced the appointment of Frédéric Grand as its new CEO. Grand succeeds Frédéric Van Roekeghem who becomes Group EVP in charge of corporate function of MSH International’s mother company Diot-Siaci. MSH International is dedicated to international health and life insurance solutions. It is one the three leading French iPMI broker-TPAs, with Henner and April. Grand started his career at French mutual

Global broker and consulting firm Aon in January 2022 appointed Sven Roelandt as Global Leader Captive EB Services. He now heads Aon’s new global team supporting captives for employee benefits (E.B.) risks. Sven previously was Aon’s global expert for EB financing strategies and carrier relations and continues to be based in Antwerp, Belgium. He came to Aon from Further Financial Services in Madrid, Spain, where he served as Director

  Worldwide Broker Network (WBN) in February 2022 announced the appointment of Enrique Acevedo, CEO of Colombian insurance broker Correcol to its Board of Directors. Enrique Acevedo has over 25 years of intermediary experience as head of the Correcol insurance brokerage. For the last 16 years, Correcol has been the largest independent broker in the Colombian insurance market, employing over 250 staff within its headquarters in Bogota, and regional

WTW France in January 2022 announced the appointment of Mélanie Birgé as Head of Health & Benefits for France. A member of the executive committee, she is responsible for defining the commercial strategy and managing the business line dedicated to social protection and employee benefits for all WTW clients in France. Mélanie succeeds Liliane Spiridon who leaves WTW for Aon France. Mélanie Birgé began her career in Burkina Faso as

Global actuarial and consulting firm Milliman in January 2022 announced the appointment of Dermot Corry as its new chief executive officer, effective 1 January 2022. Corry, who is the first professional from outside the United States to be elected Milliman’s CEO, succeeds Stephen White, who is retiring. Corry currently is a Principal of Milliman’s Dublin, Ireland office and has served as the firm’s global life and financial services practice

The Worldwide Broker Network (WBN) in December 2021 announced the appointment of Alan Fergusson as Global Employee Benefits Practice Leader, reporting to CEO Olga Collins. Fergusson has over 20 years of experience in the employee benefits sector. Prior to this appointment, Alan has been a consultant for WBN and has been associated with the network since 2012 evolving the E.B. strategy and participating on the Board of Directors from

Coming shortly after the announcement of their merger, the new Diot-Siaci group, which is now the leading broker on the French market, in November 2022 finalized the make-up of its future executive committee. This new management body will include eleven members, coming from both Diot and Siaci. At the top of the group, Pierre Donnersberg, Chairman of Diot-Siaci, and Christian Burrus, Vice-Chairman and General Manager. Changes affecting international benefits,

Willis Towers Watson (WTW) in November 2021 announced the appointment of Johan Lindvall as chief executive officer of WTW Sweden, and as the firm’s head of Sweden and Finland. Lindvall joined WTW in 2013, developing and managing its Affinity insurance-tech operation, for which he remains responsible. Before working for WTW, Lindvall worked as commercial director at Norwegian carrier Protector Forsikring, and previously at Aon. Johan attended the Aon Catalyst

Global benefits network IGP (International Group Program) in July 2021 announced the appointment of Marco Giacomelli as its new Head, replacing Peter de Vries who retires after a long and distinguished career in multinational pooling. Marco joins from iPMI carrier Generali Global Health where he served as CEO. He previously was with Generali Employee Benefits (GEB), serving as Chief Insurance Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and earlier as Technical Director;

Zurich North America in April 2021 announced the appointment of David Fike as the new head of its Life, Accident & Health business unit. Fike accumulates over 30 years of experience in insurance and pensions, with a special focus on Asia. He has been with Zurich for close to 7 years, lastly as the CEO of General Insurance and Takaful in Malaysia. He previously had worked for CIGNA in Turkey;

Zürich, Switzerland-based broker ASN, Advisory Services Network, in April 2021 appointed Kieran Brown as their General Manager in the UK. Brown’s appointment occurs as ASN enters the post-Brexit UK international insurance market. Brown, who was General Manager of Now Health International Europe (NHI) from 2018 to 2021, comes to ASN with over 25 years of experience in international insurance, having worked for Bupa, AXA PPP Healthcare, Cigna and NHI.

Kornelia Köhler in February 2021 joined Zurich’s multinational pooling network, Zurich Global Employee Benefits Services (ZGEBS) as Costumer Relationship Manager, based in Zurich. She had been working at AIG Global Benefits Network (AIG GBN) for six years, first as an account manager and later as a regional manager. She holds a Master of Applied Economic Sciences from the University of Antwerp, Belgium.

Olga Collins in April 2021 became the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Worldwide Broker Network (WBN), based in San Francisco, California. She succeeds Francie Starnes, who became CEO five years ago and will assume the role of CEO Emeritus through 2021. Collins had been leading WBN member firm Beecher Carlson’s multinational practice for 7 years, as well as WBN’s Young Professionals Academy. Beecher Carlson is the large

U.K. risk and insurance management association Airmic in April 2021 appointed Julia Graham as its new CEO. She takes over from John Ludlow and will work with the association’s chairwoman Tracey Skinner. Previously, Graham served as director of risk management and insurance at global law firm DLA Piper; head of strategic risk, insurance, and compliance for RSA; and was Airmic’s deputy CEO and technical director since 2015. A past

AXA in March 2021 announced a series of senior leadership changes in the context of the implementation of its new strategic plan, Driving Progress 2023, presented in December 2020. According to CEO Thomas Buberl, “[…] a renewed leadership team and a simpler organisation [will] accelerate the execution of our strategic priorities […]”. Simplification of AXA’s Corporate Center AXA’s Corporate Center will be led by two Deputy CEOs: Frédéric de

Zurich Insurance in March 2021 launched a new global risk management business unit called Zurich Resilience Solutions (ZRS). It will be led by Hanno Mijer, reporting to Sierra Signorelli, CEO, commercial insurance at Zurich. Initially focusing on property/casualty (P/C) risks, ZRS includes more than 750 risk engineers to deliver risk prevention and mitigation services, complementing traditional insurance products such as employers’ liability, construction, motor fleet, general liability, and property.

In February 2021, MAXIS Global Benefits Network (MAXIS GBN) announced the advancement of Paul Lewis to the position of Regional Director for the Americas. He is joined in this new team by Paul Mielkhe as Director, Christinea Chase as Senior Client Relationship Manager, and Diana Daszewski as Senior Account Manager. Lewis joined MAXIS GBN in 2016 and had been leading their US East Region’s Business Development team. Henceforth, he

Gallagher in February 2021 announced that Dieter Gistelinck had joined as Managing Consultant, in the Multinational Benefits & HR Consulting practice in Gallagher’s Benefits and HR Consulting Division. Gistelinck will be based in Brussels, Belgium. In his new role at Gallagher, Gistelinck will be responsible for developing the Gallagher Global Workforce Strategy consulting portfolio in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. This is achieved through understanding clients’

Allianz Global Benefits (AGB), the employee benefits network of Allianz Group, in December 2020 announced the appointment of Frank Forster as Managing Director and Chief Transformation Officer. According to the company, “Forster’s responsibility will include introducing new digital offerings to meet the growing demand of multinational corporate clients while implementing AGB’s holistic business model, organized as an employee benefits platform, to simplify and digitize the business.” In a statement,

U.S.-based Insured Nomads in October 2020 appointed Allen Koski as President and Chief Innovation Officer, to provide the insights necessary for the company to grow into new markets and unique client segments.. Insured Nomads is an insurtech focused on the healthcare needs of expatriates, remote workers and business travelers.

Direct primary care provider Paladina Health hired Samie Moore for the newly created position of Senior Vice President, National Accounts, Healthcare Strategy, Benefits & Innovation

Diego Poncelet in September 2020 joined the EMEA team of INSUROPE Network as Regional Director

Two months after the May 2020 announcement by MAXIS Global Benefits Network (MAXIS GBN) of the appointment of Mattieu Rouot as its new CEO, he officially takes over the reins of the multinational employee benefits network following the retirement of Mauro Dugulin. As CEO of MAXIS GBN, Mattieu Rouot oversees relationships with more than 500 multinational companies in over 120 countries around the world. He joined MAXIS in May

AXA XL in June 2020 announced that Xavier Veyry had been appointed as CEO Asia & Europe, based in Dublin, Ireland, and reporting to Scott Gunter, AXA XL CEO. In addition to his duties as CEO, Scott Gunter had assumed the role of Interim CEO Eurasia in the context of the new organization of AXA XL and of its leadership team. Xavier currently is Country CEO of AXA China