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MAXIS Global Benefits Network announced in January 2020 the appointment of Damian Allepuz Lemmens to the role of Regional Manager, Western Europe. Lemmens is based in Paris, and reports to David Schupak, Regional Director for Western Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Lemmens leads a team of four employee benefits experts who work with MAXIS GBN’s strategic partners (brokers, consultants, and local member insurers) to develop employee benefits solutions

Sean Genden has been named Head of International Insurance at Hartford, Connecticut, USA-based investment and insurance company The Hartford. Prior to this he was with Travelers for 28 years in roles such as International Business Insurance Segment Leader. Previously, he served as Chief Executive Officer, Europe and earlier as Chief Operating Officer for Travelers Europe. In an executive capacity he served as an Executive Board Member of both Travelers

Danilo Lima in February 2019 founded and now leads employee benefits consulting firm 360 Beneficios, located in Sao Paolo, Brazil. 360 Benefícios is an HR Tech firm that focuses on employee benefits integration in Brazil; its software and services simplify selecting, implementing, and managing corporate benefits. Prior to 360 Beneficios, Danilo was a Business Manager with startup acceleration program InovAtiva Brazil and with Aliança Empreendedora (Entrepreneurial Alliance); a Regional

The European Association of Paritarian Institutions (AEIP) in February 2020 announced the appointment of Alexandra Kaydzhiyska to the newly created position of Executive Director, based in Brussels, Belgium. Alexandra previously was AEIP’s Permanent Representative and Team Lead, in charge of developing AEIP; leading the Brussels-based team; and relations with European institutions & partners. Earlier in her career, she was Policy Advisor for Financial & Economic Affairs with AEIP; Policy

U.S. broker Alliant in February 2020 announced the appointment of Philippe de Dreuzy to head up its global benefits practice as Senior Vice President and Global Practice Leader. He will be based near San Francisco, California. With headquarters in Newport Beach, California, Alliant Insurance Services provides property and casualty, workers’ compensation, employee benefits, underwriting, surety, and financial products and services to clients in the U.S. Over his 25-year career

Nathalia Luna since January 2020 assumes the role of Global Benefits Actuary at Allianz Global Benefits. In this new position she steers all actuarial tasks related to the technical development and implementation of Allianz Global Benefit’s proposition. Based in Stuttgart, she reports to François Jacquemin, Head of Products & Solutions. Nathalia Luna joins us from the International Development Life department of Allianz Lebensversicherungs-AG in Germany where she has been

Dan Bensadoun MD has been appointed Partner and Doctor at Paris Prevention. He previously was CEO and Founder of telemedicine services firm TALIE.DB Consulting, and Co-founder and Medical Director of MY-MEDICAL-DIRECTOR. He spent 14 years at General Electric Corporate where from 2003-2017 he was EMEA Medical Director in charge of healthcare initiatives, and earlier Europe, Middle East, and Africa Medical Director. He was in charge of 40+ GE clinics

Giovanni di Meo in January 2020 has been appointed Regional Sales Director Asia Pacific, taking responsibility for client management and sales activities in the Asia Pacific region. Giovanni is based in Munich and reports to Cyril Samson, Head of Sales. Prior to this, Giovanni worked as Head of Business Development at Generali Employee Benefits. With over 10 years of international experience in corporate and retail insurance, he has also

Tim Davis in December 2019 joined Aon in London as Human Capital Project Manager Aon M&A Transaction Solutions from EY where he worked for over 2 years as Advisor, People Advisory Services – Global Benefits. Tim has 16 years’ experience in financial services, including over 6 years in various positions at Punter Southall Aspire where he was Associate Director, International before leaving to join EY. Before joining Punter Southall,

Nick Skipper in December 2019 has been made Director of Employee Benefits at Clear Insurance Management of the UK. He was previously an Account Director. Before joining Clearance, Nick was with Willis Towers Watson (WTW) for 4 years where he oversaw major accounts as Account Director, Head Major accounts; and an Employee Benefits Consultant at Marsh before joining WTW. Nick attended The Oratory school in Oxford. He has appeared

Danske Bank subsidiary Danica Pension’s Jens Runing in December 2019 has been made Member of the Board and Executive Committee at Insurope SCRL/CVBA in Brussels alongside his role as head of the International area within Danica Pension since 2016 in Copenhagen, having been working at Danica for over 8 years. Prior to his current role, he was also Senior International Consultant for EB, Nordic Sales, Bancassurance, and Multinational Risk

American International Group (AIG) in December 2019 announced that Peter S. Zaffino has been named President of AIG. He will continue to serve as Global Chief Operating Officer (COO) of AIG and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of General Insurance. Mr. Zaffino joined AIG as Executive Vice President and Global COO in July 2017 and assumed the additional role of CEO of AIG’s General Insurance business in November 2017. He

Carolyn Kennedy in December 2019 was promoted to Senior Vice President Global Employee Benefits and Administration at Chubb where she was previously Vice President Global Benefits from 2014-2019. Carolyn brings over 20 years’ global employee benefits experience to her new role, with a focus on design, management, and governance of global risk insurance programs. Prior to joining Chubb, she was Assistant VP Product Development, Global Employee Benefits at MetLife

MAXIS Global Benefits Network announced in September 2019 that Grégoire Bonnefoy has been promoted to Reporting and Reinsurance Analyst from the position of Multinational Account Manager where he was responsible for business development for Multinational Pooling and Captive clients. He will be based in London. Prior to joining Maxis, Bonnefoy was a Commercial and Communication Assistant with OC Sport in Geneva, Switzerland. He has also been a business developer

Marie Moberg in December 2019 started her own consulting firm, Morem Consulting AB. Previously, she served as Group Head Compensation and Benefits at Bonava from 2016-2019 where she also served as Interim Group Head of HR (2018). Prior to this she was a Compensation Expert at Sandvik from 2012-2016 where she served in Australia and was Compensation and Benefits Manager at Sandvik Mining global. Marie was Director of Compensation

Chloé has announced the appointment of Arnaud Sachs as Head of Compensation Benefits and HR Control, effective October 2019. He will be based in Paris, France. Sachs was previously with GEFCO, where he was manager of compensation and benefits, and Vallourec, where he was compensation manager of social benefits and social management control. Before GEFCO, Sachs was a Consultant, Compensation and Benefits, Towers Watson. He holds an MBA in

Reto Toscan, who oversaw the rapid rise of elipsLife from only 7 employees in 2011 when he joined, to 300 in 2019 and USD 500 million of premium in the employee benefits space has been succeeded in December 2019 by industry veteran Christoph Gaus. Gaus, who joined elipsLife from Zurich Insurance Group and Swiss Mobiliar Insurance Company, where he held senior roles, has more than two decades’ experience in

Aspen Pharma Group has promoted Peter Gasteiger to Head of HR, International Region, as of October 2019. Gasteiger will remain based in Munich. Gasteiger has been with Aspen Pharma Group for over five years. He joined the company as Head of HR for Europe in December 2013 and held that position until his promotion. He came to Aspen from Sandoz, where he was Global Head HR Antiinfectives, and Head

Speed Medical Examination Services, as of September 2019, has named Andrew Apps as Head of Proposition, PMI (private medical insurance), based in the UK. Apps joins from Expacare Limited, where he was in Distribution and Marketing, and Bellwood Prestbury, where he was Head of Global Healthcare. Apps was also Director, Sales and Marketing, for ALC Health, and Deputy Chairman, Association of International Medical Insurance Providers (AIMIP) from 2009 to

Tiffany Ulbing, CEBS, has been named Director, Education and Outreach, for the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP), effective July, 2019. She will remain based in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area. Ulbing was previously the Director of Educational Programs from 2010 to 2019. Before joining the IFEBP, she was a benefits manager at Clifton Gunderson LLP (now CliftonLarsonAllen), and a benefits analyst at Mercer Health and Benefits. Prior to

Artex Risk Solutions announced the promotion of Kevin Heffernan to Executive Vice President North America, effective September, 2019. Heffernan will be based in Burlington, Vermont. He leads captive operations including domicile management across the U.S. He is also responsible for Artex North America’s operational controls, administration, and reporting procedures and systems. Heffernan was previously Division Chief Operating Officer for Artex. He holds a B.S. in Accounting from William Paterson

Generali Employee Benefits (GEB) has promoted Francesco Johan Cortese to Manager, Client Development as of October 2019. Cortese will be based at the Regional Office EMEA in Luxembourg. Cortese was previously Assistant Manager for Global Reporting and based in Brussels, Belgium. Before that, he was Assistant Manager, International Accounts Administration, and International Accounts Administrator. He joined GEB as a Marketing Consultant in 2002. Previously, Cortese served as a Second

Terumuo BCT has announced the appointment of Marie-Ann Poissonier as Compensation and Benefits Manager EMEA, as of August 2019. She will be based in Brussels. She joins Terumo BCT after 17 years at Mastercard, where her most recent position was Vice President, Human Resources. Poissonier holds a bachelor’s degree in Law from KUB (Katolieke Universitet Brussels) in Brussels, Belgium.

Sibylle Reichert has joined the Association Internationale de la Mutualité/International Association of Mutuals (AIM) as of June, 2019. She remains based in Brussels, Belgium, where she has served as a Member of the Occupational Pension Stakeholder Group of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA), and a Board Member of the European Association of Paritarian Institutions (AEIP). Reichert previously headed the Brussels Office of Pensioenfederatie (Federation of Dutch

Vodafone announces the appointment of Alexandra Kitching to the position of Pensions and Benefits Manager effective October 2019. She will be based in London. Kitching comes to Vodafone from Deloitte UK where she was Consulting Manager, Human Capital, as well as Senior Consultant (D.C. Pensions and Group Risk) prior to being promoted to Consulting Manager. Prior to Deloitte, she was with NAPF as a Pension Quality Mark Manager. She

Deloitte has announced that Patrice Plouvier has joined the company as Partner, Human Capital, Actuarial, Rewards & Analytics, effective October, 2019. Plouvier will be based in Paris. Plouvier was previously Head of Employee Benefit Consulting with ADDING SAS, and Head of International Group Pension Development for AXA France. He also served as Head of Investment Solutions and International Retirement for AXA. Prior to that, he was with Mercer as

Discovery has announced the promotion of Hannah Naude to Director, International Compensation & Benefits, effective October 2019. She will remain based in London. Naude was previously Senior Manager Manager, International Compensation & Benefits. Before joining Discovery, she was a Human Resources Advisor at inVentiv Health Commercial, and worked in HR for the Save the Children foundation and Viasat Broadcasting. She started her HR career in Human Resources and Quality