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Lockton Chairman David Lockton in July 2017 announced that Vice Chairman Ron Lockton will expand his role to become President and CEO of Lockton. He succeeds Glenn Spencer, who has resigned effective immediately. Ron Lockton will work closely with David Lockton, U.S. President Peter Clune, International CEO Neil Nimmo, and Lockton leaders around the world. Ron Lockton joined Lockton Companies in 1990 after working with Aetna as a casualty

Cheryl H. Johnson in July 2017 was appointed Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) and a member of the executive office at Caterpillar, reporting to CEO Jim Umpleby. Johnson has more than 20 years of experience in HR leadership positions. Most recently, she was executive vice president of human resources for Textron, a very large global and diversified manufacturing company. Her 20-year career with Textron has included a number of

Amber Kennelly in July 2017 joined global insurance brokerage Hub International as Chief Human Resources Officer, in charge of talent acquisition and management, learning and development, employee relations, compensation, employee benefits and payroll. Kennelly reports to Martin Hughes, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer and is a member of the Hub Executive Management Team. Most recently she was Vice President of compensation and benefits for Allstate Insurance

As it expands its employee benefits practice in Asia, global consulting and actuarial firm Milliman in July 2017 announced that Mark Whatley will join their ranks as a consulting actuary in Singapore, where he will focus on further developing the firm’s employee benefits business across multinational, local, and government-linked organizations. Whatley previously directed Willis Towers Watson’s benefits practice in South East Asia. A member and Fellow of the Singapore

Joos Louwerier, current CEO of Allianz Life Korea, in June 2017 was named Country Manager and CEO for Allianz Life Indonesia, replacing Joachim Wessling. Louwerier will oversee the growth strategy and have overall management responsibility for all Allianz operations in Indonesia. A graduate of the University of Amsterdam, Louwerier also holds two Executive MBAs from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and the National University of Singapore. He brings

Handojo G. Kusuma has been appointed Deputy CEO for Allianz Life Indonesia. He will oversee Distribution and Market Management to expand sales and channel growth.

GEB in June 2017 announced the appointment of three senior executives to its leadership team. As part of the investment drive enabling its growth strategy, Generali’s global employee benefits network has hired three well-known global employee benefits leaders from MAXIS and AXA. Thierry Mestach joins GEB as director of Network Management & Partnerships, after 19 years with AXA and MAXIS which he joined in 2000, soon after its launch.

The Worldwide Broker Network (WBN) Board of Directors in June 2017 elected Priscila Conduta Elias, President and CEO of Harmonia Brazil, to serve on the board of directors as the regional representative for South and Central America. Elias replaces her father Jose Roberto Conduta, who stepped down from the board in April 2017. Based in Sao Paulo, Elias has served as the President and CEO of Harmonia Brazil since 2011.  In her current role, she is

Shelly James in May 2017 joined Altair Global Relocation as Director Global Operations, based in Plano, Texas. Her previous positions include Member of the Board of Directors of the U.S. Council for Global Immigration; Global Mobility Program Manager, Americas Region for Hewlett-Packard; Senior Global Migration Advisor for Barry Appleman & Leiden; Manager of US Immigration Services for KPMG; HR Manager for DP Solutions; and Human Resource Assistant for American

Jean-Laurent Granier in June 2017 joined Generali Group as Country manager for France and Chairman & CEO (Président Directeur Général) of Generali France. In his capacity, he also is a member of the Group Management Committee of Assicurazioni Generali. Generali France is one of the key providers of group insurance coverage in the French domestic market, as well as of French expatriates products. The group insurance division is led

Susan Bird in May 2017 was elected as the Chair of the World Pension Alliance (WPA) for the coming term. She succeeds Bruno Gabellieri from the European Association of Paritarian Institutions (AEIP). Ms. Bird is a Board member of the Multi-Employer Benefit Plan Council of Canada (MEBCO), the President of the McAteer Group of Companies from Markham, Ontario and has very significant experience in the pension and benefits area.

Todd R. Miller in May 2017 was appointed as CEO of Risk International, a U.S.-based risk and benefits management firm, effective July 1. Miller has served as the company’s president since 2016 and will continue in this role. He replaces Michael Davis, who has been the company’s CEO since 2009  and remains with the company as its vice chairman, largely focused on business development. Miller joined the company in

Theo Lutgendorff in April 2017 joined Aon Benfield’s Amsterdam, The Netherlands, team for the Life, Accident, Health and Income lines. He works with insurers and pension funds in the Netherlands and Scandinavia, with a specific focus on the development of large accounts for traditional and Solvency II – related reinsurance solutions. The Amsterdam office of Aon Benfield, Aon’s reinsurance unit, now employs 28 professionals with a variety of specializations

Alison Hirst alison.hirst@anglia.ac.uk Anglia Ruskin University Director of Postgraduate Research Alison Hirst holds a PhD in Business and Management from Nottingham University. Prior to joining the Institute for International Management Practice at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, UK, she worked for many years in higher education as a management development practitioner, working with a wide range of external clients. Through this, she developed particular interests in managing in the

Frédéric de Courtois Twitter @fdecourtois Generali Group CEO – Global Business Lines & International Frédéric de Courtois heads Generali’s Global Business Lines & International business unit, reporting to Group CEO Philippe Donnet. De Courtois is based in Milan, Italy and is a member of Generali’s Group Management Committee. He previously led the integration of AXA Assicurazioni and AXA MPS into AXA One Italy, after having served in leadership roles

Swiss Life in March 2017 announced the appointment of Jörg Arnold as the new CEO Germany and member of the Corporate Executive Board. He will replace Markus Leibundgut, CEO of Swiss Life Switzerland since April 2017. Jörg Arnold joins Swiss Life from AXA Group, where he was Global Head of Savings, Retirement & Distribution within the Life & Savings Global Business Line. He is 52 years old and has a

Chubb in April 2017 named Soledad Muné as Chief Underwriting Officer, Personal Insurance, for Chubb Overseas General Insurance, succeeding John Thompson, who will take on his new role as Division President, International Accident & Health. Ms. Muné will be responsible for the international auto and residential insurance portfolios and will report to Darryl Page, Vice President, Chubb Group and Division President, Personal Insurance, Overseas General Insurance. She was previously

Chubb in March 2017 has announced the appointment of John Thompson as Division President, International Accident & Health (A&H), where he will be responsible for Chubb’s international personal accident, supplemental health and travel insurance business in 51 countries. Previously Chief Underwriting Officer, Personal Insurance, for Chubb Overseas General, Thompson will report to Juan C. Andrade, Executive VP for Chubb Group and President of Overseas General Insurance, and Ed Clancy,

Manulife Financial Corporation in March 2017 announced that it has appointed Roy Gori as President, reporting to CEO Donald Guloien.  Gori was previously Executive Vice President and General Manager of Manulife’s Asia Division. Gori has been with Manulife since March 2015, when he took on responsibility for Manulife’s operations in China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia. The Asian division accounts

Ms Chua Wan Ching in March 2017 joined the IGP Singapore team as IGP Regional Director – Asia. Wan Ching, a Singapore national, brings with her a 17-year career in health and benefits, mainly gained within the advisor community, most recently with Willis Towers Watson and Aon, where she has been responsible for maintaining key relationships with global, regional and domestic clients. Her responsibilities in IGP include overseeing regional