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DIRK HELLMUTH Allianz Global Benefits CEO Dirk joined the Allianz International Employee Benefits Network based in Stuttgart as General Manager at the end of 2002. On January 1, 2005 Allianz International Employee Benefits Network became the legal entity All Net GmbH and Dirk took over the function of Chairman of the Board of Managing Directors. In January 2014, All Net re-branded to Allianz Global Benefits GmbH due to a

Melanie Liedtke Allianz Global Benefits Senior Marketing & Communication Manager Melanie Liedtke joined the Allianz International Employee Benefits Network in November 2007. She is Senior Marketing & Communication Manager within the Market Management department of Allianz Global Benefits. Her areas of responsibility include external and internal communication, international conference organization, marketing material development and advertising. Before joining the company, she worked as a press spokesperson at Allianz Lebensversicherungs-AG,

Matt Frost Arthur J. Gallagher & Co Business Development Director of Communications for the Employee Engagement and Communications team Matt Frost is the Business Development Director of Communications for the Employee Engagement and Communications team at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Matt’s primary role is helping clients identify their employee communication needs and develop tailored strategies that will engage employees and support business results. Based in the UK, Matt

Theo Lutgendorff Sprenkels & Verschuren Partner Theo Lutgendorff, MBA, is a partner at Sprenkels & Verschuren, a privately held and independent actuarial, pensions, and investment consulting firm headquartered in Amsterdam. The firm is a member in the Abelica network of actuaries and consultants. Theo has over 25 years of experience in Dutch pensions and in global benefits. His previous roles include managing consultant at Aon Consulting Netherlands, principal

Paula Caligiuri  Northeastern University Professor of International Business As a Distinguished Professor of International Business at Northeastern University, Paula Caligiuri directs the CALL Program, a corporate-sponsored international volunteerism program in partnership with the National Peace Corps Association. Paula has authored or co-authored several award- winning articles and books in the area of expatriate management, global leadership development, and cultural agility, including Cultural Agility: Building a Pipeline of Successful

Guy Abbiss  Abbiss Cadres LLP – Founding Partners of the CELIA Alliance Managing Partner Guy is the Managing Partner of Abbiss Cadres LLP and one of the founding Partners of the CELIA Alliance. After a decade of experience leading UK and international employment and employee incentives practices in UK and international law firms based in the City of London, Guy founded Abbiss Cadres in 2008. His expertise is

Michel Moreau AG Insurance Business Development for Employee Benefits & Healthcare Michel Moreau began his career in employee benefits in 1993 at Assubel, then moved to Swiss Life Belgium and later to Delta Lloyd Life. Since May 2015, Michel heads Business Development for Employee Benefits & Healthcare at AG Insurance. In his various positions, Michel was in charge of relations with international networks: first with Swiss Life Network and

Alex Edmans Twitter: @aedmans London Business School Professor of Finance Alex Edmans is currently a Professor of Finance at London Business School, an angel investor at ADAY, Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research and academic advisor at Loan Value Group. Previously, he was Assistant Professor of finance, then Associate Professor of finance at Wharton and worked for Morgan Stanley as a financial analyst before embracing an

Fabián Bukschtein Arcos Dorados, Mc Donald’s Latin America Corporate Compensation and Benefits manager Fabián Bukschtein, 36 years old, married and a father of two, has been a Corporate Compensation and Benefits manager for Arcos Dorados, Mc Donald’s Latin America business, since September 2014 in charge of management and administration of Corporate Compensation and Long Term Incentives. Prior to joining Arcos Dorados, he worked at Towers Watsons in Argentina

Bruno Gabellieri AIEP, European Association of Paritarian Institutions Secretary General Bruno Gabellieri is the Secretary General of AEIP since its foundation in 1996. Since 2013 he is the External Relations and European Affairs Director of Humanis Group. From 2010 to 2012, he was the Secretary General of Humanis Group (Aprionis perimeter). He was from 2004 to 2009 member of the Management Board and Director of Cabinet and external relations

Denise gómez-Hernández , PHD  Universidad Autónoma De Querétaro in Mexico Professor Denise Gomez-Hernandez received a Ph.D. in actuarial science from City University in London and a M.Sc. in actuarial science from Herriot Watt University in Edinburgh. She is currently teaching mathematics, life insurance and pensions at Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro, Mexico. Her research interests focus on pension finance, life insurance, and mortality and her current research projects include a

Peter J. Bandarenko Spring Consulting Group Senior Consultant and Head of New Market Development Peter has more than 25 years of insurance industry experience and is a recognized industry leader in employee benefits, risk financing, captive reinsurance and new product development. Peter has deep expertise in technical consulting and sales, client relationship management and new product development, and has a track record of success in both the insurance

Stéphanie Le Men-Tenailleau Galahad Avocats Founding Partner Stéphanie Le Men-Tenailleau is a partner at Galahad law firm in Paris. She has been a member of the Paris Bar since 1998 and is a member of the Institut des Avocats Conseils Fiscaux (IACF). As a tax lawyer, Ms. Le Men-Tenailleau specializes in Compensation & Benefits, and more particularly in optimizing top executives’ compensation from a tax and social security

Michael Gates Richard Lewis Communications Vice chairman  Michael Gates is vice chairman of Richard Lewis Communications and an associate fellow of Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford. Saïd is the University of Oxford’s center of learning for undergraduate and graduate students in business, management, and finance. Established in 1996, the school is named after Wafic Saïd, the Saudi-Syrian chief founding benefactor. Michael has taught the cross-cultural

Sir Richard Lewis  Richard Lewis Communications Chairman Sir Richard Lewis, widely considered as the father of modern cross-cultural categorization and planning, is the former tutor of Empress Michiko of Japan and currently cultural adviser to the World Bank. He delivers seminars and workshops around the world to multinationals, banks, and government ministries. He was knighted by President Ahtisaari of Finland in 1997 for his services to the Finnish

Tim Wells ABBISS CADRES Partner Tim is a highly experienced global mobility strategy and operations specialist. He has held senior roles within multinational organizations with responsibility for regional and global mobility programs. In addition to managing established programs, Tim has also designed, implemented and run global mobility programs for employers looking to grow  their international presence. He has ‘Big 4’ experience leading service delivery to a number of major global

Eduardo Freitas MAPFRE Brazil Director General for Pensions and Health With over 20 years’ experience in the insurance and pension areas, including prior work in the public sector, Eduardo Freitas is an agronomist who graduated from the University of São Paulo, and who has a postgraduate degree in Business Administration from that university’s Administration Institute (FIA-USP), and in Marketing from the Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing (ESPM-SP). He also holds

Chris Ennis Generali PanEurope Head of Employee Benefits With more than 25 years’ industry experience working in a number of positions with Friends First in Ireland and AIG in London, where he was the European Head of Multinational Business for its Group Management Division, Chris Ennis joined Generali PanEurope in 2007, where he assisted in the development of the Wealth Management business before being appointed Head of Employee

Francesco Briganti AEIP Director Francesco is the Director of AEIP, a Brussels-based European lobbying organization. AEIP, through its members, represents roughly 1,200 social protection providers covering 75 million EU citizens, and managing € 1.5 trillion in assets (about $1.7 trillion). Francesco’s primary focus is the negotiation and alignment of EU institutions in relation to cross-border and national employee benefits plans (including, but not limited to: retirement, healthcare, disability,

Thierry Mestach MAXIS GLOBAL BENEFITS NETWORK Vice President, Head of Business Development, AXA Member MAXIS GBN Management Committee Thierry Mestach joined the AXA Group in 1998, working initially for AXA Belgium and joining the MAXIS network in Paris in November 2000 as senior account manager. He has held several positions within the network, including member relations, before taking over as head of business development in 2007. Since November

Marine Charbonnier AXA Corporate Solutions Head of Risk Financing Solutions Marine Charbonnier joined AXA Corporate Solutions in 2013 as Head of Risk Financing Solutions for Group AXA clients. She helps clients to identify financial solutions for their specific risks and create customized solutions. Marine has worked in the Alternative Risk Transfer market since the beginning of her career in 1992, providing advice, negotiating conditions, implementing and managing such

Paul Avis Canada Life Group Insurance Marketing director Paul joined Canada Life Group Insurance as sales and marketing director in November 2009 but, since January 2013, has focused solely on the marketing proposition. He has extensive knowledge of Group and Individual Protection Products and Employee Assistance Services, having held senior roles in UNUM, General Accident (now Aviva), Ceridian (LifeWorks), and Employ-Mend. Paul qualified with BA (Hons) in Cultural

Robert Reiff Lockton Benefit Group President Bob joined Lockton in 2010 as Chief Operating Officer of Lockton’s St. Louis operation. In 2015, he took on the role of President of Lockton Benefit Group, the company’s national employee benefits practice. As such, he is responsible for development and expansion of the company’s national employee benefits initiatives. This includes strategic direction, national partnership arrangements, recruiting, and new office development. Prior

Richard Polak Arthur J. Gallagher Executive Vice President of the Multinational Benefits & Human Resources Consulting Practice Mr. Richard Polak is Executive Vice President of the Multinational Benefits & Human Resources Consulting Practice within the Benefits and Human Resources Consulting division of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. As practice leader, Richard provides advice to multinational organizations in the areas of international HR as well as compensation and benefits, and

Chris Bruce Twitter: @cdabruce Thomsons Online Benefits Managing Director and Co-Founder Chris Bruce is the managing director and co-founder of Thomsons Online Benefits with Michael Whitfield. Chris led the development of Thomsons benefits administration technology platform, Darwin, as well as core intellectual property such as Intelligent Reward, a unique benefits strategy development methodology. His role spans every aspect of the business, from engaging with clients to software development. This means he is

Eric A. Butler  MAXIS GBN Chief Health and Wellness Officer Eric Butler is Chief Health and Wellness Officer for the MAXIS Global Benefits Network. Eric leads MAXIS’ global healthcare practice, including medical and wellness products and programs. Eric has over 25 years of experience in private medical insurance, including 19 years focused exclusively in the international sector, working in numerous countries spanning five continents. Eric holds a Bachelor degree

Ludovic Bayard Generali Employee Benefits General Manager Ludovic Bayard is the General Manager of Generali Employee Benefits Network (GEB), headquartered in Brussels. He joined the Generali Group in 1998 as Account Manager in the International  Life  Corporate  business  at  Generali  France.  He  then moved to London at the Generali UK branch where he launched and oversaw the first GEB regional office in London for the International Corporate EB lines.