Paul Avis paul.avis@canadalife.co.uk 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 rreiff@lockton.com 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

Dr. Leena Johns leena.johns@metlife.com MAXIS GBN AVP, Global Medical & Wellness Director Dr. Leena Johns currently holds a position as the AVP, Global Medical & Wellness Director for MAXIS Global Benefit Network. She is the subject matter expert on health data analytics and collaborates with our clients and brokers to assess their medical portfolio and provide in-depth claim analyses with appropriate recommendations. She is also responsible for developing and implementing

Ludovic Bayard bayard@geb.com 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.

Eric A. Butler eric.butler@metlife.com  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

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

Richard Polak richard_polak@ajg.com 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

Philippe De Dreuzy philippe.dedreuzy@americas.msh-intl.com MSH INTERNATIONAL President & CEO Philippe de Dreuzy is President & CEO of MSH INTERNATIONAL overseeing the operations for the Americas. MSH is a world leader in the design and management of international healthcare insurance solutions for expatriates. Before MSH, Philippe spent some twenty years in the United States. His last assignment was with Marsh McLennan Agency as Vice President, managing international benefits plans as

Colin Bullen colin@habitsatwork.com – https://uk.linkedin.com/in/colinbullen Habits at Work Consulting and Actuarial Lead  Since 2013, Colin has been the global consulting and actuarial lead at Habits at Work, based in the U.K. An actuary by profession, Colin has specialized in health and wellbeing since 1998, while maintaining an active interest in pensions and risk. Prior to joining Habits at Work, Colin was the global head of health & wellbeing at Aon

Andrew Sykes Twitter : SykesAndrew Habits at Work President and Chief Habit Starter Entrepreneur and founder of Habits at Work (formerly Health at Work Wellness Actuaries), Andrew Sykes has 20+ years of leadership, organizational performance, and business development experience. Prior to starting Habits at Work, Andrew was chief wellness officer at the Vitality Group. He has consulted to some of the world’s largest companies, including Shell Oil, McDonald’s, and

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