Cigna in April 2015 named Javier Cano as managing director of its global healthcare benefits business in Europe. While he continues to be based in Madrid, Javier leads a team operating across Europe with three key operational hubs located in the U.K., Belgium, and Spain. He joined Cigna in 2006 as sales director, having been previously with Oliver Wyman (Marsh McLennan group). He holds an MBA from INSEAD and

On April 1, 2015, Generali appointed three new regional Chief Executive Officers: Jack Howell for Asia, Antonio Cassio dos Santos for the Americas, and Jaime Anchustegui for the EMEA region. Jack Howell, 44, a U.S. citizen, holds an MBA from the University of Chicago School of Business. Howell worked for AIG, where he held several positions including Deputy Chairman of Strategic Operations and Chairman and CEO of Philam Plans,

In order to align Global Benefits Vision with the needs of the global employee benefits industry, we conducted a survey in November and December 2014, asking what potential readers would like to read in a specialized magazine and how it should be presented and distributed.

Cigna in January 2015 released Cigna Compass, a new application based on predictive algorithms to guide U.S. health plan customers in building their own personal health care team of practitioners and save money. Cigna Compass synthesizes data related to a consumer’s medical plan use, biometric data, incentive information, claims history, and coaching program involvement to improve health and lower health-care costs. It guides customers to stay in-network and choose

In a January 2015, Cigna-commissioned “360° Well-Being” survey of motivations, perceptions, and attitudes toward overall “well-being” among the general public in Asia and other international markets, Hong Kong ranked last—and China led the pack. Countries surveyed in the Asia-Pacific region included South Korea, Thailand, and New Zealand. Hong Kongers perceive themselves as performing “poorly” across all health and well-being categories compared to other markets.

Mimi Gigoux was appointed EVP Human Resources at Criteo in October 2014, with responsibility for all HR operations worldwide, reporting to Eric Eichmann, President and COO and succeeding Antoine Mingalon. She is based in San Francisco, CA. Founded and headquartered in Paris, France, Criteo is a technology firm focusing on optimizing online advertising performance. As of April 2015, it has over 1500 employees in 15 offices across the world.

Mr. Jonathan Mindell was appointed Executive Director by broker JLT Benefits in September 2014, joining from Mercer where he led Operations for the Europe and Pacific regions. Jonathan Mindell is based in London, UK. He has 31 years of experience, including 24 in insurance.

Nick Bushell was appointed head of Healthcare and Risk by broker JLT Benefits in August 2014, based in London, UK and joining from Lorica where he led sales.

Sleep has become widely recognised as playing a really important role in our overall health and wellness – alongside diet, stress management and exercise.

Global Benefits Vision asked Lance Henderson, Head of Sales and Relationship Management at Zurich Global Employee Benefits Solutions, about his view on latest trends in Employee Benefits and discussed topics like the “Duty of Care” concept, the Income Protection Gap, and solutions that can help multinationals to address those challenges.

Every year, from 5 to 20 percent of the people in the United States will become infected with influenza virus. An average of 200,000 of these people will require hospitalization and up to 50,000 will die.

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

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

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

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,

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