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Issue 041

GBV’s Editor, Eric Muller-Borle, interviews Leslie Lemenager, President, International for Gallagher’s Employee Benefits Reward, Communication and Wealth Division, and LeAnne Stefl, Practice Leader, Multinational Benefits & Human Resources Consulting, on the company’s global mobility and consulting strategy, employee benefits and wellbeing and several other topics, including: How they are tackling the growing importance of employee wellbeing through the long-term value proposition of holistic employee benefits components. How Gallagher’s knowledge-based approach (IBIS Academy and Institute, Center of Excellence, and GVISOR) is gauging market needs and strategic shifts on a global level. How its “Three areas of wellbeing” are the future of employee benefits and mobility. How they view Brexit in their international strategy. How trends in employee benefits and legislation impact client needs.

Representatives from Europe and North America met for the 11th Transatlantic Conference from Wednesday, June 19 through Friday, June 21, 2019 in the small hamlet of Bolton Landing in the Adirondack Mountains region of upper New York state. This edition of the annual Transatlantic Conference was hosted by the U.S. National Coordinating Committee for Multiemployer Plans (NCCMP) and co-organized jointly by the European Association of Paritarian Institutions (AEIP), the Multi-employer Benefit Plan Council of Canada (MEBCO), and the World Pension Alliance, chaired by PensionsEurope for the day devoted to pension topics.

Part of the Generali Group, Generali Employee Benefits (GEB) is a leading business line focused on providing solutions in the space of employee benefits for multinational corporations. With a network presence in more than 130 countries and around 25% market share, GEB offers an broad range of services and products that multinational employers may need for their workforce and their families, from locally admitted policies to cross border arrangements for mobile employees and expatriates, as well as the most sophisticated employee benefit solutions at a local level including multinational pooling and Reinsurance to a captive.

Thierry Mestach Generali Employee Benefits Chief Network Officer Thierry Mestach has a long experience in Employee Benefits. He joined GEB in 2017 after 19 years in AXA and MAXIS in sales, network management and marketing roles. He is Chief Network Officer of GEB. Thierry leverages his experience to manage a GEB Network that offers and can deliver the best possible local employee benefits, products and services and supports

Andrea Valacchi Generali Employee Benefits Director of the EMEA Region Andrea Valacchi started working for Generali Trieste in 1988, and moved first to Generali France and then, in 1991, to Brussels, where he was promoted Assistant Manager of Generali European Services (GES). In 2003, he joined Generali Employee Benefits global headquarters as Area Manager, and then Regional Manager, supervising Western Europe, and the GEB Network expansion in Middle East

Marcel Petschek Albatros Insurance Broker / Lufthansa Group Head of Employee Benefits International Marcel Petschek is Head of Employee Benefits International at Albatros, the inhouse broker of the Lufthansa Group. Since 2017 he is together with his team responsible for international pooling, U.S. risk management, health insurance for expatriates, business travel insurance and insurance solutions for layover. Furthermore he is responsible for the Japanese desk at Albatros. Previously

Tobias Winkler Albatros Insurance Broker / Lufthansa Group Senior Director Employee Benefits Tobias Winkler is Senior Director Employee Benefits at Albatros, the inhouse broker of the Lufthansa Group. Starting his career in the German Life Insurance industry, he previously worked for Allianz and Standard Life before he joined Albatros in 2005. Together with his team he is in charge of all insured employee benefit programs in the Lufthansa

Marc Reinhardt Generali Employee Benefits Director of the Americas region Marc Reinhardt has the equivalent of a combined post-grad/master degree in economics and insurance from the University of Frankfurt. He has worked for Generali since 1991 with postings in Germany, Italy, and the U.S. While in Germany, Marc specialized in tax and Labor Law as well as actuarial aspects of employee benefit plans for international companies. Moving to Italy,