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AXA in July 2016 announced the appointment of Matthieu André as CEO of AXA Global Life & Savings, reporting to Paul Evans who is in charge of AXA’s life, savings, protection and health activities on a global basis. Matthieu André joined AXA in 1995 as a financial controller after a spell as an auditor and consultant with Ernst & Young. His career path included positions as VP, Corporate Finance

Agith Jan Juddu is since May 2016 Regional Sales Manager responsible for Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, and Netherlands at Zurich Global Employee Benefits Solutions. Agith Jan has spent a large part of his career focusing on corporate group and employee benefits insurance and reinsurance, pension funds, insurance captives and institutional pension vehicles. He has worked previously as Network Representative with Generali Employee Benefits (GEB), and Senior Client Manager Life

Anne-Gaëlle Colin joined Zurich Global Employee Benefits Solutions in January 2016. She is responsible for meeting the global employee benefits needs of multinational employers in France, Belgium, and the French-speaking part of Switzerland. Previously, Anne-Gaëlle was in charge of international in the broker relationship management team of Swiss Life in France. She was previously International Sales Director at Quatrem, and head of co- and reinsurance for MMA Assurances. She

Rob Brown in January 2016 joined Zurich Global Employee Benefits Solutions as U.K. Regional Sales Manager. He is responsible for meeting the global employee benefits needs of U.K. domiciled multinational employers. Brown has extensive experience in the employee benefits sector with previous appointments as Head of Business Development, Global Employee Benefits, MetLife Asia; Corporate Business Leader for AIA in Hong Kong; Divisional Manager, Employee Benefits with Jardine Lloyd Thompson,

Valérie Lebrun since November 2015 is International Programs Deal Architect at Zurich Global Employee Benefits Solutions. She was previously Chief Underwriting Officer, Corporate Life & Pension and Global Actuary Accidental & Health with Zurich before attaining her present position. Lebrun received her Master’s degree in Actuarial Science from the Université de Lausanne in 1993, and began her career as an intern with Old Mutual in Cape Town, South Africa.

Tim Crockett in May 2016 joined HX Global, a U.S. subsidiary of Healix International, as Vice President of Security, reporting to Declan Meighan, Global Director of Security. Healix International is a global provider of international medical, security and travel assistance services. Tim has spent nearly two decades in the security risk management business including extensive work in the media & entertainment, maritime, oil & gas and travel sectors. Most

Mike Seay in June 2016 joined Lockton as a Global Benefits Vice President and Senior Consultant in its Pacific Benefits operation, reporting to Garrett Noonan, Senior Vice President and Director, Lockton Pacific Benefits. Seay, formerly a Vice President and Senior Consultant at Aon Hewitt, was also previously engaged as Executive Director Global Benefits and Mobility at Avon Products and is an expert in benefits strategy, especially in the areas

UnitedHealth Group named John Rex, formerly of its subsidiary Optum, as Chief Financial Officer in June 2016. Rex replaces David Wichmann, who has been working dual roles as President and CFO since a C-level reorganization in November  2014. Wichmann will stay on as President of the company. UnitedHealth Group includes UnitedHealthcare and Optum, a health services platform, as well as Amil, Brazil’s largest health care company. Prior to joining

Mario Greco, Zurich’s CEO since March 2016, in June 2016 announced a new corporate structure, shedding the existing life/non-life organization in favor of four regions and several global businesses. The heads of North America, Latin America, Europe-Middle East-Africa and Asia-Africa will report directly to him as well the heads of Global Corporate, of asset management and of U.S. insurer Farmers. Combining life and non-life operations is easier in personal

As part of Zurich’s wider corporate reorganization, Kristof Terryn has been promoted in June 2016 to Chief Operating Officer (COO). The newly created position of COO includes operations, IT, underwriting, claims, reinsurance, actuarial and pricing. Terryn had been appointed head of Zurich’s non-life business as recently as September 2015, after three years as the head of its life operations. A 48 year old Belgian, Kristof Terryn is a member

Chris Mayo has been appointed in June 2016 Head of Global Services and Solutions (non-North America) at Willis Towers Watson. The Global Services and Solutions team works with local colleagues all around the world to ensure Willis Towers Watson delivers to the global needs of its multinational clients. A First class honours graduate in Mathematics of the University of Nottingham and a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of

Generali Group’s new CEO Philippe Donnet does not lose any time in making changes to the structure of the global insurance leader from Trieste, Italy. Generali in May 2016 announced the formation of a new “Global Business Lines & International” business unit, which will consolidate the individual units of Generali Global Business Lines (GBL), i.e. Generali Global Corporate & Commercial, Generali Employee Benefits (GEB), and Generali Global Health and

Worldwide Broker Network (WBN) in May 2016 announced today the appointment of LeAnne Stefl as Director of Employee Benefits, reporting to Francie Starnes, WBN’s President and Chief Operating Officer. Founded in 1989, WBN today includes more than 100 firms on six continents. WBN members’ combined annual property & casualty and employee benefits premiums exceed $50 billion. LeAnne joins WBN from WBN member and broker HUB International, where she was

Patsy Langridge in May 2016 was appointed Chief Marketing Officer of MAXIS Global Benefits Network, an AXA and MetLife partnership. Based in MAXIS’ new headquarters in London, Patsy reports to Thierry Mestach, head of markets and strategy, working closely with the company’s CEO, Mauro Dugulin, as well as the other members of MAXIS’ leadership team, including Andrew Stocker, Head of Business Development, Philippe Ly Van Luong, Head of Technical

Frédéric de Courtois, 49 and current CEO of AXA Italy, will head Generali’s new Global Business Lines & International business unit starting in September 2016. He will report to Group CEO Philippe Donnet. De Courtois currently leads the integration of AXA Assicurazioni and AXA MPS into AXA One Italy. He previously served in leadership roles in AXA Japan, AXA Asia P&C, and AXA RE, as well as positions in

Insurance broker and risk advisor Marsh in May 2016 announced that Nick Durant will lead Marsh’s Global Captive Solutions Practice, taking over from Chris Lay, who has been named President and CEO of Marsh Canada. Mr. Durant will be based in New York and report to John Drzik, President of Marsh’s Global Risk and Specialties division. Mr. Durant most recently served as Marsh’s global analytics sales leader. Prior to joining

Lockton Benefits in May 2016 announced that Arturo Fisher has been appointed as Vice President and Senior Global Total Rewards Consultant in Lockton’s Chicago employee benefits operation, reporting to Ken Wexler, Senior Vice President and Employee Benefits Practice Leader in Chicago, with a further functional reporting line to Pam Enright, Senior Vice President and Director of Lockton Global Benefits. With more than 27 years of experience in global HR

After 17 years with major global employee benefits consulting firms, LeAnne Stefl in April 2016 founded her own consultancy, Solvere Global Solutions, based in San Diego, California.  

Scott Sutton in April 2016 joined L.E.K. as Director of Marketing, Americas. Previously, Scott was Director of Global Marketing at AIRINC, which he joined in 1997 as a Client Service Manager. L.E.K. is a global management consulting firm that is active in strategy, mergers and acquisitions, operations, and marketing and sales consulting, spanning a broad range of industries. Headquartered in London, L.E.K. employs approximately 1000 professionals and has 20

Lockton Benefit in April 2016 appointed Dr. Ronald Leopold as leader of its national Lockton Health Risk Solutions practice. Dr. Leopold will combine his clinical knowledge with Lockton’s data intelligence platform to improve employers’ abilities to identify trends and respond to what’s driving the cost of health. He will also work closely with Lockton’s client service teams to advise employers on developing targeted health management programs to address the

Global employee benefits industry expert Margrit Schmid from Zurich, Switzerland and formerly CEO of the Swiss Life network, has made a momentous and pioneering change in her career path by joining Swiss micro-insurance group, ParaLife in May 2016. In 2016 Margrit Schmid is to familiarize herself with key micro-insurance markets and to contribute to corporate development projects in preparation of her assuming a senior Group Executive position in 2017.

Margrit Schmid, former head of the Swiss Life Network, in May 2016 takes up a new professional challenge in micro-insurance at ParaLife.

Michael Hansen in March 2016 took up the position of CEO of the Swiss Life pooling network. He succeeds Theo Iaponas, head of corporate clients, who held the interim after Margrit Schmid’s departure in May 2015. Michael is based in Luxembourg, where Swiss Life relocated its Zurich, Switzerland-based global employee benefits operations in 2015 and early 2016. A graduate from the Danish Insurance Academy, Michael began his career with

Medha Rishi in March 2016 was appointed Head of Global Benefits and Global Mobility at San Francisco, California-based payment solutions provider Square. Mehda previously was Vice President and Global Benefits/HR Practice Leader at insurance broker Woodruff-Sawyer, global consultant at Aon Hewitt, senior analyst at Mercer and began her career in the sales and marketing department of pharmaceutical devices manufacturer Cardinal Health. During her tenure at Woodruff-Sawyer, Medha was also

Melissa Ruchhoeft in March 2016 joined the Global Benefits Practice of Lockton Benefit as a Senior Consultant. Melissa comes to Lockton from Gallagher Benefit Services, where she served as the Area Vice President of the company’s Multinational Technical Consulting Unit. Before that, she was the Vice President of Technical Services at IBIS, which was acquired by AJ Gallagher in 2014. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Wellesley

Lockton has named two-time British National Cycling champion Mark Kelly as Regional Commercial Lead for its Asia Pacific division after an extensive talent search. Kelly was hired from Aon’s Health and Benefits Asia Pacific division, and arrives with 12 years’ experience providing strategic advice and relationship management solutions to multinational companies around the globe. Kelly, who holds 23 British Championship medals in total, won the top spot first in

Lockton, the Kansas City-based risk management, insurance, and employee benefits consulting service, has just chosen Andrew Merrilees to head their Asia-Pacific Benefits operation based in Singapore. Lockton’s search for new leadership began in 2015, prompted by a surge in investment and growth in the Asia-Pacific region. Mike Tyler, Head of Lockton UK Employee Benefits, expressed confidence that the addition of Merrilees allows the company to drive faster development of