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April International, a provider of insurance solutions for globally-mobile employees, in April 2019 announced that Amanda Barrett has joined the firm as Business Development Manager. She will be based in Sheffield, UK. Barrett is an experienced international sales consultant with an experience in the financial services industry. She was previously an International Health & Protection Consultant with Towergate Insurance, and has served as an International Sales Consultant, Intermediary Sales

Willis Towers Watson (WTW) in April 2019 announced that Christophe Meurier is to assume the role of Global Head of Financial Solutions. He succeeds Paul Davidson, who will continue as chairman of Financial Solutions. The position reports to Adam Garrard, leader of WTW’s global lines of business. Meurier joins WTW after 25 years with BNP Paribas where he held the roles of Head of Insurance Solutions within Corporate and

French broker Diot in April 2019 promoted Anne-Jacques de Dinechin to Chairman of the Executive Board (CEO) and Jean Couturie as Chairman of the Supervisory Board. Diot and LSN Assurances are members of Groupe Burrus Courtage (GBC), which also includes captive manager Sogecore and other businesses. Anne-Jacques de Dinechin worked for 18 years in the AXA Group in France and the United States, focusing on business P/C insurance, before

Mercer UK in April 2019 named Sylvia Pozezanac as its CEO. She will replace Fiona Dunsire, who becomes Mercer’s global wealth leader. Pozezanac was previously senior managing director for Prudential Financial’s client management unit, based in New York. Prior to joining Prudential, she enjoyed a 26-year career with Willis Towers Watson in a number of senior leadership roles in retirement and insurance, and where she also oversaw elements of

Willis Towers Watson (WTW) in April 2019 announced that Carrie Burns has been named Director, Health and Benefits, and based in Washington D.C. Burns was previously Client Relationship Director at WTW, and based in the Richmond, Virginia, area, as well as a Senior Vice President and Director of Human Operations, Human Capital Practice, in Glen Allen, Virginia. She joined WTW in 2002 as a marketing manager. Previous to joining

Johnson Controls, Munich division, in April 2019 announced the promotion of Markus Enzner to Executive Director, Total Rewards, from Senior Director. Enzner has been with Johnson Controls since March 2013 when he joined the company as Senior Manager Compensation & Benefits EMEA. Previously, he was Senior Expert in the Center of Excellence (CoE) for Compensation and Benefits at Deutsche Post, and Senior Manager HR Compensation and Benefits for McDonald’s.

BHP announced the appointment of Mhar Anthony Trabado as Global Mobility Specialist for North and Central America. Trabado comes to BHP from a position as Senior Global Assignment Consultant for SIRVA Worldwide Relocation & Moving, and Regional Mobility Consultant for Crown World Mobility, based in Singapore. He was also an International Assignment Consultant for Cartus, and Global Mobility Consultant, Asia Pacific, CIS, Middle East, for Amec Foster Wheeler. He

GEFCO, a logistics and supply chain company in Paris, France, in April 2019 announced that Arnaud Sachs has joined the company as head of compensation and benefits. Sachs was previously with Vallourec as manager of Compensation, Benefits, and Group Social Control, and was a consultant for compensation and benefits with Towers Watson. He was also Compensation Assistant with AXA Tech. Sachs holds an MBA in Compensation and Benefits from

Giesecke+Devrient in April 2019 announced the promotion of Tina Lilios to Head, Competence Center Human Resources, and Senior HR Business Partner C-IT. She will be based in Munich, Germany. She was previously a senior HR business partner with the company. Lilios came to Geisecke+Devrient from Sandoz, Holzkirchen, Germany, where she served as HR Business Partner Global Support Functions, and head of HR Tech Ops Finance and Transformation, as well

UK rewards and benefits consulting firm Benefex in April 2019 announced the appointment of Stephen Hackett to the position of Head of Corporate Benefits, based in Southampton, UK. Hackett joins Benefex after a previous position as Director, Employer Services, for Broadstone Corporate Benefits in London. He was also Head of Health & Risk proposition for Aon Employee Benefits in London. He has held other leadership positions at Capita Employee

Safran Seats, a French suppliers of aircraft seats for passengers, crews and helicopters, in April 2019 announced that Emma Voisin has joined the company as Director of Compensation and Benefits. Voisin was previously with Orano, most recently as Global C&B and International Mobility Manager. She also served in Global Compensation & Benefits, C&B International Mobility advisor, and Expatriate/Impatriate Coordinator. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications Science, Communication, HR,

Alcon in April 2019 announced it had added Sahil Batra to its staff as Senior Asia Benefits Manager, based in Singapore. Based in Geneva, Switzerland, Alcon is a global eye care provider. It was founded in Fort Worth, Texas; Fort Worth still is “a major operational, commercial, and innovation hub”. According to the company’s website, Alcon is “the largest eye care device company in the world” and has “complementary

Mercer in April 2019 announced the promotion of Alana Rae to Senior Associate, based in Edinburgh. Her areas of expertise include providing consulting advice and managing broking activity on international risk and medical plans. Rae began her career at Mercer as an international benefits analyst based in London and moved up to assistant lead for Mercer’s Centre of Excellence for Mobility Benefits (EuroPac) in London. She relocated to Edinburgh

The flag carrier airline of the Netherlands, KLM, in April 2019 announced the promotion of Albert Smidt to Senior Consultant, Pensions & Insurable Benefits, effective in May. He was previously a consultant in the same division. Prior to joining KLM, Smidt was Consultant Consensys for Fortis Bank (Nederland) where he served in an advisory role working with corporate clients on their employee benefits. Previous to that, he was Senior

Aon in April 2019 that Sven Roelandt has joined their Antwerp, Belgium office as Global Expert for Employee Benefits Financing Strategies & Carrier Relations. Roelandt comes to Aon from Further Financial Services in Madrid, Spain, where he served as Director of Employee Benefits. Previous to that, he was with General Employee Benefits where he served as Regional Manager WEMEA, and Area Manager Nordics and Benelux.  He was also Regional

Aegon Nederland in April 2019 appointed Annemarie Vanhommerig to their Compensation and Benefits division in The Hague, Netherlands. Vanhommerig comes to Aegon from Accenture after 11 years in various positions, most recently as country lead for Compensation and Benefits in Amsterdam.bShe also served as Benelux specialty coordinator Mobility, and Mobility country lead NL, and was a member of their Accenture Works Council. She holds a Master’s degree in Business

Filip Sulmon has been named Head, International Mobility, as of March 2019 according to the Switzerland-based company LafargeHolcim, a global leader in building materials and solutions. Sulmon was previously head of Global Mobility for Infosys Consulting in Zurich, as well as Etihad Airways before joining Infosys. Prior to that he was Expat Tax Manager, Global Mobility Manager, and Tax Compensation Manager (EMEA Region) for United Parcel Service based in

Whirlpool Corporation in March 2019 appointed Samantha (Samie) Moore. Samie will lead the Benefits Center of Excellence, partnering with the regions to develop a global benefits strategy and adapt a culture of health at a local level. Moore comes to Whirlpool which is based in Benton Harbor, Michigan, from Milliman’s health and welfare benefits consulting practice, where she was a senior health and welfare consultant. She has also been

U.S. benefits broker and service provider OneDigital announced in March, 2019, that Mark Juneau has been named Vice President of Global Benefits. Juneau comes to OneDigital from San Francisco, CA-based Alliant Employee Benefits, where he was a senior vice president. Previous to his four years with Alliant, Juneau was with Mercer as a benefits consultant, principal, and ASEAN Retirement Business Leader. Juneau holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in

Kathy Farmer has been promoted to Vice President, Global Benefits, for Levi Strauss & Co., as of March 2019. Ms. Farmer was formerly Senior Director Global Benefits at Levi Strauss for six years. Ms. Farmer joined Levi Strauss & Co. in 2013 after serving as Total Rewards Principal Consultant with The Clorox Company, where she designed and deployed global solutions for the Total Rewards practice with a focus on

Willis Towers Watson announced in March 2019 that Laurie Paillat has been promoted to Associate Director, based in Paris, France. Ms. Paillat joined WTW after serving as Global Benefits Manager for Criteo, a Paris-based software company. Prior to that, she was an employee benefits expert for EMEAR, Dassault Systèmes, based near Paris. She has also been a pension consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers in London and Paris, and an actuary and

  With the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union delayed until May 22, 2019, if the Brexit deal is accepted, or April 12, 2019, if rejected, many clients of the insurance industry are unsure of what to do in either case. Lockton in March 2019 released an advisory: Brexit update: What US multinational employers need to know to help its clients and others in the industry during these

Bank of New York Mellon, located in Pune, Maharastra, India, has named Moumita Das as Vice President in charge of Compensation and Benefits as of January 2019. Das comes to BNY Mellon from her previous position as Compensation and Benefits Manager at Novartis in Hyderabad, India, and with American Express India. Das began her career as a network engineer with Accenture in India, and moved on to Human Resources

Steffen Zwick in March 2019 joined Mercer Switzerland as Head of Marketing and Communication. He was before with Mercer as a Marketing Manager as well as Campaign Manager for content marketing and left to take a position as Senior Marketing Associate with Eaton Vance Management International in London. He has since returned to Mercer and is now located in Zurich. Zwick holds an MA in Linguistics from Heidelberg University.

Rebecca Wheeler joined Willis Towers Watson (WTW) as International Benefits Manager as of March 2019. Wheeler previously held the same position with Phillip Morris International, where she had worked since 2012. She was also an International Consultant with Towers Watson from 2008 to 2012. Prior to that, she was a Regional Benefits Analyst and International Benefits Analyst at Microsoft. Wheeler holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from

Lockton in March 2019 named Claude Yoder as partner, along with Guy Carpenter and Nick Durant, of its new company, Lockton Global Re, as of May 2019.  Yoder, an experienced analytics expert, will be based in New York. Yoder joins from Guy Carpenter, where he was Chief Innovation and Product Development Officer, after serving as Global Head of Analytics for Marsh. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in

American International Group (AIG) in March 2019 announced the appointment of Betsy Palmer as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Strategy, Communications and Industry Leadership Officer, AIG Life & Retirement. She will be based in New York and will report to Kevin Hogan, Chief Executive Officer, Life & Retirement, as a member of the Life & Retirement Executive Team. Ms. Palmer will assume responsibility for all marketing, communications, stakeholder