Guy Carpenter Appoints de Haas CEO of Benelux Region

July 10, 2014

Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC, the global risk and reinsurance specialist and member of Marsh & McLennan Companies, announced the appointment of Roelant de Haas as CEO of the Benelux region, effective as of September 1st. He succeeds Wim Raeymaekers who is to take up the position of Chairman of the region and will be focused on developing Clients and Markets.

De Haas will be responsible for all of Guy Carpenter’s activities in the Benelux region, reporting to Massimo Reina, CEO of Continental Europe and MENA. He will be based In Rotterdam and will be working closely with Petra Vynckier, the region’s deputy CEO.

He has over 22 years of experience in the insurance and reinsurance market in Europe. During his extensive career, he has held numerous senior roles and was most recently CEO of Achmea Reinsurance Company where, prior to this, he was a member of the Board of Directors and part of the management team of Eureko Re (renamed Achmea Re in 2012).

De Haas other roles have included: Managing Director of the Reinsurance Service Centre at Delta Lloyd Insurance; and Reinsurance and Insurance Manager at SNS Reaal Group. He has also held a number of industry roles in the Netherlands including: Chairman of the Nederlandse Reassurantie Vereniging; member of the Advisory Reinsurance Committee of the Nederlandse Herverzekeringsmaatschappij voor Terrorismeschaden N.V., and board member of PERILS Ag.

Reina said that with the addition of de Haas “we have the best resources to provide our clients and prospects in the region with a truly compelling proposition. His complementary contacts and skills represent a hugely exciting opportunity for expanding our business.”

Nick Frankland, CEO of EMEA Operations at Guy Carpenter, commented on de Haas “wealth of expertise in the Netherlands multi-national Life and Non-Life segments,; adding that he has a “blend of experience on both the broking and buying sides, which will substantively add to our offering across the Benelux region. Under his leadership, we look forward to building on the successful growth of the past three years, and enhancing our position as the region’s leading reinsurance and advisory intermediary.”

Source: Guy Carpenter

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