Guy Carpenter Expands Latin America, Caribbean Operations

August 12, 2009

Guy Carpenter & Co. LLC has hired two new executives in its Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region.

Aidan Pope has been named CEO of Latin America and Caribbean Operations and will be based in Miami. He will work closely with Hugh Powell, the firm’s chairman of LAC Operations. Both Pope and Powell will report to Andrew Marcell, CEO of Guy Carpenter’s Americas Operations.

In addition, the firm has named Judi Newsam as head of Guy Carpenter’s treaty business in Brazil. Newsam will be based in Rio de Janeiro, reporting to Jorge Caminha, head of Guy Carpenter’s Brazilian operations.

Pope, 49, has more than 25 years of experience in the Latin American and Caribbean treaty reinsurance business. Most recently, he served as CEO of Aon Benfield’s LAC business, where he was responsible for establishing offices in Mexico and Brazil, as well as recruiting key personnel throughout Latin America. Pope also was instrumental in originating and managing large treaty accounts from the region. He began his career in the London market with Clarksons in 1982. Pope is an associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute.

Newsam, 48, has worked specifically in the Brazilian reinsurance marketplace for eight years, developing a number of high-profile client relationships. She joins Guy Carpenter after 25 years with Aon Benfield, where she most recently served as a managing director in the firm’s Brazil office.

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