ACE Group announced two appointments in its EMEA accident and health management team, as part of its ongoing investment in its consumer insurance offering across the region.
Joel Laventure has been appointed to the new role of commercial director, A&H classic for ACE in EMEA. In his new role, Laventure will be responsible for leading and coordinating key business development initiatives and further expanding ACE’s external partnerships.
He has 23 years of insurance industry experience. Prior to this role, he was the head of SME and residential insurance for ACE in the Asia Pacific region, where, among his other achievements, he led the development and implementation of the SME and residential growth strategy for the company.
Matt Foster has been appointed to the new role of head of product marketing for A&H. In his new role, Foster will ensure that ACE’s propositions meet customer needs and are supported by cross-platform marketing campaigns, rolled out across the EMEA region.
He joins ACE with more than 20 years of marketing experience, specializing in the life, protection and health-related general insurance sectors. Most recently he held the position of senior manager, products, at Ageas, where he contributed to the company’s strategy development and conceived and developed a range of new and innovative protection products. Prior to this, he held a series of senior marketing and product development positions at financial services companies.
Both appointments are effective immediately. Laventure will be based in Dublin, reporting to Stéphane Baj, regional director, A&H corporate & affinity for ACE in EMEA. Foster will be based in London, reporting to Darragh Gray, director for marketing and communications for ACE in EMEA, and Pat Drinan, senior vice president, accident & health and life for ACE in EMEA.
Source: ACE Group
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