Laurent Rousseau
8 June 2023Analysis

Guy Carpenter appoints new EMEA CEO

Guy Carpenter has appointed Laurent Rousseau to the newly created position of Guy Carpenter chief executive of Europe, Middle East and Asia (EMEA) and Global Capital Solutions, effective September 4, 2023.

Rousseau will be located in London and will report to Dean Klisura, Guy Carpenter president and chief executive. He will join the Guy Carpenter executive committee and have executive oversight of Guy Carpenter’s businesses in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India, as well as GC Securities and Global Risk Solutions, which includes the structured risk practice.

According to the company he will drive growth across the region and support delivering the company’s capabilities and expertise to meet the increasingly complex needs of clients. Additionally, he will work with Marsh McLennan’s other businesses – Marsh, Mercer and Oliver Wyman – to solve for clients’ interconnected risk, strategy and people challenges.

Prior to joining Guy Carpenter, Rousseau was chief executive of SCOR, where he enjoyed a 13-year career. In this capacity, he provided strategic leadership to the company amidst volatile market conditions. Other leadership roles Rousseau held at SCOR include deputy-chief executive of Global P&C overseeing specialty insurance, chief underwriting officer EMEA P&C Reinsurance and head of P&C Strategy & Business Development.

Before joining SCOR, Rousseau was in JP Morgan’s mergers & acquisitions group in London from 2005 to 2010, where he specialized in Financial Institutions.

“We are excited to have Laurent join our team,” said Klisura. “He is a seasoned professional and is widely recognized for his re/insurance expertise. Laurent’s impressive leadership experience and strong track record in driving growth will be a great asset as we continue to help our clients meet their unique needs and execute our growth strategy.”