10 July 2014EMEA analysis

Guy Carpenter appoints CEO of Benelux region

Guy Carpenter has announced the appointment of Roelant de Haas as CEO of the Benelux region, effective 1st September.

He succeeds Wim Raeymaekers who takes 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.

De Haas 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). Other roles have included: managing director of the reinsurance service centre at Delta Lloyd Insurance; and reinsurance and insurance manager at SNS Reaal Group.

Commenting on the appointment, Reina says: “We are delighted to be adding someone of Roelant’s market standing to our leadership team, and believe that alongside Wim Raeymaekers, Petra Vynckier, Bruno Bogaerts, Walter Bernaerts, Marnix Meert and Ben Grimwade 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, adds: “Roelant brings a wealth of expertise in the Netherlands multi-national life and non-life segments, and 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.”