Guy Carpenter, the reinsurance broking arm of Marsh McLennan, has announced the appointment of Christophe Gaudron as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of its French operations, effective January 1st, 2022.
As CEO of Guy Carpenter France, Gaudron will be responsible for overseeing broking activities across the French marketplace. Based in Paris, he will report to Massimo Reina, CEO, Europe at Guy Carpenter.
Gaudron joined Guy Carpenter in 2010 and was appointed Deputy CEO of Guy Carpenter France in 2014.
He brings more than 20 years of reinsurance experience to his new role, having previously held various managerial positions at Aon Benfield.
Gaudron will replace Phillippe Renault, currently CEO, Guy Carpenter France, who will continue in his role as Chairman, Guy Carpenter Europe.
“This transition demonstrates the depth of talent we have at Guy Carpenter. Christophe has an excellent track record of delivering value and results to our clients and has contributed greatly to our growth in the region,” said Reina
“He succeeds Philippe who has achieved incredible success in the role, and I am fully confident Christophe will continue to build on that success, to the benefit of our clients and the wider market,” Reina added. “I am grateful to Philippe for his hard work and for making Guy Carpenter the broker of choice in the French marketplace.”
At the same time, Guy Carpenter also announced the appointment of Michel den Boer as Managing Director, Treaty Broking, Guy Carpenter Benelux, with immediate effect.
In this Rotterdam-based role, den Boer will work primarily within the Dutch market and will report to Patrick Schepens, CEO, Guy Carpenter Benelux.
den Boer has more than 30 years of experience and joins Guy Carpenter from Willis Re, where he was an Executive Director and Treaty Broker within the firm’s Continental Europe division, focusing on the Netherlands.
“Michel is a highly respected market practitioner in the Dutch and international markets. Throughout his career, he has excelled in achieving strong growth through delivering client-focused solutions,” said Schepens. “That combination of experience, market insight and service dedication will be integral to continuing to elevate our client offering and reinforcing our position as a leading reinsurance broker in the Dutch market.”