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Guy Carpenter hires van Oort from Gen Re as MD for Benelux operations

1st June 2017 - Author: Steve Evans

Reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter has announced that it has hired Hans van Oort from General Re to be Managing Director of its Benelux operations, as the company looks to strengthen its regional team.

van Oort will join Guy Carpenter as of the 1st December 2017, taking on responsibility for growing Guy Carpenter’s presence in the Benelux region.

He will be based in Brussels, and work closely with Guy Carpenter’s offices in Rotterdam and London. van Oort will report to Roelant de Haas, CEO, Benelux.

de Haas commented on the appointment of van Oort; “Hans is a very strong addition to our Benelux team. Bringing three decades of reinsurance experience to the role, his expertise spans both the broking and underwriting arenas, while he also has a very granular understanding of the reinsurance market across the Benelux region. We firmly believe that our clients will benefit significantly from the insight and industry knowledge that he brings to the role.”

van Oort has a 30-year reinsurance career, having held a number of senior managerial positions. Guy Carpenter has hired him from his most recent role as Chief Account Executive, Marketing Manager Business Unit ‘Europe’, at General Reinsurance Company in Cologne. He had been with General Re since 1997. Before that he was Head of the Reinsurance Broking and Consulting department at Bloemers & Co. Herverzekering BV, working in the Dutch market. His reinsurance career began in 1987.

Massimo Reina, CEO of Continental Europe & MENA, Guy Carpenter, also said; “The Benelux region is becoming an ever more important territory for Guy Carpenter, as we continue to build on our success in the region in recent years. Central to this is our ongoing commitment to attracting the highest caliber of industry talent to our ranks, and today’s appointment demonstrates that commitment. Our local presence, coupled with our ability to bring the expansive capabilities of Guy Carpenter’s global operations to our clients in the region, provides the perfect platform from which to further bolster our position.”

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