Global insurance and reinsurance broker, Willis Towers Watson, has appointed Elke Vagenende Head of its Western Europe region for FINEX, a division that focuses on financial, executive and professional risks.
Vagenende, who brings over 20 years’ industry experience to the London-based role, previously served as Head of Market Management, UK, with Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty.
In her new role, Vagenende will work closely with global FINEX specialists and risk advisers in the individual countries across Western Europe to develop opportunities and growth in line with the Global FINEX strategy.
“I am delighted to have someone with Elke’s expertise and experience join our global line of business in this important regional role,” said Jeremy Wall, Head of Global FINEX, Willis Towers Watson.
“Her knowledge of local and international jurisdictions, together with her diverse experience, will help bring a client-centric approach to FINEX Western Europe.”
Alberto Gallego, Head of Corporate Risk and Broking, Western Europe, and Head of Iberia, said, “Elke has a superb reputation in the European insurance sector and a wealth of experience from a range of roles across underwriting, product development, and risk management.”
“I am thrilled to have Elke on board to help us drive growth around our innovative FINEX solutions across a large and strategically important region.”