January 19th, 2011

Guy Carpenter Establishes New Facultative Team in Iberia

Posted at 6:26 PM ET

Guy Carpenter & Company announced the formation of a new dedicated facultative team in Iberia. Alejandro Ramirez, Senior Vice President, Artur Castany, Senior Vice President, and Antoni Galí, Assistant Vice President, have joined Guy Carpenter as members of the new Iberian team, which also includes Marta Mateos, Vice President.

Based in Madrid and Barcelona, the facultative team will be headed by Mr. Ramirez who will report to Artur Reñé, CEO of Guy Carpenter Iberia. The new group will focus on expanding Guy Carpenter’s facultative business in the region while serving existing clients.

Mr. Ramirez is an actuary with more than 15 years of experience in the reinsurance industry. He joins Guy Carpenter from Brex Re and previously worked at Guy Carpenter Iberia in the Treaty department. Mr. Castany brings over 22 years of underwriting and insurance experience to the team and was most recently Technical Manager at Brex Re. Mr. Galí is an industrial engineer with two years of reinsurance broking experience. Ms. Mateos has more than 17 years of reinsurance underwriting and broking experience and has been with Guy Carpenter for seven years.

Nick Frankland, CEO- EMEA Operations, Guy Carpenter & Company Ltd., stated “We are delighted to announce the formation of such an experienced group to drive our facultative operations in Iberia. Alejandro and his team represent a major investment in the region and demonstrate our continued ability to attract key talent in all areas of business.”

Massimo Reina, Head of GCFac International, Guy Carpenter & Company Ltd., added “This is an important development for GCFac as it not only represents a significant strengthening of our capabilities in Iberia, but is also the first stage in our push to establish a Continental facultative platform.”

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