May 31st, 2017

Guy Carpenter Appoints Hans van Oort as Managing Director of Benelux Operations

Posted at 11:00 PM ET

Guy Carpenter & Company today announced the appointment of Hans van Oort as Managing Director, Guy Carpenter Benelux, effective December 1, to further strengthen the regional team.

Mr. van Oort will be responsible for continuing to enhance Guy Carpenter’s presence in the region, where the firm has already established a leading market presence. Based in Brussels, and working closely with Guy Carpenter’s offices in Rotterdam and London, he will report to Roelant de Haas, CEO, Benelux.

During his 30-year reinsurance career, Mr. van Oort has held a number of senior managerial positions. Most recently, he was Chief Account Executive, Marketing Manager Business Unit ‘Europe‘, at General Reinsurance Company in Cologne, having joined the company in 1997. Prior to this, he was Head of the Reinsurance Broking and Consulting department at Bloemers & Co. Herverzekering BV, responsible for the Dutch market. He began his reinsurance career in 1987.

Commenting on the appointment, Mr. de Haas said: “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.”

Massimo Reina, CEO of Continental Europe & MENA, Guy Carpenter, added: “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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