Guy Carpenter announced the appointments of Christophe Gaudron as CEO, Guy Carpenter France, effective January 01, 2022, and Michel den Boer as Managing Director, Treaty Broking, Guy Carpenter Benelux, with immediate effect.
Mr. Gaudron will be responsible for overseeing the broking activities of Guy Carpenter across the French marketplace while capitalizing on the firm’s global capabilities to provide clients with enhanced risk transfer solutions. Based in Paris, he will report to Massimo Reina, CEO, Europe, Guy Carpenter.
Mr. Gaudron brings more than 20 years of reinsurance experience to the role and an extensive knowledge of the French market. He joined Guy Carpenter in 2010 and was appointed Deputy CEO of Guy Carpenter France in 2014. Prior to this, he held various managerial positions at Aon Benfield.
The announcement forms part of Guy Carpenter’s long-term succession plan for the region. Mr. Gaudron will replace Phillippe Renault, currently CEO, Guy Carpenter France, who will continue in his role as Chairman, Guy Carpenter Europe.
Mr. Reina said: “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. 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. I am grateful to Philippe for his hard work and for making Guy Carpenter the broker of choice in the French marketplace.”
The appointment of Mr. den Boer as Managing Director forms part of Guy Carpenter’s ongoing expansion strategy for the Benelux region. In his new role, he will be responsible for reinforcing the company’s market presence and amplifying its focus on providing market-leading risk transfer capabilities to its clients. Based in Rotterdam, he will work primarily within the Dutch market and will report to Patrick Schepens, CEO, Guy Carpenter Benelux.
Mr. den Boer brings an in-depth knowledge of the Dutch reinsurance market based on more than 30 years of experience. He 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.
Mr. Schepens said: “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. 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.”