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Employee Benefits Risk Management 2020 – the importance of collaboration

November 18 - November 19

Virtual Conference, Virtual

Event Details

Start Date:
November 18
End Date:
November 19
					

As the pandemic continues to roll on, employers have been challenged with new ways of working. For many the question remains: what will happen next? And how will that impact the organisation.

Come what may, there is unlikely to be a return to the “old days” of pre-Covid and companies will be looking to reshape their organisations. Key to their success will be the ability to be flexible and agile. For many this will include a look at their employee benefits and reworking their offerings.

However, other issues have not disappeared – the ‘battle for talent’ continues to increase and multinational companies are waking up to the fact that employee benefits need to be procured, organised and managed in a more consistent and cost-efficient manner than in the past.

It is increasingly clear that most benefits can be organised in one seamless and centrally managed global insurance programme that ensures that all benefits are procured and managed in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible.

The key to making this work is effective collaboration between HR, risk and insurance management and other departments such as legal and compliance. It is also about understanding and the sharing of knowledge.

For this reason, Commercial Risk, supported by a number of European risk management associations as well as the International Employee Benefits Association [IEBA] will bring together a group of experts to discuss why it makes sense to procure and manage employee benefits within a centrally managed global insurance programme and how HR and risk and insurance management teams could and should work together.

This virtual conference held over two days is designed to provide attendees with education focussed sessions and practical workshops enabling them to gain a better understanding of the importance of collaboration to ensure high quality of service delivery and, of course, achieve significant cost-savings.

 

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Day 1

09:30
Welcome address
Liz Booth Liz Booth Senior Editor Commercial Risk
09:40
Keynote Address: COVID-19: The new risk landscape
Our world has taken a seismic shift in terms of daily life. We have fast forwarded by 10 years in how we operate in business almost overnight and with the expected impact on the global economy to be felt for many years to come. People in work life have had to change patterns of working and adjust to a new rhythm, how is this panning out in corporate life and what do businesses need to be considering in order to manage the associated new risks in human terms.

What has the response been from business, what has been highlighted and what need to happen next?

How have companies responded to these extraordinary circumstances brought about by Covid-19 and the lockdowns to maintain business continuity?

What have we learnt about the risks to business associated with mass homeworking and people not used to working from home on a sustained basis?

Why do we need to take on board and share these learnings and how can we use the experience to build sustainable resilience and why is collaboration important?

How important is it for leaders to be aware of different home working situations and condition and the risk to the wellbeing of their teams and employees

A more agile and flexible approach to work life has an impact on leadership - how are corporates going to minimise associate business risk and come out on top?
Barbara Schonhofer MBE Barbara Schonhofer MBE Founder and Chair Insurance Supper Club Barbara is an independent free thinker and passionate about her purpose to support change in the insurance industry. Barbara spotted the need, over a decade ago, to bring together women leaders in the London market, later branching out to create an international community of women in insurance and more recently opening a network to aspiring female leaders. Today her focus is growing ISC Group as a professional, personal and business development community for all women in insurance globally, encouraging peer to peer business networking, mentoring and coaching by city, country and cross border and then bringing these different peer groups together to close the seniority gap. More recently, in the wake of the global pandemic ISC Group has formed five working groups providing support and advice for broader societal issues. Barbara is a Freeman of the City of London and a member of the Worshipful Company of Insurers, she sat on the main and steering committees of the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) Insuring Women’s Futures (IWF) programme leading Careers In Risk, one of the three pillars of the programme. She is also a board member of Insurance United Against Dementia (IUAD) fund raising for the Alzheimer Society. Together with others Barbara was instrumental in the recent establishment of GAIN (Group of Autism, Insurance and Neurodiversity) an insurance industry wide committee focussing on workplace inclusion of adults on the autism spectrum and those with learning differences. Barbara won the Women of Excellence 2014 Entrepreneur Award (Europe & Asia) from the National Association For Female Executive (NAFE) USA and in 2017 Barbara was honoured by her Majesty the Queen with an MBE for service to women in business.
10:05
Presentation: Talent driven companies. Why people matter
The UK Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) recently carried out an analysis of FTSE 100 company risk frameworks. It concluded that risk management needs to increase its focus on people risks overall, and that reporting should focus on both opportunities and risks. The CIPD also found that organisations do not have adequate risk metrics and actionable risk data on people risk.

This keynote address will explain the importance for firms to adopt a talent driven approach and the requirement for HR roles to be elevated within the corporate chain in order to manage talent. It will also explore the need for adequate risk management with a People Risk Reporting Framework.
Peter Cheese Peter Cheese Chief Executive CIPD Peter is the CIPD’s chief executive. He writes and speaks widely on the development of HR, the future of work, and the key issues of leadership, culture and organisation, people and skills. Peter is a Fellow of the CIPD, a Fellow of AHRI (the Australian HR Institute) and the Academy of Social Sciences. He’s also a Companion of the Institute of Leadership and Management, the Chartered Management Institute, and the British Academy of Management. He is a visiting Professor at the University of Lancaster and sits on the Advisory Board for the University of Bath Management School. He holds honorary doctorates from Bath University, Kingston University and Birmingham City University. Prior to joining the CIPD in July 2012, he was Chairman of the Institute of Leadership and Management and a member of the Council of City&Guilds. Up until 2009 he had a long career at Accenture holding various leadership positions and culminating in a seven year spell as Global Managing Director, leading the firm’s human capital and organisation consulting practice.
Alex Bennett Alex Bennett Vice President, Intelligent Workplace NTT As a digital workplace expert and thought leader, Alex engages regularly with clients and analysts to communicate how technology empowers individuals and teams to give organisations a competitive advantage. He contributes to industry blogs and webinars, and attends partner advisory councils for global leaders such as Microsoft and Cisco. Alex has a passion for the use of digital technologies in smart buildings and how they can seamlessly integrate with modern collaboration tools to attract and retain skills and human capital, improve the employee experience and increase business value.
10:35
Networking
11:00
Presentation & Panel Debate: Human resource & risk management. The importance of collaboration
In a highly competitive global employment market, talent retention and recruitment is a growing challenge, placing greater pressure on employee benefit packages. They must be robust if they are to stand a chance of attracting and retaining talent. But providing a comprehensive global benefits package comes with many risks and a huge price tag – an area where insurers can help. HR managers are also beginning to work more closely with their risk management colleagues to find effective ways in which they can facilitate the financing of such important group benefits, as a lot of the answers can be found in the insurance market. This session will explore the rise of collaboration between HR executives and their risk management colleagues and the role insurers can play in enabling Employee Benefits financing strategies that deliver the best deal possible for both employees and employers alike.
Jackie Hyde Managing Director Stanmore Insurance
Hannah Strawbridge Hannah Strawbridge Founder and CEO Han Law I set up Han Law to improve working lives and inspire positive change. We provide modern, client-centric, employment-law solutions to both employers and employees. Employers: We will help you unlock the value of your people. We firmly believe that having the right people strategy and tactics in place will benefit your organisation economically. Our work supports your people all the way through their career journey with you. We advise on all points from covenants and on-boarding, policies and matters related to performance, through to exit and beyond.
Gilles Finkestein Gilles Finkestein Director - Customer and Distribution Management, Europe, Corporate Life & Pensions Zurich Global Employee Benefits Solutions Gilles leads the Distribution and Customer Relationship Management team for ZGEBS in continental Europe. In his role he makes sure that large European corporate customers get access to the best financing vehicles and services to efficiently manage their Employee Benefits worldwide. He has 20 years of experience in business development across Europe and fourteen years in the international employee benefits industry. Prior to joining Zurich Global Employee Benefits Solutions in 2015, he worked for Swiss Life where he was in charge of managing and enlarging an Employee Benefits portfolio for multinational corporations based in various European countries.
Matthias Helmbold Matthias Helmbold Head of Technical & Services MAXIS GBN Matthias Helmbold leads the Technical & Services division which includes reinsurance, client reporting and underwriting functions. Matthias has more than 14 years of experience in employee benefits. Prior to his role with MAXIS GBN, he held both consulting as well as corporate roles, his most recent position being Director International Benefits with The Coca-Cola Company. Matthias studied at Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA; he holds a PhD degree in Mathematics and is a qualified actuary with the German Actuary Association (DAV).
11:40
Case Study: Putting collaboration into practice
This session will involve the HR and risk management teams of Nestlé and Richemont and will explore the changing relationships between risk and HR.

What was the role of the HR team and the risk management teams?

How are HR and risk management departments working together to manage employee benefits?

What opportunities can this offer and how is the process best managed?

What challenges have we seen for HR executives and for risk management executives?

Who needs to lead the process and hold ultimate responsibility?

What lessons did they learn along the way/what would they do differently?
Pascal Prévost Pascal Prévost Manager of Corporate Insured Employee Benefits - Group Risk Services – F&C Societé des Produits Nestlé Since spring 2019, Pascal has been Manager of Corporate Insured Employee Benefits, a new position created in Nestlé head office to coordinate the work of the Finance, HR and Procurement functions to optomise insured employee benefits (mainly medical, life, disability, accident and international business travel). Previously he spent 13 years as deputy of the Head of Group Risk Services and General Manager of Intercona Re, the Nestlé Group Reinsurance company where he contributed to diversify its portfolio by reinsuring life, disability and expatriates medical benefits of over 200,000 employees and families. He also gained experience by working with various brokers and consultants in Paris, London and New York and by spending six years as Director of Risk Management at Eurodisney. He holds a masters in Law and advanced degrees in Insurance Law from Aix en Provence University and several professional qualifications (ARM, ACII, Rimap). He played the role of coach with the Swiss Insurance Institute.
Lionel Guirado Lionel Guirado Group Benefits Director Richemont International Lionel joined Richemont in 2010; he is based in Geneva in the company headquarters and occupies the position of Group Benefits Director. As part of his responsibilities, Lionel is involved in the management of Richemont Employee Benefits captive, which was set up in 2011.
Gilles Finkestein Gilles Finkestein Director - Customer and Distribution Management, Europe, Corporate Life & Pensions Zurich Global Employee Benefits Solutions Gilles leads the Distribution and Customer Relationship Management team for ZGEBS in continental Europe. In his role he makes sure that large European corporate customers get access to the best financing vehicles and services to efficiently manage their Employee Benefits worldwide. He has 20 years of experience in business development across Europe and fourteen years in the international employee benefits industry. Prior to joining Zurich Global Employee Benefits Solutions in 2015, he worked for Swiss Life where he was in charge of managing and enlarging an Employee Benefits portfolio for multinational corporations based in various European countries.
12:15
Networking and IEBA video
During the lunchtime slot, the International Employee Benefits Association explain what they do and the value of education in terms of developing employee benefits packages and delivering the best outcomes for corporates and employees alike
14:00
Presentation & Panel Debate: How can Global Insurance Programmes enhance employee benefit management
This session looks at the important role and benefit a global insurance programme can have on the financial structuring of employee benefits.

How can HR managers work with risk and insurance managers to achieve the best risk financing result for the company and for employees?
Why could and should employee benefits be included within the global insurance programme?
What is a global programme, how do they work and why does adding employee benefits risks makes sense?
Why do companies use global programmes to centrally purchase and manage their property and casualty risks rather than allowing local managers to buy coverage locally?
What risks are typically included within global programmes and which are typically excluded and why?
How are global programmes typically structured to achieve maximum coverage at minimum cost?
Frederik Van Den Eede Frederik Van Den Eede Head of Client Services Generali Employee Benefits Network Frederik has been working for Generali Employee Benefits Network for over five years now. He started in Brussels in the sales department, where after a little over a year he became area manager with the responsibility for the BeNeLux area. Thanks to his performance and strategy-driven approach, he was offered to move into the role of business development manager, where he worked on developing the tools and strategy to better serve mid-sized corporations. The implementation of this sizeable project brought him to be appointed as supervisor of the commercial developments in France & BeNeLux areas. His combined experience in both commercial and operational backgrounds led his promotion as Head of Client Services, where today – amongst other key projects – he is responsible for the implementations of all client data and reporting.
Thomas Lienert Thomas Lienert Regional Director, NORCEE MAXIS GBN Thomas Lienert is the MAXIS Regional Director for the NORCEE (Northern, Central, Eastern Europe) region and manages some of the key accounts and intermediaries in that region. He joined MAXIS GBN in 2011 and has extensive experience in International Employee Benefits. From 2008 until joining MAXIS, Thomas was Head of Sales for Swiss Life Corporate Solutions. From 2001 through 2008 he was Marketing & Sales Director of Eurapco (AIG Global Benefits Network). Before moving to Eurapco he was European partner of Mercer based in Geneva and Zurich with responsibility for their Business development and Client Management practice in Switzerland. From 1988 to 2000 Thomas worked for Winterthur International in different roles, including as Deputy Director of the Americas Region based in New York.
Moritz Löschner Moritz Löschner Customer & Distribution Manager, Corporate Life & Pensions Zurich Global Employee Benefits Solutions, Moritz leads the Customer Relationship Management team for Zurich Global Employee Benefits Solutions (ZGEBS) in continental Europe and is based in Zurich, Switzerland. Before joining the global Employee Benefits world, he worked as an underwriter for international insurance programmes in the Non-life/ Property & Casualty business. Moritz has extensive experience in international insurance programmes from both core segments of insurance: Life insurance (Employee Benefits) as well as Non-life / Property & Casualty insurance. His technical background as an underwriter for international insurance programmes combined with his customer focused market experience as Customer Relationship Manager allow a holistic view on comparing International Programmes / Global Underwriting Programmes from both “worlds” of insurance.
Adri van der Waart Adri van der Waart Director Global Insurance Arcadis and President, NARIM Adri van der Waart started his career at Arcadis in 1980 where he specialised in Forestry and Forestry insurance. In 1998 he joined the Arcadis Insurance Management team as insurance manager for the Netherlands and related Dutch activities. From 2005 the scope has enlarged to Europe. Since 2010 he has been Director Global Insurance for Arcadis. Arcadis is the leading global Design & Consultancy firm for natural and built assets. Arcadis has 27,000 people active in over 70 countries that generate €3.4 billion in revenues. Arcadis supports UN-Habitat with knowledge and expertise to improve the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world. www.arcadis.com Adri is responsible for the total scope of insurance solutions, globally, related to the operational risks in terms of Professional & General Liability, D&O, Fraud, Cybercrime, Construction and Remediation, Travel & Personal safety for those who are traveling and/or working abroad for Arcadis. Adri has been board member of NARIM since 2012, and from 2018 also president of NARIM.
15:00
Workshop 1 - Employee Benefits and People Risks are the two sides of ONE coin
A practical approach to employee benefits. How can risk and HR managers grow their role through employee benefits? How human resource managers can cooperate with risk managers to use employee benefits with dashboards and health and wellbeing tools to manage people risks?
Andrew Bradley Andrew Bradley Former Head of Group Risk Services Nestlé Andrew Bradley is recently retired as Head of Group Risk Services for Nestlé and as CEO of Intercona Re, the Group’s reinsurance captive. Prior to joining Nestlé, Andrew began his career in the insurance industry in the UK working for both a national insurer and an international broker. In 1979 he joined the Insurance Department of the Nestlé Group in Vevey, becoming the Head of Group Risk Services in 2001. In this role he implemented global insurance programmes for the Group and expanded the reinsurance captive from a premium volume of CHF 20 mio to CHF 150 mio per annum, including Employee Benefits and for a time a pet insurance programme for the USA. Intercona Re was presented with the Award of Excellence in Captive Management from the World Captive Forum in 2015 More recently, in recognising the need for efficiency in risk financing, an innovative digitalisation project was instigated. A proponent of reducing risk by loss prevention on all lines of business Andrew and his team implemented programmes not only in Property, BI, Transport and Auto but also in Employee Benefits. AON presented Nestlé with its Innovation Award in 2014 for the road safety programme that was implemented and funded by the captive. He was a member of both the Industry Insurance Panel and M200 as well as Chair of the Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP) hosted by the IFRC in Geneva. A regular speaker at FERMA, SIRM, Insurance for Safer Roads and other industry events. In 2018 Andrew was presented with a Life Time Achievement Award by FERMA.
Christian Keller Christian Keller Head of Marketing & Customer Experience Generali Employee Benefits Network Christian joined Generali Employee Benefits Network as Regional Manager for Central Europe in Frankfurt, in October 2017. His dynamic, creative and result-driven personality brought him to be consequently promoted as Head of Marketing and Customer Experience at a global level. Together with his team centrally based in Luxembourg, he delivers worldwide forward-thinking strategies and customised solutions to address the needs of institutional multinational clients, brokers and consultants. He promotes and focuses on building lifetime partnerships in a B2B driven-approach by fostering innovation, collaboration and creativity across the global GEB organisation and all the network partners affiliated. Previous to GEB, he used to work for Allianz in various Sales and Client facing roles. Today is he also the Chair of the IEBA (International Employee Benefits Association) for the Germany Committee.
15:00
Workshop 2 - Rebuilding the business case for chronic disease management in light of lessons learned from COVID-19
Chronic diseases like hypertension, obesity, diabetes, asthma, arthritis, cardiovascular diseases etc have accounted for a large proportion of healthcare spend contributing to increased premiums year over year. COVID-19 has presented a double threat for these individuals. Not only have we seen that they are at greater risk of severe complications and death due to COVID-19, but the crisis has created unintended health harm as these individuals forgo usual care which is necessary to prevent these diseases progressing. Continuing care for these vulnerable groups of people is now more important than ever before. This session looks at what employers can do to offer support and continuity of care to their most vulnerable employee groups – those with chronic diseases.
Dr Neil Gordon Dr Neil Gordon CEO INTERVENT International Dr Neil Gordon is the CEO and medical director of INTERVENT International, a global population health management company. Dr Gordon obtained his MD and a PhD in exercise physiology in Johannesburg, South Africa. He relocated to the United States in 1987 and obtained a master's degree in public health from the University of California, Los Angeles. In 1997, Dr Gordon founded the INTERVENT lifestyle management and chronic disease risk reduction programmes which have now been used by over two million participants. He has authored over 120 published scientific manuscripts, eight books and numerous scientific abstracts in the area of preventive medicine and chronic disease management. Dr Gordon has a current faculty appointment as Visiting Professor, School of Therapeutic Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Dr Leena Johns Dr Leena Johns Head of Health & Wellness MAXIS GBN Dr Leena Johns joined MAXIS in 2014 and heads the Health & Wellness team. She works with multinational clients and MAXIS network members on claims data analytics and global wellness solutions. The team identifies cost drivers and metrics that affect healthcare utilisation and recommends solutions via changes to policy terms and conditions and wellness activities. She is responsible for developing and promoting MAXIS Global Wellness solution – a curated marketplace of wellness solutions that can be deployed globally. In addition, Dr Leena authors white papers on health and wellness issues. Dr Leena spent her earlier career as an ER physician working in the Middle East, Asia and the US and has extensive experience working with global medical claims data.

Day 2

09:00
Opening remarks
Liz Booth Liz Booth Senior Editor Commercial Risk
09:05
Presentation & Panel Discussion: Global Benefits Governance & Operations
Multinational companies are routinely faced with many business risks, beyond market volatility which is out of their control, such as volatility of demand, competitive pressures, litigation, workforce unrest, and reputational risks.

How effectively companies manage their risks often separates successful companies from those that fail. Therefore, corporate governance is viewed as increasingly critical to a company’s long-term success.

Annual costs of benefit programmes and legacy liabilities often make up a significant portion so it is surprising that boards and senior management of multinationals are concerned about the increasing costs and risks of their global benefit programmes.

The impact of economic downturns in recent years on pension liabilities, rising costs of healthcare and government legislation have driven many companies to consider transferring benefits related risks to third parties and/or to employees.

What is good governance and how should it be managed and measured?

What key challenges are companies facing in managing their global benefit programmes? Are the relevant processes in place? Is the relevant information and benefits data available? What are the execution challenges?
Damian Ross Regional Manager, UK, Ireland and Nordics Generali Employee Benefits Network
Kelvin Wu Kelvin Wu Group Assistant General Manager, Risk Management & Insurance International SOS & Treasurer, PARIMA An economics and finance student by training, Kelvin stumbled into the world of risk management and insurance 11 years ago. He has since been active on both the buy and sell side of the corporate insurance and risk management world, experiencing firsthand the value, relevance and yet under-appreciation of good corporate risk management. In a prior role as a risk consultant, Kelvin advised private and public sector clients across a range of industries, with strong expertise in ERM, business continuity, captives and risk-insurance gap analysis. Kelvin is currently the group risk manager of International SOS, where he manages the global insurance portfolio which includes both property & casualty and employee benefits, and encompasses the company’s global operations in more than 90 countries. Kelvin set up the first ever employee benefits captive program in Asia for Intl.SOS, and leads various risk management initiatives within the company. In his desire to elevate the expertise and profile of risk managers, Kelvin co-founded the Pan-Asia Risk Management & Insurance Association (PARIMA) in 2014, a non-profit professional association dedicated to driving the development of this profession and discipline. He currently serves as board member, Treasurer and member of the EXCO at PARIMA. A frequent speaker at risk conferences worldwide, Kelvin leverages on his global network of risk manager peers and risk & insurance industry leaders to share best practices.
Imogen Finnegan Imogen Finnegan Senior Consultant Bellevue Law Imogen specialises in employment law at Bellevue Law. She trained at a leading international law firm before leaving to become a consultant solicitor on employment issues. Imogen advises both employers and employees on contentious and non-contentious matters. She advises clients across a range of sectors on all aspects of the employment relationship, from recruitment to managing exits.
10:00
Case study: Creating Holistic Captive Structures
What are the advantages of combining employee benefits and non-life business to create a holistic captive structure? How can cross-class captive structures use the aggregation of non-correlated portfolios to increase the efficiency of collateral and reduce reinsurance premiums? What does it take to implement a holistic captive approach and how can the captive be used to bring tangible value to human resources and employees?
Chris Mason Chris Mason Multi Line Deal Manager - Customer Distribution and Management Zurich Commercial Insurance UK Chris has been with Zurich since 2000 and within that time has held various positions. Within these roles he has: Designed, coordinated and negotiatied multi-line and cross-class programmes at renewal, mid-term and new business stages. Worked closely with existing customers, senior broker partners and internal Zurich teams to develop relationships and identify insurance and fee generating opportunities Developed/managed a pipeline of “new/new” and cross sell business. Coordinated and negotiated the various lines of business that is written for customers ensuring that the right result is provided from Zurich at all times and a consistent approach is delivered Worked closely with the account manager and global relationship leader to ensure that the customer’s insurance programme is implemented proactively and the overall relationship strategy is communicated throughout Zurich globally.
Dale Fleet Dale Fleet Senior Captive Renewals Underwriter, Corporate Life & Pensions Zurich Global Employee Benefits Solutions Dale Fleet, is based in Zurich, has over 35 years of experience working in the Employee Benefits industry and will be responsible for pricing, underwriting and reinsurance of the local schemes. Dale specialises in the area of financing solutions for employee benefits using captive vehicles and has both a local and international background gained from roles in the underwriting, product development, retirement and asset management areas. Dale graduated from City University London with a Master of Science Degree in Insurance and Risk Management and is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute.
10:50
Closing Remarks
Liz Booth Liz Booth Senior Editor Commercial Risk

Speaker information will be announced at a later date.

Damian Ross Regional Manager, UK, Ireland and Nordics Generali Employee Benefits Network
Kelvin Wu Kelvin Wu Group Assistant General Manager, Risk Management & Insurance International SOS & Treasurer, PARIMA An economics and finance student by training, Kelvin stumbled into the world of risk management and insurance 11 years ago. He has since been active on both the buy and sell side of the corporate insurance and risk management world, experiencing firsthand the value, relevance and yet under-appreciation of good corporate risk management. In a prior role as a risk consultant, Kelvin advised private and public sector clients across a range of industries, with strong expertise in ERM, business continuity, captives and risk-insurance gap analysis. Kelvin is currently the group risk manager of International SOS, where he manages the global insurance portfolio which includes both property & casualty and employee benefits, and encompasses the company’s global operations in more than 90 countries. Kelvin set up the first ever employee benefits captive program in Asia for Intl.SOS, and leads various risk management initiatives within the company. In his desire to elevate the expertise and profile of risk managers, Kelvin co-founded the Pan-Asia Risk Management & Insurance Association (PARIMA) in 2014, a non-profit professional association dedicated to driving the development of this profession and discipline. He currently serves as board member, Treasurer and member of the EXCO at PARIMA. A frequent speaker at risk conferences worldwide, Kelvin leverages on his global network of risk manager peers and risk & insurance industry leaders to share best practices.
Imogen Finnegan Imogen Finnegan Senior Consultant Bellevue Law Imogen specialises in employment law at Bellevue Law. She trained at a leading international law firm before leaving to become a consultant solicitor on employment issues. Imogen advises both employers and employees on contentious and non-contentious matters. She advises clients across a range of sectors on all aspects of the employment relationship, from recruitment to managing exits.
Jackie Hyde Managing Director Stanmore Insurance
Hannah Strawbridge Hannah Strawbridge Founder and CEO Han Law I set up Han Law to improve working lives and inspire positive change. We provide modern, client-centric, employment-law solutions to both employers and employees. Employers: We will help you unlock the value of your people. We firmly believe that having the right people strategy and tactics in place will benefit your organisation economically. Our work supports your people all the way through their career journey with you. We advise on all points from covenants and on-boarding, policies and matters related to performance, through to exit and beyond.
Peter Cheese Peter Cheese Chief Executive CIPD Peter is the CIPD’s chief executive. He writes and speaks widely on the development of HR, the future of work, and the key issues of leadership, culture and organisation, people and skills. Peter is a Fellow of the CIPD, a Fellow of AHRI (the Australian HR Institute) and the Academy of Social Sciences. He’s also a Companion of the Institute of Leadership and Management, the Chartered Management Institute, and the British Academy of Management. He is a visiting Professor at the University of Lancaster and sits on the Advisory Board for the University of Bath Management School. He holds honorary doctorates from Bath University, Kingston University and Birmingham City University. Prior to joining the CIPD in July 2012, he was Chairman of the Institute of Leadership and Management and a member of the Council of City&Guilds. Up until 2009 he had a long career at Accenture holding various leadership positions and culminating in a seven year spell as Global Managing Director, leading the firm’s human capital and organisation consulting practice.
Andrew Bradley Andrew Bradley Former Head of Group Risk Services Nestlé Andrew Bradley is recently retired as Head of Group Risk Services for Nestlé and as CEO of Intercona Re, the Group’s reinsurance captive. Prior to joining Nestlé, Andrew began his career in the insurance industry in the UK working for both a national insurer and an international broker. In 1979 he joined the Insurance Department of the Nestlé Group in Vevey, becoming the Head of Group Risk Services in 2001. In this role he implemented global insurance programmes for the Group and expanded the reinsurance captive from a premium volume of CHF 20 mio to CHF 150 mio per annum, including Employee Benefits and for a time a pet insurance programme for the USA. Intercona Re was presented with the Award of Excellence in Captive Management from the World Captive Forum in 2015 More recently, in recognising the need for efficiency in risk financing, an innovative digitalisation project was instigated. A proponent of reducing risk by loss prevention on all lines of business Andrew and his team implemented programmes not only in Property, BI, Transport and Auto but also in Employee Benefits. AON presented Nestlé with its Innovation Award in 2014 for the road safety programme that was implemented and funded by the captive. He was a member of both the Industry Insurance Panel and M200 as well as Chair of the Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP) hosted by the IFRC in Geneva. A regular speaker at FERMA, SIRM, Insurance for Safer Roads and other industry events. In 2018 Andrew was presented with a Life Time Achievement Award by FERMA.
Dr Neil Gordon Dr Neil Gordon CEO INTERVENT International Dr Neil Gordon is the CEO and medical director of INTERVENT International, a global population health management company. Dr Gordon obtained his MD and a PhD in exercise physiology in Johannesburg, South Africa. He relocated to the United States in 1987 and obtained a master's degree in public health from the University of California, Los Angeles. In 1997, Dr Gordon founded the INTERVENT lifestyle management and chronic disease risk reduction programmes which have now been used by over two million participants. He has authored over 120 published scientific manuscripts, eight books and numerous scientific abstracts in the area of preventive medicine and chronic disease management. Dr Gordon has a current faculty appointment as Visiting Professor, School of Therapeutic Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Dr Leena Johns Dr Leena Johns Head of Health & Wellness MAXIS GBN Dr Leena Johns joined MAXIS in 2014 and heads the Health & Wellness team. She works with multinational clients and MAXIS network members on claims data analytics and global wellness solutions. The team identifies cost drivers and metrics that affect healthcare utilisation and recommends solutions via changes to policy terms and conditions and wellness activities. She is responsible for developing and promoting MAXIS Global Wellness solution – a curated marketplace of wellness solutions that can be deployed globally. In addition, Dr Leena authors white papers on health and wellness issues. Dr Leena spent her earlier career as an ER physician working in the Middle East, Asia and the US and has extensive experience working with global medical claims data.
Christian Keller Christian Keller Head of Marketing & Customer Experience Generali Employee Benefits Network Christian joined Generali Employee Benefits Network as Regional Manager for Central Europe in Frankfurt, in October 2017. His dynamic, creative and result-driven personality brought him to be consequently promoted as Head of Marketing and Customer Experience at a global level. Together with his team centrally based in Luxembourg, he delivers worldwide forward-thinking strategies and customised solutions to address the needs of institutional multinational clients, brokers and consultants. He promotes and focuses on building lifetime partnerships in a B2B driven-approach by fostering innovation, collaboration and creativity across the global GEB organisation and all the network partners affiliated. Previous to GEB, he used to work for Allianz in various Sales and Client facing roles. Today is he also the Chair of the IEBA (International Employee Benefits Association) for the Germany Committee.
Frederik Van Den Eede Frederik Van Den Eede Head of Client Services Generali Employee Benefits Network Frederik has been working for Generali Employee Benefits Network for over five years now. He started in Brussels in the sales department, where after a little over a year he became area manager with the responsibility for the BeNeLux area. Thanks to his performance and strategy-driven approach, he was offered to move into the role of business development manager, where he worked on developing the tools and strategy to better serve mid-sized corporations. The implementation of this sizeable project brought him to be appointed as supervisor of the commercial developments in France & BeNeLux areas. His combined experience in both commercial and operational backgrounds led his promotion as Head of Client Services, where today – amongst other key projects – he is responsible for the implementations of all client data and reporting.
Thomas Lienert Thomas Lienert Regional Director, NORCEE MAXIS GBN Thomas Lienert is the MAXIS Regional Director for the NORCEE (Northern, Central, Eastern Europe) region and manages some of the key accounts and intermediaries in that region. He joined MAXIS GBN in 2011 and has extensive experience in International Employee Benefits. From 2008 until joining MAXIS, Thomas was Head of Sales for Swiss Life Corporate Solutions. From 2001 through 2008 he was Marketing & Sales Director of Eurapco (AIG Global Benefits Network). Before moving to Eurapco he was European partner of Mercer based in Geneva and Zurich with responsibility for their Business development and Client Management practice in Switzerland. From 1988 to 2000 Thomas worked for Winterthur International in different roles, including as Deputy Director of the Americas Region based in New York.
Alex Bennett Alex Bennett Vice President, Intelligent Workplace NTT As a digital workplace expert and thought leader, Alex engages regularly with clients and analysts to communicate how technology empowers individuals and teams to give organisations a competitive advantage. He contributes to industry blogs and webinars, and attends partner advisory councils for global leaders such as Microsoft and Cisco. Alex has a passion for the use of digital technologies in smart buildings and how they can seamlessly integrate with modern collaboration tools to attract and retain skills and human capital, improve the employee experience and increase business value.
Chris Mason Chris Mason Multi Line Deal Manager - Customer Distribution and Management Zurich Commercial Insurance UK Chris has been with Zurich since 2000 and within that time has held various positions. Within these roles he has: Designed, coordinated and negotiatied multi-line and cross-class programmes at renewal, mid-term and new business stages. Worked closely with existing customers, senior broker partners and internal Zurich teams to develop relationships and identify insurance and fee generating opportunities Developed/managed a pipeline of “new/new” and cross sell business. Coordinated and negotiated the various lines of business that is written for customers ensuring that the right result is provided from Zurich at all times and a consistent approach is delivered Worked closely with the account manager and global relationship leader to ensure that the customer’s insurance programme is implemented proactively and the overall relationship strategy is communicated throughout Zurich globally.
Dale Fleet Dale Fleet Senior Captive Renewals Underwriter, Corporate Life & Pensions Zurich Global Employee Benefits Solutions Dale Fleet, is based in Zurich, has over 35 years of experience working in the Employee Benefits industry and will be responsible for pricing, underwriting and reinsurance of the local schemes. Dale specialises in the area of financing solutions for employee benefits using captive vehicles and has both a local and international background gained from roles in the underwriting, product development, retirement and asset management areas. Dale graduated from City University London with a Master of Science Degree in Insurance and Risk Management and is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute.
Moritz Löschner Moritz Löschner Customer & Distribution Manager, Corporate Life & Pensions Zurich Global Employee Benefits Solutions, Moritz leads the Customer Relationship Management team for Zurich Global Employee Benefits Solutions (ZGEBS) in continental Europe and is based in Zurich, Switzerland. Before joining the global Employee Benefits world, he worked as an underwriter for international insurance programmes in the Non-life/ Property & Casualty business. Moritz has extensive experience in international insurance programmes from both core segments of insurance: Life insurance (Employee Benefits) as well as Non-life / Property & Casualty insurance. His technical background as an underwriter for international insurance programmes combined with his customer focused market experience as Customer Relationship Manager allow a holistic view on comparing International Programmes / Global Underwriting Programmes from both “worlds” of insurance.
Pascal Prévost Pascal Prévost Manager of Corporate Insured Employee Benefits - Group Risk Services – F&C Societé des Produits Nestlé Since spring 2019, Pascal has been Manager of Corporate Insured Employee Benefits, a new position created in Nestlé head office to coordinate the work of the Finance, HR and Procurement functions to optomise insured employee benefits (mainly medical, life, disability, accident and international business travel). Previously he spent 13 years as deputy of the Head of Group Risk Services and General Manager of Intercona Re, the Nestlé Group Reinsurance company where he contributed to diversify its portfolio by reinsuring life, disability and expatriates medical benefits of over 200,000 employees and families. He also gained experience by working with various brokers and consultants in Paris, London and New York and by spending six years as Director of Risk Management at Eurodisney. He holds a masters in Law and advanced degrees in Insurance Law from Aix en Provence University and several professional qualifications (ARM, ACII, Rimap). He played the role of coach with the Swiss Insurance Institute.
Lionel Guirado Lionel Guirado Group Benefits Director Richemont International Lionel joined Richemont in 2010; he is based in Geneva in the company headquarters and occupies the position of Group Benefits Director. As part of his responsibilities, Lionel is involved in the management of Richemont Employee Benefits captive, which was set up in 2011.
Gilles Finkestein Gilles Finkestein Director - Customer and Distribution Management, Europe, Corporate Life & Pensions Zurich Global Employee Benefits Solutions Gilles leads the Distribution and Customer Relationship Management team for ZGEBS in continental Europe. In his role he makes sure that large European corporate customers get access to the best financing vehicles and services to efficiently manage their Employee Benefits worldwide. He has 20 years of experience in business development across Europe and fourteen years in the international employee benefits industry. Prior to joining Zurich Global Employee Benefits Solutions in 2015, he worked for Swiss Life where he was in charge of managing and enlarging an Employee Benefits portfolio for multinational corporations based in various European countries.
Barbara Schonhofer MBE Barbara Schonhofer MBE Founder and Chair Insurance Supper Club Barbara is an independent free thinker and passionate about her purpose to support change in the insurance industry. Barbara spotted the need, over a decade ago, to bring together women leaders in the London market, later branching out to create an international community of women in insurance and more recently opening a network to aspiring female leaders. Today her focus is growing ISC Group as a professional, personal and business development community for all women in insurance globally, encouraging peer to peer business networking, mentoring and coaching by city, country and cross border and then bringing these different peer groups together to close the seniority gap. More recently, in the wake of the global pandemic ISC Group has formed five working groups providing support and advice for broader societal issues. Barbara is a Freeman of the City of London and a member of the Worshipful Company of Insurers, she sat on the main and steering committees of the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) Insuring Women’s Futures (IWF) programme leading Careers In Risk, one of the three pillars of the programme. She is also a board member of Insurance United Against Dementia (IUAD) fund raising for the Alzheimer Society. Together with others Barbara was instrumental in the recent establishment of GAIN (Group of Autism, Insurance and Neurodiversity) an insurance industry wide committee focussing on workplace inclusion of adults on the autism spectrum and those with learning differences. Barbara won the Women of Excellence 2014 Entrepreneur Award (Europe & Asia) from the National Association For Female Executive (NAFE) USA and in 2017 Barbara was honoured by her Majesty the Queen with an MBE for service to women in business.
Liz Booth Liz Booth Senior Editor Commercial Risk
Matthias Helmbold Matthias Helmbold Head of Technical & Services MAXIS GBN Matthias Helmbold leads the Technical & Services division which includes reinsurance, client reporting and underwriting functions. Matthias has more than 14 years of experience in employee benefits. Prior to his role with MAXIS GBN, he held both consulting as well as corporate roles, his most recent position being Director International Benefits with The Coca-Cola Company. Matthias studied at Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA; he holds a PhD degree in Mathematics and is a qualified actuary with the German Actuary Association (DAV).
Adri van der Waart Adri van der Waart Director Global Insurance Arcadis and President, NARIM Adri van der Waart started his career at Arcadis in 1980 where he specialised in Forestry and Forestry insurance. In 1998 he joined the Arcadis Insurance Management team as insurance manager for the Netherlands and related Dutch activities. From 2005 the scope has enlarged to Europe. Since 2010 he has been Director Global Insurance for Arcadis. Arcadis is the leading global Design & Consultancy firm for natural and built assets. Arcadis has 27,000 people active in over 70 countries that generate €3.4 billion in revenues. Arcadis supports UN-Habitat with knowledge and expertise to improve the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world. www.arcadis.com Adri is responsible for the total scope of insurance solutions, globally, related to the operational risks in terms of Professional & General Liability, D&O, Fraud, Cybercrime, Construction and Remediation, Travel & Personal safety for those who are traveling and/or working abroad for Arcadis. Adri has been board member of NARIM since 2012, and from 2018 also president of NARIM.

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