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Global Programmes Europe 2020 – Gaining Maximum Benefit

September 29 @ 9:30 am - September 30 @ 3:30 pm

Virtual Conference, Virtual

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Start Date:
September 29 @ 9:30 am
End Date:
September 30 @ 3:30 pm
					

The certainty, consistency and cost savings offered by centrally managed global insurance programmes remain highly attractive to risk and insurance managers at multinational companies worldwide.

But regulatory, political and economic volatility and uncertainty mean that risk managers need to work more closely than ever with their partners to make sure they derive maximum benefit and ultimately achieve compliance.

This is the second year that we will be gathering an expert panel of industry specialists to look at the leading global programmes issues from the perspective of the European risk manager.

This event is a virtual conference.

Attendance is FREE for all delegates.

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Please note each session will run for 30-45 minutes and the session timing indicated allows for networking and breaks.

Day 1

08:00
Networking & Expo
09:30
Welcome address
Adrian Ladbury Adrian Ladbury Editorial Director Commercial Risk Europe
09:45
Climate change and sustainability
Butch Bacani explores the state of climate change and sustainability for the insurance sector and its customers, in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic and with the growing imperative for action. He will consider the impact on vulnerable communities and look at the growing protection gap and explain the need to protect the world’s biodiversity, including a look at how the insurance sector and its clients can play a vital role in that.
Butch Bacani Butch Bacani Programme Leader, Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative United Nations Environment Programme Butch Bacani leads UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative (PSI), the largest collaboration between the UN and the insurance industry. Endorsed by the UN Secretary-General and insurance industry CEOs, the PSI is a global framework and initiative for the industry to address sustainability issues—as risk managers, insurers and investors—and to build resilient, inclusive and sustainable communities and economies. Butch leads activities supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Paris Agreement on Climate Change, and the Financial Stability Board’s climate risk disclosure recommendations (TCFD). These include a global initiative to develop “Insurance Sustainable Development Goals”, the largest gathering of insurers to pilot the TCFD recommendations, and working with the California Insurance Commissioner to develop the world’s first sustainable insurance roadmap. He co-led the development of the first global sustainability guide for the insurance business, led the creation of the Insurance Industry Development Goals for Cities, forged the PSI’s partnership with the world’s inclusive insurance community, and co-led the creation of UNEP’s Sustainable Insurance Forum for supervisors and regulators. Butch is involved in the InsuResilience Global Partnership, Vulnerable 20 Group of Finance Ministers, California Climate Insurance Working Group, Insurance Development Forum, and Microinsurance Network. In 2020, he was included in InsuranceERM’s inaugural list of the most influential people leading and shaping the insurance industry’s response to climate change.
10:10
Keynote presentation: Climate Risk in Credit: Understanding the Financial Tipping Points
Six major trends in sustainable investing will accelerate in the coming years, as environmental concerns increasingly translate into meaningful financial impacts. Understanding where these risks are concentrated is critical from a credit perspective.
David McNeil David McNeil Associate Director, Sustainable Finance Fitch Ratings David McNeil is an associate director in the Sustainable Finance team at Fitch Ratings, responsible for producing cross-sector research on emerging ESG risks as these relate to credit impact. An environmental economist by background, David has previously supported corporates and financial institutions on measuring environmental impacts and dependencies at S&P Trucost, and conducted economic analysis of environmental policies for clients such as the European Commission and UK Government at ICF International”.
10:30
Risk manager panel: Is insurance the most relevant mitigation tool in a post Covid world?
Leading risk managers provide a buyer’s point of view on their concerns about insurance pricing; the scope of coverage; how claims are functioning and the available capacity going forward. Can the insurance market continue to deliver what is needed as it looks to increase prices and tighten its terms and conditions? As players withdraw their capacity from some classes, what can risk managers do next?
Liz Booth Liz Booth Editor Commercial Risk Africa
Franck Baron Franck Baron Group Deputy Director Risk Management and Insurance, Chairman of PARIMA International SOS
Adri van der Waart Adri van der Waart Corporate Insurance Manager Arcadis
Julia Graham Julia Graham Technical Director and Deputy CEO Airmic
11:00
Presentation: Where are insurance regulations headed on a global basis?
What will be the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the way that insurance is regulated on a national and international basis? Do risk managers with multinational corporations need to prepare themselves for a more protectionist environment and higher cost of risk transfer? Is the IAIS working with national regulators to deliver a more consistent regulatory playing field? Trade negotiations: moving away from the power of multinational organisations to bilateral agreements between countries.
Madeleine Morris Madeleine Morris Head of International Programs Legal & Tax Commercial Insurance Zurich Insurance Group Madeleine Morris started her professional career in 2004 as a research analyst for Goldman Sachs’ investment banking division in London. In 2006, she moved to Capital Economics to serve as a European macroeconomist. She relocated to Switzerland in 2009 joining Zurich as an underwriting service specialist within Financial Lines supporting Zurich’s international program business. In 2012 she joined Zurich’s International Programs Legal & Tax team, which monitors insurance regulations and tax laws in various cross-border contexts globally, and she has led the team since 2019. Madeleine holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Cape Town.
11:25
Panel discussion: Where are insurance regulations headed on a global basis?
Liz Booth Liz Booth Editor Commercial Risk Africa
Madeleine Morris Madeleine Morris Head of International Programs Legal & Tax Commercial Insurance Zurich Insurance Group Madeleine Morris started her professional career in 2004 as a research analyst for Goldman Sachs’ investment banking division in London. In 2006, she moved to Capital Economics to serve as a European macroeconomist. She relocated to Switzerland in 2009 joining Zurich as an underwriting service specialist within Financial Lines supporting Zurich’s international program business. In 2012 she joined Zurich’s International Programs Legal & Tax team, which monitors insurance regulations and tax laws in various cross-border contexts globally, and she has led the team since 2019. Madeleine holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Cape Town.
Franck Baron Franck Baron Group Deputy Director Risk Management and Insurance, Chairman of PARIMA International SOS
Julia Graham Julia Graham Technical Director and Deputy CEO Airmic
11:45
Networking break
12:00
Workshop/Case Study 1 - How to make sure your DIC/DIL actually works
Vladimir de Saint André Vladimir de Saint André Head of Legal, Iberia AXA XL Vladimir started his career as a lawyer holding a number of positions at Sykes and Le Mans Ré. He joined XL in 2003, and today is the Head of Legal for AXA XL Iberia. He graduated in Law from the Université de Poitiers and holds a Masters in Insurance from the Universidad Pontífica de Salamanca. Vladimir has a broad international experience and culture, having collaborated, managed and reported across multiple jurisdictions worldwide.
12:00
Workshop 2 – How to ensure that your claim is paid in full and where you want it to be paid
Urs Schmid Urs Schmid Global Head of International Program Claims and Global Head of Marine Claims Zurich Insurance Group Urs Schmid currently has a dual role at Zurich. He is the Global Head of International Program Claims, and acts as Global Head of Marine Claims at Zurich. He is based at the Corporate Centre in Switzerland and has been in these positions since early 2019 and 2015 respectively. In these functions he is part of the Zurich Group Claims team and provides support to claims handlers in all Zurich offices. Urs heads up a global network of International Program Claims as well as a separate group of Marine Claims experts within Zurich. He is a key contact point for customers and brokers in these areas. His diverse roles in the industry give broad insights into many of the challenges faced when handling complex claims.
12:00
Workshop 3 – Insurance Premium Tax worldwide – what next?
What impact will the COVID-19 crisis and economic fallout have upon Insurance Premium Tax worldwide? Is it likely to increase as governments seek to bolster revenues? What impact will the crisis have upon tax policy generally for multinational businesses? This workshop will look at new and innovative ways global risk is being insured as a response to the economic climate, and highlight any specific compliance consequences of these alternatives to traditional global insurance programmes. It is aiming to guide risk managers and all involved in global insurance programmes to ensure compliance.
Derek Bridgeman Derek Bridgeman Managing Director Strategic Risk Solutions Europe Derek joined SRS in May 2020 and practice leader for with the responsibility of developing and leading the European arm of the SRS Risk Consulting Practice by providing statistical loss and exposure analyses, feasibility studies, and financial analysis for captives and other alternative risk financing structures.
Joseph Finbow Joseph Finbow IPT Assurance Director - Captive Practice TMF Group Joseph is a chartered accountant who started his career with KPMG. He now has more than a decade’s experience in handling global insurance premium tax issues. His strong platform of knowledge and experience supporting captive insurers, P&I Clubs and other specialist insurers is complemented by his role researching and maintaining global insurance premium tax information.
Karen Jenner Karen Jenner IPT Business Development Director TMF Group Karen is ACII qualified and has more than 25 years of technical and client management experience in the insurance industry, ten of them specialising in IPT. Her work with insurers and brokers in the London market has given her wide experience of IPT compliance in global and unconventional insurance programmes.
12:45
Networking break
13:00
Ask the expert: Financial Interest Cover (FINC) clauses
Following a short video on Financial Interest Cover (FINC) clauses, regulatory and tax expert Praveen Sharma will be available live during the networking break to address the specific topic of Financial Interest Cover (FINC) clauses, which are currently being used by many global insurers. Find out what this means for multinational companies at this drop-in session.
Praveen Sharma Praveen Sharma Managing Director, Insurance Regulatory & Tax Consulting Practice Marsh
14:00
Case study: Transparency of wording and digital transformation
Marc Wekkeli Marc Wekkeli Senior Property Product Underwriting Expert Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Marc is currently leading Swiss Re Corporate Solutions' ONE Form Project. With his 20 years of international Underwriting Experience he is now responsible for building the ONE Form Framework, in order to provide Swiss Re Corporate Solution's Customers with a State of the Art Property Wording, a standardised Framework for International Lead Business and a highly efficient IT solution for automated Policy Issuance. A German National, Marc moved back to Munich in 2018 with his wife and two sons, after holding various Underwriting and Leadership positions in the US, Singapore and Sydney.
Ian Long Ian Long Digital Transformation Leader Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Ian Long is Digital Transformation Leader for International Programmes at Swiss Re Corporate Solutions. Leveraging his deep experience of finance and operations in commercial insurance Ian is responsible for the development and ongoing innovation in the capabilities supporting the International Programme portfolio as Swiss Re continues to build its offering for Insureds, Brokers and Carriers. Based in Zurich, Switzerland, Ian is British and worked for many years in the London Market before moving to Switzerland in 2013 with his wife and two sons.
14:20
Q&A:Transparency of wordings and digital transformation
Marc Wekkeli Marc Wekkeli Senior Property Product Underwriting Expert Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Marc is currently leading Swiss Re Corporate Solutions' ONE Form Project. With his 20 years of international Underwriting Experience he is now responsible for building the ONE Form Framework, in order to provide Swiss Re Corporate Solution's Customers with a State of the Art Property Wording, a standardised Framework for International Lead Business and a highly efficient IT solution for automated Policy Issuance. A German National, Marc moved back to Munich in 2018 with his wife and two sons, after holding various Underwriting and Leadership positions in the US, Singapore and Sydney.
Ian Long Ian Long Digital Transformation Leader Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Ian Long is Digital Transformation Leader for International Programmes at Swiss Re Corporate Solutions. Leveraging his deep experience of finance and operations in commercial insurance Ian is responsible for the development and ongoing innovation in the capabilities supporting the International Programme portfolio as Swiss Re continues to build its offering for Insureds, Brokers and Carriers. Based in Zurich, Switzerland, Ian is British and worked for many years in the London Market before moving to Switzerland in 2013 with his wife and two sons.
14:45
Networking break
15:00
Presentation - Programme management & control
A global programme offers centralised consistency, cost savings and clarity. But, given the inconsistency of national insurance regulations, how do you, as a risk manager, work out what to control and manage from the centre and what to leave up to your local managers to sort out? What are the core messages that you need to send to your local managers to make sure that your local coverage fits into the global programme?
Karen Gorman Karen Gorman Global Services & Solutions Leader, GB, Corporate Risks and Broking Willis Towers Watson
Stephen Morton Stephen Morton Head of Multinational AIG Stephen has over 20 years’ experience in the global insurance and reinsurance industry and has been with AIG since 2003. His AIG career started in the Bermuda office, followed by Paris, then London and he is now back in Paris again. In his current role, he is responsible for the design and service delivery of multinational insurance programmes, with or without a captive, for multinational businesses with headquarters in Europe (excluding UK). He is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute and a Chartered Insurer.
15:40
Panel discussion - Programme management & control
Karen Gorman Karen Gorman Global Services & Solutions Leader, GB, Corporate Risks and Broking Willis Towers Watson
Stephen Morton Stephen Morton Head of Multinational AIG Stephen has over 20 years’ experience in the global insurance and reinsurance industry and has been with AIG since 2003. His AIG career started in the Bermuda office, followed by Paris, then London and he is now back in Paris again. In his current role, he is responsible for the design and service delivery of multinational insurance programmes, with or without a captive, for multinational businesses with headquarters in Europe (excluding UK). He is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute and a Chartered Insurer.
15:55
Day 1 - Closing remarks
Adrian Ladbury Adrian Ladbury Editorial Director Commercial Risk Europe
16:10
After school clubs
Individual and group conversations coordinated by sponsors and exhibitors

Day 2

08:30
Networking
10:00
Opening remarks
Adrian Ladbury Adrian Ladbury Editorial Director Commercial Risk Europe
10:05
Presentation: The global economic picture
Ludovic Subran Ludovic Subran Chief Economist Allianz SE
10:30
Presentation – An analysis of two of the most challenging insurance markets worldwide
Region 1: US - with a view on China Region 2: Brazil Why are these markets so challenging? What is the legal and regulatory position that governs how you can or can’t retain and transfer risk from this country? How is this likely to change in future? What do you – as a risk manager – need to do to ensure that you secure the best possible terms and conditions and comply?
Tony McHarg Tony McHarg Head of Multinational, International AIG Tony has responsibility for leading all aspects of AIG’s Multinational Services Business across General Insurance – International. Tony also serves as Supervisor on AIG China’s Board of Directors and Director of AIG New Zealand. In previous roles with AIG, Tony has held various Australian, Australasian, Country CEO and APAC Regional management positions, through which he has successfully championed the development of a stronger customer service and sales culture within his areas of responsibility. Prior to joining AIG in 2003, Tony accrued almost 20 years of sales, service and management experience in a range of senior roles across business development, client relationship and general management as a broker working both in Australia and internationally with JLT, Sedgwick and Marsh.
Carla Carmona Carla Carmona Global Regulatory Intelligence Manager Axco Insurance Information Services Carla identifies and analyses global changes in insurance regulation, interpreting the effect of these changes to insurers, brokers and the buyer. Her team is responsible for the Regulatory Alerts service that publishes daily changes to 100 top insurance markets. Before joining Axco in February 2019, Carla specialised in insurance law at a firm in Lisbon. She worked at Generali in London where she was a Business Coordinator for Multinational Liability Insurance Programmes, supporting the international program business. She began her career at Allianz in Lisbon where she was a Senior Insurance Technician. Carla is a registered member of the Bar Association in Portugal and holds a first class law degree from the University of Lisbon as well as a BA in Political Science and International Relations from NOVA University also in Lisbon.
11:10
Panel discussion – An analysis of two of the most challenging insurance markets worldwide
Tony McHarg Tony McHarg Head of Multinational, International AIG Tony has responsibility for leading all aspects of AIG’s Multinational Services Business across General Insurance – International. Tony also serves as Supervisor on AIG China’s Board of Directors and Director of AIG New Zealand. In previous roles with AIG, Tony has held various Australian, Australasian, Country CEO and APAC Regional management positions, through which he has successfully championed the development of a stronger customer service and sales culture within his areas of responsibility. Prior to joining AIG in 2003, Tony accrued almost 20 years of sales, service and management experience in a range of senior roles across business development, client relationship and general management as a broker working both in Australia and internationally with JLT, Sedgwick and Marsh.
Carla Carmona Carla Carmona Global Regulatory Intelligence Manager Axco Insurance Information Services Carla identifies and analyses global changes in insurance regulation, interpreting the effect of these changes to insurers, brokers and the buyer. Her team is responsible for the Regulatory Alerts service that publishes daily changes to 100 top insurance markets. Before joining Axco in February 2019, Carla specialised in insurance law at a firm in Lisbon. She worked at Generali in London where she was a Business Coordinator for Multinational Liability Insurance Programmes, supporting the international program business. She began her career at Allianz in Lisbon where she was a Senior Insurance Technician. Carla is a registered member of the Bar Association in Portugal and holds a first class law degree from the University of Lisbon as well as a BA in Political Science and International Relations from NOVA University also in Lisbon.
Ludovic Subran Ludovic Subran Chief Economist Allianz SE
11:30
Networking break
12:05
Workshop 1 – Innovating insurance through the power of API-led connectivity
Michel Siegenthaler Michel Siegenthaler Regional Insurance Manager Asia/Oceania Nestlé Michel Siegenthaler has been with the Nestlé Group for 19 years assuming various roles within Group Risk Services. He is currently Regional Insurance Manager for Asia, Oceania, France, Germany, Austria, Turkey and Greece. Beside his geographical responsibility, he coordinates the Global Motor and D&O Insurance programmes. He is also in charge of the support and development of the internal RMIS (risk management information system).
Armin Schäfer Armin Schäfer Head of Digital & New Technology International Program Business, Commercial Insurance Zurich Insurance Group Armin Schäfer is the Head of Digital & New Technology for International Commercial Insurance at Zurich Insurance Company. In his current role he is responsible for driving the Digital B2B agenda for international commercial insurance towards making better use of new technology to get closer to our customers and brokers.
12:05
Workshop 2 – How to use your captive to ensure you get the best possible result from your global programme
Toby McNamara Toby McNamara Head of Multinational, US AIG Toby McNamara is the Head of Multinational in the U.S. and is responsible for the management and growth of the multinational portfolio in support of underwriting and distribution. In this position he leads the U.S. Multinational Client Executive team who are focused on clients with the most complex risk profiles and service needs.
12:05
Panel Discussion 3 – Diversifying your captive with employee benefits (EB)
The benefits of adding EB risk to a captive, the role of the EB network when looking to add in risks and how to know if your employee benefits are centralised enough. Aligning your employee benefits with social trends, in order to retain talent – one size doesn’t fit all.
Owen Williams Owen Williams Global Program and Captives Regional Director, UK, Ireland and Nordics AXA XL Owen serves as Global Program and Captive Regional Director UK & Nordics for AXA XL, having joined the company in 2017 as Manager of the Captive Centre of Excellence as part of the business’s wider investment in serving clients who utilise Captives. He has over 20 years of experience within the large corporate insurance industry in a mixture of underwriting, relationship management, alternative risk transfer and captives. Before joining AXA XL, Owen spent ten years with Zurich Insurance, most recently leading the UK Captives Services team. Other roles at Zurich Insurance include client management and financial lines underwriting. Prior to Zurich Insurance, Owen held underwriting positions at RSA for nine years.
Martin Winwood Martin Winwood Associate Director, Global Benefits Mondelēz International, Inc. Martin joined Cadbury plc in 2009 as the International Benefits Manager having previously enjoyed 19 years with Group 4 as Pensions & Employee Benefits Manager and Accountant. Following the acquisition of Cadbury by Kraft Foods in 2010 and the subsequent establishment of Mondelēz International, Inc. in 2012, Martin  emerged in his current role with global responsibility (excluding the US)  for ensuring that all insurable employee benefits are financed in the optimum way and in accordance with corporate strategy and objectives. Martin is also a Director of the Mondelēz captive (Berkeley Re DAC) which is domiciled in Ireland. Berkeley Re DAC reinsures both employee benefit and property risk.
Nicola Fordham Nicola Fordham Director of Underwriting MAXIS GBN As Director of Underwriting at MAXIS GBN, Nicola Fordham leads the technical underwriting team made up of pricing underwriters from across the globe. The team use their expertise to work with the local insurers that make up the MAXIS network to find the best solutions for their shared global clients. Nicola joined MAXIS GBN in 2017 from MetLife UK where, as Chief Pricing Underwriter, she was responsible for the technical relationship between MetLife UK and MAXIS GBN. Nicola has a wealth of knowledge to draw upon, with 20 years’ experience as a pricing underwriter for organisations including, Zurich, Generali and Unum.
Aaron Brown Aaron Brown Regional Manager UK & Ireland MAXIS GBN Aaron has recently become the Regional Manager for UK and Ireland at MAXIS GBN. His previous role was Senior Multinational Account Executive in the UK & Ireland Business Development team. He joined the London team seven years ago from his time working with MetLife Europe. In this previous role he has been focused on developing global relationships with UK and Irish multinationals and now heads the global relationship for some of MAXIS GBN’s largest corporate captive and pooling clients. He has also led the development of alternative employee benefit financing methods in London. Prior to Aaron joining MetLife and MAXIS GBN, he worked in Switzerland focusing on the insurance market.
12:50
Networking break
13:15
What do risk managers want to see in terms of a global response to cat risk?
What do risk managers think of the various government initiatives to develop a response? Where are the gaps in terms of what is on offer currently? And in an ideal world, what would be produced to plug those?
Patrick Sterling Patrick Sterling Senior Director, Legendary People and Risk Management, Treasurer and Board Director Texas Roadhouse and RIMS A 32-year veteran of the restaurant industry, Patrick Sterling is Senior Director of Legendary People and Risk for the 550+unit Texas Roadhouse. Sterling plans and directs risk management and human resource programs focused on leadership development, succession management, enterprise risk management, loss prevention, claims management, crisis response, business continuity, actuarial reporting and loss reserves. In addition, Sterling manages the company’s human resource information systems, records management, payroll, loss prevention and travel departments. Sterling currently serves on the Board of Directors of RIMS in addition to the Board Risk Oversight Committee of the Eastern Kentucky Power Cooperative. Sterling’s professional accomplishments have led to recognition as 2016 Risk Manager of the Year Honor Roll from Business Insurance magazine and Risk Innovator from Risk and Insurance magazine in 2009.
Dirk Wegener Dirk Wegener President Ferma
Franck Baron Franck Baron Group Deputy Director Risk Management and Insurance, Chairman of PARIMA International SOS
Adrian Ladbury Adrian Ladbury Editorial Director Commercial Risk Europe
Julia Graham Julia Graham Technical Director and Deputy CEO Airmic
13:45
Networking break
13:55
Panel discussion – Fit for purpose?
What do insurers and brokers need to do to make sure that global programmes deliver what they are supposed to deliver – great consistency, greater clarity and transparency, compliance and cost savings?
Sabine Frehen Sabine Frehen Insurance Manager Upfield
Diana Diffendarfer Diana Diffendarfer Global Service & Solutions Leader, North America Willis Towers Watson
Caroline Pritchard Caroline Pritchard Head Distribution UK, Director EMEA Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Caroline has been in the insurance industry for over 25 years and during this time has held senior roles within brokers and carriers. Predominantly focused on working with large and complex multinational clients for much of her career, she has also worked in the US and across Europe. Caroline joined Swiss Re Corporate Solutions in March this year as Head of Distribution for the UK focused on working with major broker partners to support the delivery of solutions to mutual clients.
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).
Ayleen Frete Ayleen Frete Head of Multinational, Regional Unit London Allianz
Matthew Latham Matthew Latham Head of Global Programmes and Captives AXA XL
Adrian Ladbury Adrian Ladbury Editorial Director Commercial Risk Europe
14:40
Final remarks
Adrian Ladbury Adrian Ladbury Editorial Director Commercial Risk Europe
15:00
After school clubs
Individual and group conversations coordinated by sponsors and exhibitors
16:00
End of conference

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Patrick Sterling Patrick Sterling Senior Director, Legendary People and Risk Management, Treasurer and Board Director Texas Roadhouse and RIMS A 32-year veteran of the restaurant industry, Patrick Sterling is Senior Director of Legendary People and Risk for the 550+unit Texas Roadhouse. Sterling plans and directs risk management and human resource programs focused on leadership development, succession management, enterprise risk management, loss prevention, claims management, crisis response, business continuity, actuarial reporting and loss reserves. In addition, Sterling manages the company’s human resource information systems, records management, payroll, loss prevention and travel departments. Sterling currently serves on the Board of Directors of RIMS in addition to the Board Risk Oversight Committee of the Eastern Kentucky Power Cooperative. Sterling’s professional accomplishments have led to recognition as 2016 Risk Manager of the Year Honor Roll from Business Insurance magazine and Risk Innovator from Risk and Insurance magazine in 2009.
Liz Booth Liz Booth Editor Commercial Risk Africa
Sabine Frehen Sabine Frehen Insurance Manager Upfield
David McNeil David McNeil Associate Director, Sustainable Finance Fitch Ratings David McNeil is an associate director in the Sustainable Finance team at Fitch Ratings, responsible for producing cross-sector research on emerging ESG risks as these relate to credit impact. An environmental economist by background, David has previously supported corporates and financial institutions on measuring environmental impacts and dependencies at S&P Trucost, and conducted economic analysis of environmental policies for clients such as the European Commission and UK Government at ICF International”.
Diana Diffendarfer Diana Diffendarfer Global Service & Solutions Leader, North America Willis Towers Watson
Marc Wekkeli Marc Wekkeli Senior Property Product Underwriting Expert Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Marc is currently leading Swiss Re Corporate Solutions' ONE Form Project. With his 20 years of international Underwriting Experience he is now responsible for building the ONE Form Framework, in order to provide Swiss Re Corporate Solution's Customers with a State of the Art Property Wording, a standardised Framework for International Lead Business and a highly efficient IT solution for automated Policy Issuance. A German National, Marc moved back to Munich in 2018 with his wife and two sons, after holding various Underwriting and Leadership positions in the US, Singapore and Sydney.
Derek Bridgeman Derek Bridgeman Managing Director Strategic Risk Solutions Europe Derek joined SRS in May 2020 and practice leader for with the responsibility of developing and leading the European arm of the SRS Risk Consulting Practice by providing statistical loss and exposure analyses, feasibility studies, and financial analysis for captives and other alternative risk financing structures.
Dirk Wegener Dirk Wegener President Ferma
Ian Long Ian Long Digital Transformation Leader Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Ian Long is Digital Transformation Leader for International Programmes at Swiss Re Corporate Solutions. Leveraging his deep experience of finance and operations in commercial insurance Ian is responsible for the development and ongoing innovation in the capabilities supporting the International Programme portfolio as Swiss Re continues to build its offering for Insureds, Brokers and Carriers. Based in Zurich, Switzerland, Ian is British and worked for many years in the London Market before moving to Switzerland in 2013 with his wife and two sons.
Caroline Pritchard Caroline Pritchard Head Distribution UK, Director EMEA Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Caroline has been in the insurance industry for over 25 years and during this time has held senior roles within brokers and carriers. Predominantly focused on working with large and complex multinational clients for much of her career, she has also worked in the US and across Europe. Caroline joined Swiss Re Corporate Solutions in March this year as Head of Distribution for the UK focused on working with major broker partners to support the delivery of solutions to mutual clients.
Vladimir de Saint André Vladimir de Saint André Head of Legal, Iberia AXA XL Vladimir started his career as a lawyer holding a number of positions at Sykes and Le Mans Ré. He joined XL in 2003, and today is the Head of Legal for AXA XL Iberia. He graduated in Law from the Université de Poitiers and holds a Masters in Insurance from the Universidad Pontífica de Salamanca. Vladimir has a broad international experience and culture, having collaborated, managed and reported across multiple jurisdictions worldwide.
Owen Williams Owen Williams Global Program and Captives Regional Director, UK, Ireland and Nordics AXA XL Owen serves as Global Program and Captive Regional Director UK & Nordics for AXA XL, having joined the company in 2017 as Manager of the Captive Centre of Excellence as part of the business’s wider investment in serving clients who utilise Captives. He has over 20 years of experience within the large corporate insurance industry in a mixture of underwriting, relationship management, alternative risk transfer and captives. Before joining AXA XL, Owen spent ten years with Zurich Insurance, most recently leading the UK Captives Services team. Other roles at Zurich Insurance include client management and financial lines underwriting. Prior to Zurich Insurance, Owen held underwriting positions at RSA for nine years.
Martin Winwood Martin Winwood Associate Director, Global Benefits Mondelēz International, Inc. Martin joined Cadbury plc in 2009 as the International Benefits Manager having previously enjoyed 19 years with Group 4 as Pensions & Employee Benefits Manager and Accountant. Following the acquisition of Cadbury by Kraft Foods in 2010 and the subsequent establishment of Mondelēz International, Inc. in 2012, Martin  emerged in his current role with global responsibility (excluding the US)  for ensuring that all insurable employee benefits are financed in the optimum way and in accordance with corporate strategy and objectives. Martin is also a Director of the Mondelēz captive (Berkeley Re DAC) which is domiciled in Ireland. Berkeley Re DAC reinsures both employee benefit and property risk.
Nicola Fordham Nicola Fordham Director of Underwriting MAXIS GBN As Director of Underwriting at MAXIS GBN, Nicola Fordham leads the technical underwriting team made up of pricing underwriters from across the globe. The team use their expertise to work with the local insurers that make up the MAXIS network to find the best solutions for their shared global clients. Nicola joined MAXIS GBN in 2017 from MetLife UK where, as Chief Pricing Underwriter, she was responsible for the technical relationship between MetLife UK and MAXIS GBN. Nicola has a wealth of knowledge to draw upon, with 20 years’ experience as a pricing underwriter for organisations including, Zurich, Generali and Unum.
Aaron Brown Aaron Brown Regional Manager UK & Ireland MAXIS GBN Aaron has recently become the Regional Manager for UK and Ireland at MAXIS GBN. His previous role was Senior Multinational Account Executive in the UK & Ireland Business Development team. He joined the London team seven years ago from his time working with MetLife Europe. In this previous role he has been focused on developing global relationships with UK and Irish multinationals and now heads the global relationship for some of MAXIS GBN’s largest corporate captive and pooling clients. He has also led the development of alternative employee benefit financing methods in London. Prior to Aaron joining MetLife and MAXIS GBN, he worked in Switzerland focusing on the insurance market.
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).
Joseph Finbow Joseph Finbow IPT Assurance Director - Captive Practice TMF Group Joseph is a chartered accountant who started his career with KPMG. He now has more than a decade’s experience in handling global insurance premium tax issues. His strong platform of knowledge and experience supporting captive insurers, P&I Clubs and other specialist insurers is complemented by his role researching and maintaining global insurance premium tax information.
Karen Jenner Karen Jenner IPT Business Development Director TMF Group Karen is ACII qualified and has more than 25 years of technical and client management experience in the insurance industry, ten of them specialising in IPT. Her work with insurers and brokers in the London market has given her wide experience of IPT compliance in global and unconventional insurance programmes.
Toby McNamara Toby McNamara Head of Multinational, US AIG Toby McNamara is the Head of Multinational in the U.S. and is responsible for the management and growth of the multinational portfolio in support of underwriting and distribution. In this position he leads the U.S. Multinational Client Executive team who are focused on clients with the most complex risk profiles and service needs.
Michel Siegenthaler Michel Siegenthaler Regional Insurance Manager Asia/Oceania Nestlé Michel Siegenthaler has been with the Nestlé Group for 19 years assuming various roles within Group Risk Services. He is currently Regional Insurance Manager for Asia, Oceania, France, Germany, Austria, Turkey and Greece. Beside his geographical responsibility, he coordinates the Global Motor and D&O Insurance programmes. He is also in charge of the support and development of the internal RMIS (risk management information system).
Armin Schäfer Armin Schäfer Head of Digital & New Technology International Program Business, Commercial Insurance Zurich Insurance Group Armin Schäfer is the Head of Digital & New Technology for International Commercial Insurance at Zurich Insurance Company. In his current role he is responsible for driving the Digital B2B agenda for international commercial insurance towards making better use of new technology to get closer to our customers and brokers.
Tony McHarg Tony McHarg Head of Multinational, International AIG Tony has responsibility for leading all aspects of AIG’s Multinational Services Business across General Insurance – International. Tony also serves as Supervisor on AIG China’s Board of Directors and Director of AIG New Zealand. In previous roles with AIG, Tony has held various Australian, Australasian, Country CEO and APAC Regional management positions, through which he has successfully championed the development of a stronger customer service and sales culture within his areas of responsibility. Prior to joining AIG in 2003, Tony accrued almost 20 years of sales, service and management experience in a range of senior roles across business development, client relationship and general management as a broker working both in Australia and internationally with JLT, Sedgwick and Marsh.
Urs Schmid Urs Schmid Global Head of International Program Claims and Global Head of Marine Claims Zurich Insurance Group Urs Schmid currently has a dual role at Zurich. He is the Global Head of International Program Claims, and acts as Global Head of Marine Claims at Zurich. He is based at the Corporate Centre in Switzerland and has been in these positions since early 2019 and 2015 respectively. In these functions he is part of the Zurich Group Claims team and provides support to claims handlers in all Zurich offices. Urs heads up a global network of International Program Claims as well as a separate group of Marine Claims experts within Zurich. He is a key contact point for customers and brokers in these areas. His diverse roles in the industry give broad insights into many of the challenges faced when handling complex claims.
Madeleine Morris Madeleine Morris Head of International Programs Legal & Tax Commercial Insurance Zurich Insurance Group Madeleine Morris started her professional career in 2004 as a research analyst for Goldman Sachs’ investment banking division in London. In 2006, she moved to Capital Economics to serve as a European macroeconomist. She relocated to Switzerland in 2009 joining Zurich as an underwriting service specialist within Financial Lines supporting Zurich’s international program business. In 2012 she joined Zurich’s International Programs Legal & Tax team, which monitors insurance regulations and tax laws in various cross-border contexts globally, and she has led the team since 2019. Madeleine holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Cape Town.
Karen Gorman Karen Gorman Global Services & Solutions Leader, GB, Corporate Risks and Broking Willis Towers Watson
Carla Carmona Carla Carmona Global Regulatory Intelligence Manager Axco Insurance Information Services Carla identifies and analyses global changes in insurance regulation, interpreting the effect of these changes to insurers, brokers and the buyer. Her team is responsible for the Regulatory Alerts service that publishes daily changes to 100 top insurance markets. Before joining Axco in February 2019, Carla specialised in insurance law at a firm in Lisbon. She worked at Generali in London where she was a Business Coordinator for Multinational Liability Insurance Programmes, supporting the international program business. She began her career at Allianz in Lisbon where she was a Senior Insurance Technician. Carla is a registered member of the Bar Association in Portugal and holds a first class law degree from the University of Lisbon as well as a BA in Political Science and International Relations from NOVA University also in Lisbon.
Ayleen Frete Ayleen Frete Head of Multinational, Regional Unit London Allianz
Stephen Morton Stephen Morton Head of Multinational AIG Stephen has over 20 years’ experience in the global insurance and reinsurance industry and has been with AIG since 2003. His AIG career started in the Bermuda office, followed by Paris, then London and he is now back in Paris again. In his current role, he is responsible for the design and service delivery of multinational insurance programmes, with or without a captive, for multinational businesses with headquarters in Europe (excluding UK). He is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute and a Chartered Insurer.
Matthew Latham Matthew Latham Head of Global Programmes and Captives AXA XL
Franck Baron Franck Baron Group Deputy Director Risk Management and Insurance, Chairman of PARIMA International SOS
Adrian Ladbury Adrian Ladbury Editorial Director Commercial Risk Europe
Praveen Sharma Praveen Sharma Managing Director, Insurance Regulatory & Tax Consulting Practice Marsh
Adri van der Waart Adri van der Waart Corporate Insurance Manager Arcadis
Julia Graham Julia Graham Technical Director and Deputy CEO Airmic
Ludovic Subran Ludovic Subran Chief Economist Allianz SE
Butch Bacani Butch Bacani Programme Leader, Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative United Nations Environment Programme Butch Bacani leads UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative (PSI), the largest collaboration between the UN and the insurance industry. Endorsed by the UN Secretary-General and insurance industry CEOs, the PSI is a global framework and initiative for the industry to address sustainability issues—as risk managers, insurers and investors—and to build resilient, inclusive and sustainable communities and economies. Butch leads activities supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Paris Agreement on Climate Change, and the Financial Stability Board’s climate risk disclosure recommendations (TCFD). These include a global initiative to develop “Insurance Sustainable Development Goals”, the largest gathering of insurers to pilot the TCFD recommendations, and working with the California Insurance Commissioner to develop the world’s first sustainable insurance roadmap. He co-led the development of the first global sustainability guide for the insurance business, led the creation of the Insurance Industry Development Goals for Cities, forged the PSI’s partnership with the world’s inclusive insurance community, and co-led the creation of UNEP’s Sustainable Insurance Forum for supervisors and regulators. Butch is involved in the InsuResilience Global Partnership, Vulnerable 20 Group of Finance Ministers, California Climate Insurance Working Group, Insurance Development Forum, and Microinsurance Network. In 2020, he was included in InsuranceERM’s inaugural list of the most influential people leading and shaping the insurance industry’s response to climate change.

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