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Aon Benfield strengthens Benelux division with key appointments

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Aon Benfield, the world’s premier reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor, today announces three new appointments to its growing Benelux division.

Hans Groot has joined the team as Chief Operating Officer. Hans is based in Amsterdam and will be responsible for the operations and processes of the Benelux business and will join the Benelux management team. He will also take the role of senior account executive for certain Dutch clients.

Hans has more than 20 years of insurance and reinsurance experience. He joins the team from loss adjuster Cunningham Lindsey, where he was CEO of its European operations. Prior to this, Hans spent most of his career with the Delta Lloyd Group, where he held a number of senior roles, including manager of Reinsurance and managing director of Delta Lloyd Non-Life, Ennia Caribe and Ohra.

Two other key appointments have been made in the Benelux Analytics Team:

Jürgen Wielandts will join the team on January 1. Jürgen has 15 years’ experience in the insurance industry, mainly at KBC but more recently with Fortis, developing the group’s non-life internal DFA model – using Aon Benfield’s own ReMetrica software. He holds a Masters in Mathematics and is a Fellow of the Belgian Association of Actuaries.

Jürgen will be based in Brussels and will focus on advising Aon Benfield colleagues and clients across a variety of analytical topics, as well as further developing the Solvency II expertise within the EMEA Division Analytics team.

Finallly, Milko Vinke has joined the team in the Amsterdam office. Milko has 20 years of insurance experience, having spent the first part of his career in life insurances with Delta Lloyd and as a non-life actuary with Winterthur Verzekeringen. Most recently he worked as a consultant at Towers Perrin Tillinghast. Milko is member of the Dutch Actuarial Association (Actuarieel Genootschap).

Milko will be advising Aon Benfield colleagues and clients on a variety of analytical matters, including actuarial, catastrophe, rating, and capitalisation, as well as developing our Life, and Accident & Health expertise.

Richard Dudley, CEO of Aon Benfield Benelux, said: “With Hans, Jürgen and Milko joining the Benelux team, we are further solidifying our position as the leading provider of reinsurance and analytics expertise in the region. As well as providing our clients with access to the risk transfer solutions that are most relevant to their individual requirements, we also assist them in optimising their business models through appropriate capital advice, from a ratings, regulatory and capitalisation perspective. The combination of these three experienced professionals will prove to be of great value to Aon Benfield. This is yet another very exciting development as we further strengthen and enhance our offering to clients in the Benelux region.”