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Everest appoints Vandendael as international CEO

August 31, 2018

Everest Insurance, the specialty insurance division of Everest Re Group, has named Vincent Vandendael as CEO of Everest Insurance International.

Based in London, Vandendael will lead all facets of the Everest Insurance operations outside of North America and will join the Everest Insurance global leadership team.

He will report to Jonathan Zaffino, president and CEO of Everest Insurance. 

Vandendael boasts twenty-eight years of diversified global insurance experience to his role. Before joining Everest, Vandendael was chief commercial officer at Lloyd’s of London where he was responsible for all business development.

He also led Lloyd’s global network, which extends to 31 offices that support Lloyd’s licences to operate in over 200 territories worldwide and has been instrumental in establishing Lloyd’s Brussels subsidiary, which is due to open in 2019 ahead of the UK’s exit from the European Union, according to a corporate statement.

Prior to joining Lloyd’s in 2012, Vandendael spent seventeen years at Zurich Insurance Company, most recently serving as CEO Global Corporate, Asia Pacific.

Zaffino commented: "We are pleased to welcome Vincent to Everest. Attracting world class talent such as Vincent is a hallmark of the Everest Insurance strategy. Vincent’s unique and truly global experiences, particularly throughout Asia and Europe, coupled with his outstanding industry reputation and relationships, will serve to further strengthen the Everest Insurance capabilities outside of North America.

Vincent will have management responsibility for our London operation, Everest’s Lloyd’s syndicate 2786, Everest Insurance Ireland dac, and will lead our further global expansion. Bringing someone of Vincent’s caliber and expertise to our seasoned team of industry veterans furthers our ability to execute upon our strategy of building the premier modern era specialty global insurer."