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Guy Carpenter appoints Christophe Gaudron CEO of its French operations

April 23, 2021

Guy Carpenter, the reinsurance business of Marsh McLennan has announced the appointment of Christophe Gaudron as chief executive officer of its French operations, effective 1 January 2022.

Additionally, Michel den Boer has been appointed as managing director, treaty broking, Guy Carpenter Benelux, effective immediately.  

In Gaudron’s new position, he will be responsible for overseeing the broking activities of Guy Carpenter across the French marketplace. Based in Paris, Gaudron will report to Massimo Reina, CEO, Europe, Guy Carpenter.

Gaudron brings more than two decades of reinsurance experience as well as extensive knowledge of the French Market.

He joined the firm in 2010 and was appointed deputy CEO of Guy Carpenter France in 2014. Prior to this, he held a number of managerial roles at Aon Benfield.

Gaudron will succeed Phillippe Renault, currently CEO, Guy Carpenter France, who will continue in his role as chairman, Guy Carpenter Europe.

Meanwhile, den Boer’s role as managing director will be based in Rotterdam where he will work primarily within the Dutch market and report to Patrick Schepens, CEO, Guy Carpenter Benelux.

In his new role, he will be responsible for reinforcing the company’s market presence and amplifying its focus on providing market-leading risk transfer capabilities to its clients.

He brings over three decades of experience and joins the firm from Willis Re, where he served as an executive director and treaty broker within the business’ Continental Europe division, focusing on the Netherlands.

Reina said: “This transition demonstrates the depth of talent we have at Guy Carpenter. Christophe has an excellent track record of delivering value and results to our clients and has contributed greatly to our growth in the region. He succeeds Philippe who has achieved incredible success in the role, and I am fully confident Christophe will continue to build on that success, to the benefit of our clients and the wider market. I am grateful to Philippe for his hard work and for making Guy Carpenter the broker of choice in the French marketplace.”

Schepens said: “Michel is a highly respected market practitioner in the Dutch and international markets. Throughout his career, he has excelled in achieving strong growth through delivering client-focused solutions. That combination of experience, market insight and service dedication will be integral to continuing to elevate our client offering and reinforcing our position as a leading reinsurance broker in the Dutch market.”