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Guy Carpenter names Cordonnier & Davis as global co-heads of Cyber

April 19, 2021

Guy Carpenter, the reinsurance broking subsidiary of Marsh McLennan has appointed Anthony Cordonnier as managing director and global co-head of cyber, effective second half of 2021, and the promotion of Erica Davis to global co-head of cyber, effective immediately.

Cordonnier and Davis will work closely together co-leading the firm’s cyber team to effectively leverage its global footprint, advanced analytical capabilities and sector knowledge.

Guy Carpenter state that the creation of these roles demonstrates the company’s continued investment in its cyber platform and commitment to strengthening its leading market position.

Based in London, Cordonnier will report to James Boyce CEO, Global Specialties, Guy Carpenter, and Davis is based in New York reporting to Will Garland, president, Centre of Excellence, North America, Guy Carpenter.

Cordonnier joins the business from Swiss Re where he most recently served as director and head of the company’s Reinsurance Cyber Centre. Within this role, he was responsible for building its portfolio and overseeing its global underwriting activities.

Additionally, he currently serves as the chair of the International Underwriting Association’s Cyber Reinsurance Committee.

Davis joined Guy Carpenter in 2018 and most recently served as managing director and leader of the company’s North America Cyber Centre of Excellence. She brings over 20 years of cyber (re)insurance market experience and played a key role in the development of Guy Carpenter’s strategic approach in the sector.

As part of Guy Carpenter’s ongoing growth of its cyber expertise, it has also announced the appointments of Jess Fung as managing director and North American cyber analytics lead, and Rebecca Ruddy as senior vice president within its North American cyber team.

Fung joins the business from Willis Re where she most recently served as executive vice present, leading its US West Coast actuarial team, and head of analytics of its Professional Liability segment and the Global Cyber Practice Group.

Ruddy joins from Aon Reinsurance Solutions, where she held the position of director and reinsurance treaty broker, as well as a member of the firm’s Global Cyber Practice Group.

Boyce commented: “At Guy Carpenter, we have built our reputation in the cyber arena on our ability to develop solutions for our clients that combine the breadth of expertise within our team, the technology that we bring and the depth of analytical insight that we offer. By appointing Erica and Anthony as our Global Heads of Cyber and bringing the scope of our cyber capabilities together in a single, globally unified team we believe we can offer the market a truly exceptional suite of services and solutions.”

Garland added: “The speed at which the cyber threat landscape is developing demands the highest level of knowledge and experience to ensure that risk transfer solutions are evolving at pace. As our cyber team grows, we are continuing to deliver unmatched expertise and insight to help our clients around the world address the multiple cyber challenges they face.”