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Gallagher Re appoints Aon's Bowen as Chief Scientific Officer. Aon names Jursa as her CEO of Commercial Risk in the Czech Republic.Gliddell Joins Howden M&A to Lead European Business Development

In this issue of International People Moves, we detail what’s happening at Gallagher Re, Aon and Howden M&A.

Here’s an overview of these recruits:

Gallagher Re Appoints Aon’s Bowen as Chief Scientific Officer

Gallagher LeeA global reinsurance broker, Steve Bowen to the newly created position of Chief Scientific Officer Within Global Analysis and Advisory.

Based in Chicago and in a global role, Bowen will also work closely with the new Gallagher Research Center, Global Catastrophe Analytics, and Climate and ESG teams launched last week and will join the business on October 3, 2022.

With a scientific background in meteorology and business analytics, Bowen began his career in television broadcasting in 2007 before shifting his skills to the insurance industry. He joined Aon after his 15 years with Aon, most recently as Managing Director and Head of Catastrophe Insight. , for the broker’s impact prediction team. A frequent collaborator with government agencies, academia and industry bodies, Bowen is a highly respected and well-known expert in the field of risk and insurance and has co-authored several peer-reviewed journals.

“Steve joins our pragmatic, solution-oriented, data-driven team of experts to help Gallagher Re’s clients and the public obtain an objective, fact-based assessment of the evolving risks arising from climate change. will be,” he commented. Brian IngleGlobal Analytics & Advisory President, Gallagher Re.

Steve Bowen

“With the world’s risk horizons looking increasingly turbulent, Gallagher Re is fully prepared to help our clients successfully navigate the future. We are thrilled to welcome Steve. ”

“We live in a solution-driven world. It is becoming clearer by the day that the impacts of climate change and natural disasters are growing and far-reaching, and we are innovating how risks are evolving. “I am thrilled to join the Gallagher-Lee family, who have a strong commitment to working collaboratively to help clients better understand their view of risk,” said Bowen. said.

“We strive to advance the climate change conversation by developing and providing relevant thought leadership in collaboration with various private and public sector organizations. Exciting for insurance industry scientists. It’s time,” he added.

Global Analytics & Advisory Center of Excellence Collaborates with Thought Leaders Across Gallagher Re to Develop and Enhance Intellectual Property to Meet Future Client Needs, Enabling Clients to Maximize Brokerage Collective Capabilities and enable sharing of best practices across regional operations.


Aon Appoints Jursa as CEO of Commercial Risk Solutions in the Czech Republic

AonAs one of the world’s leading professional services companies, Michal Yursa CEO of Commercial Risk Solutions in the Czech Republic

Yursa With over 20 years of business and management experience in corporate banking and financial services, he has held various positions over the last 13 years with companies such as ING Bank NV, Komerční banka as and Wood & Co. Financial Services as. did. , he has held various management positions at his UniCredit. Until very recently, Jursa was Executive Director and Managing Director of UniCredit Fleet Management, sro in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

“We are delighted to welcome Michal to Aon. Vlad Bobko, CEO of Aon’s Commercial Risk Solutions Central and Eastern Europe and Middle East. “With over 13 years of leadership experience, he brings a proven track record of success in business development, with a focus on peers and clients. He will be a great addition to our team as we continue to help people make better decisions.”

Jursa holds an MBA in General Management from Seattle City University.


Gliddell Joins Howden M&A to Lead European Business Development

Howden’s M&AInternational M&A and structured solutions insurance broker has announced the following appointments: Charles-Henri Gridell As Associate Director of Business Development Europe. Gridell brings more than 20 years of experience in the professional services sector and the appointment reflects Howden M&A’s commitment to expanding his platform in Europe.

Charles-Henri Gridell

Gridell will lead the business development function across continental Europe and will build Howden M&A’s brand profile with investment funds, attorneys, M&A bankers, corporates and the financial services industry. He is also responsible for developing a client portfolio of M&A insurance solutions, including guarantees and indemnification, title and real estate risks, tax risks and structuring, environmental issues and contingent risks.

Gridell will participate in Howden’s M&A deal this September.

After starting his marketing career at BNP Paribas, Mr. Gridell joined leading international law firm Gide as part of its business development team, holding positions in Paris and Shanghai during his tenure. Most recently, Gridell was with Herbert Smith, who was Head of Business Development for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at Freehills and was a member of the company’s EMEA Executive Committee.

Gridell graduated from the EM Lyon School of Management and holds a Master of Laws degree from Pantheon Assas University.

Griddell’s onboarding marks Howden’s hiring of new key senior positions in France. Nicolas Aubert as CEO of France earlier this year.

“The appointment of Charles Henry reinforces our commitment to the French M&A market and our continued ambition to strengthen Howden’s position in Europe. Lucie Bocel, Co-Head of Howden M&A in France Mr.

Drew Wardrop, Managing Director, Howden M&A, said: His proven track record and experience in business development in the Professional Services sector will make him an invaluable addition to our growing M&A insurance team in Paris. ”

Howden M&A is a new capital, advisory and placement business providing solutions that blend the insurance and capital markets domains to corporate clients, investors and all non-(re)insurance industry clients in the financial services sector. Part of a HowdenCAP. They are all part of Howden Broking.

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