LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ACE Group today announced two appointments in its EMEA Accident and Health (A&H) management team, as part of its ongoing investment in its consumer insurance offering across the region.
Joel Laventure has been appointed to the new role of Commercial Director, A&H Classic for ACE in EMEA. In his new role, Joel will be responsible for leading and coordinating key business development initiatives and further expanding ACE’s external partnerships.
Joel has 23 years of insurance industry experience. Prior to this role, he was the Head of SME and Residential Insurance for ACE in the Asia Pacific region, where, among his other achievements, he led the development and implementation of the SME and residential growth strategy for the company.
Matt Foster has been appointed to the new role of Head of Product Marketing for A&H. In his new role Matt will ensure that ACE’s propositions meet customer needs and are supported by cross-platform marketing campaigns, rolled out across the EMEA region.
Matt joins ACE with more than 20 years of marketing experience, specialising in the life, protection and health-related general insurance sectors. Most recently he held the position of Senior Manager, Products, at Ageas, where he contributed to the company’s strategy development and conceived and developed a range of new and innovative protection products. Prior to this, he held a series of senior marketing and product development positions at financial services companies.
Both appointments are effective immediately. Joel will be based in Dublin, reporting to Stéphane Baj, Regional Director, A&H Corporate & Affinity for ACE in EMEA. Matt will be based in London, reporting to Darragh Gray, Director for Marketing and Communications for ACE in EMEA and Pat Drinan, Senior Vice President, Accident & Health and Life for ACE in EMEA.
Pat Drinan, Senior Vice President, Accident & Health/Life for ACE in EMEA said:
“Joel and Matt will play a key role in driving innovation across our A&H portfolio, developing new partnerships, optimising our existing ones and making sure that our customer proposition remains well understood and relevant to our customers, partners and brokers.. Their appointments will be instrumental in ensuring that we deliver a consistent and best in class A&H offering across EMEA. I welcome them both and I am looking forward to working with them.”
ACE Group is one of the world’s largest multiline property and casualty insurers. With operations in 54 countries, ACE provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients. ACE Limited, the parent company of the ACE Group, is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ACE) and is a component of the S&P 500 index.