AIG’S EMEA region announces new appointments

03 April 2014 AIG

The Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Region of American International Group, Inc. (NYSE: AIG) today announced new appointments in connection with a new organisational design for the Region.

The EMEA Region’s management structure will be simplified from 47 countries to 8 zones, and its headquarters will be consolidated in London.
Seraina Maag, President of AIG’s EMEA Region, said, "Many companies talk about putting the customer first. I am excited by our new organisation that will truly allow us to focus on understanding our customers’ needs, be their risk expert and innovate solutions together.”
This structure has created two new strategic leadership roles and eight new Managing Director positions.
Nicolas Aubert*, previously Managing Director of the UK and Israel, has been named Chief Operating Officer of EMEA, reporting to Seraina Maag, President of AIG’s EMEA Region. In this capacity, he will focus on all aspects of the Region’s client service delivery and transformation.
Anthony Baldwin*, previously Managing Director, Country Operations Europe and Distribution, has been appointed Managing Director and Head of Distribution, EMEA, reporting to Ms. Maag. He will be responsible for market execution of the Region’s eight zones.
The eight Managing Directors will lead market-facing activities and strategic execution across countries in the Region’s eight zones, and report to Mr. Baldwin in his expanded role. The eight Managing Director appointments and their zones of responsibility are as follows:
- Africa Zone, led by Wayne Abraham (countries consist of: Kenya, South Africa, Uganda)
- Central Zone, led by George Williams (countries consist of: Austria, Germany, Switzerland)
- East Zone, led by Christos Adamantiadis (countries consist of: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Turkey, Ukraine)
- South Zone, led by Marco Dalle Vacche (countries consist of: Cyprus, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Spain)
- Middle East North Africa (MENA) Zone, led by Michael Jensen (countries consist of: Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Sri Lanka, UAE)
- North Zone, led by Juhani Talvia (countries consist of: Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden)
- UK Zone, led by Nicolas Aubert, interim Managing Director (countries consist of UK only)
- West Zone, led by Fabrice Domange (countries consist of: Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands).
In addition, the Region’s Distribution organisation will be realigned to enhance focus on our customers and ease of doing business. The following EMEA Region Distribution appointments report to Mr. Baldwin:
- EMEA Client, led by Dawn Miller, previously Head of Distribution, MEA and AGC
- EMEA Sales, led by Tom Doherty, previously Head of Channel Management, EMEA
The final appointment is that of Emmanuel Brulé*, who becomes Chief Risk Officer, EMEA. Mr. Brulé will be responsible for Enterprise Risk Management functions across the eight zones. His previous role as Commercial Lines Leader for the EMEA Region has been eliminated.
Finally, Michael Whitwell, President of Middle East and Africa for AIG Property Casualty, will leave the company effective 5 April 2014. Mr. Whitwell held a number of senior management positions over the course of his 30-year career at AIG, and served as a key driver of growth strategies in Arabia, Africa and India.

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