Guillaume joins salvage business e2e to ‘unlock additional commercial potential for insurers’

Former group chief executive at insurance software organisation OpenGI, Chris Guillaume, has been appointed as a non-executive director at salvage network business e2e Total Loss Vehicle Management.

Guillaume has 30 years of experience in the UK and European software development industry, specialising in the insurance market. He has previous held technology-centric roles at GUS and Misys, before becoming the chief executive of private equity-backed general insurance software house OpenGI in 2007.

In this role, following a management buyout, he expanded the company into Europe, growing revenues to more than £60m. He became a non-executive director for OpenGI in July 2019.

Pastures new

Guillaume said of his appointment: “e2e is a bold, dynamic organisation and its proactive approach to innovation is inspiring. The plan to unlock additional commercial potential for insurers within the salvage and recycling process is an exciting opportunity to expertly harness the latest technologies and will see e2e continue to break new ground and deliver market leading performance.

“We will also be exploring enhanced market intelligence and customer journey initiatives. I understand the dynamics of a membership-led network from my time managing OpenGI and I will be drawing on this, together with my insurance industry and commercial experience, to work with the team, realise the business goals and redefine the insurance industry salvage partner.”

Neil Joslin, chief operating officer at e2e, added: “We mean to be the salvage partner of choice for insurers and raise the performance bar across our market practice. In building an executive board that brings together decades of insurance market decision maker and supply chain experience, matched by salvage operator expertise, we are equipped with unique insight to positively disrupt the industry.

“We are absolutely delighted to have Chris on board and look forward to his insight and guidance as we drive our business strategy forward.”