The new appointment will lead the London-based teams with immediate effect

Guy Carpenter has appointed Sebastian Cook as managing director and head of London Europe.

He will lead the firm’s London-based teams, focusing on European business and the newly formed European Broking Solutions Team, who are working to build and execute customised reinsurance strategies for the continent.

In his new role, Cook will work to develop the firm’s catastrophe strategy across the European region, as well as enhance its approach to European reinsurer management. He will also play a key role in directing the company’s international Request for Proposals (RFP) initiative.

Cook will report to Massimo Reina, chief executive for Europe at Guy Carpenter.

Strengthening services

Most recently, Cook was head of EMEA London and deputy chief executive for the Nordic and Baltic Region at Aon, where he was responsible for the production and servicing of large accounts across continental Europe.

Commenting on the appointment, Reina said: “Guy Carpenter has established an expansive network of offices across Europe, delivering products and services that reflect the unique demands of companies in each country.

“With Sebastian on board, our ability to deliver deep local market insight combined with our international services will be further strengthened, allowing us to better service our clients in the region.”

Guy Carpenter, a global risk and reinsurance business, employs more than 3,100 professionals in over 60 offices around the world, delivering a combination of broking expertise, strategic advisory services and analytics to help clients adapt to emerging opportunities and achieve profitable growth.