ACE Announces New Sales and Distribution Segment Leaders in Benelux, Iberia and France.

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ACE (NYSE:ACE) today announced new leadership appointments in its Sales and Distribution Team within its Continental European region as part of its strategy to strengthen local relationships with customers and brokers.

The three appointees are Daniel Jacobs for Benelux, Jose-Maria Conde-Salazar for Iberia and Karine Paul-Dujardin in France. In their new roles they will support ACE’s commitment to delivering appropriate services and solutions to both Middle Market and Major Accounts clients.

Daniel Jacobs has been appointed Middle Market Manager for the Benelux region. Along with Hendrick-Jan Wiersama who is responsible of the Major Account segment, he will report to Ron Verhulsdonck, Manager for ACE’s Benelux operations. Mr Jacobs will continue as Technical Lines underwriter, focusing on Dataguard, ACE IT and Cyber risk products.

Jose Maria ("Chema") Conde-Salazar will lead the customer segmentation work in Iberia. He will be based in Madrid and report to Angel Diaz, Manager for ACE’s Spanish and Portuguese operations. Marjorie Verbal has been appointed Financial Lines Manager to take over Chema's previous position.

Karine Paul-Dujardin joins ACE in France as Global Client Executive, reporting to Olivier Roussel. After 7 years as Global Relationship Leader at Zurich, Mrs Paul-Dujardin returns to ACE where she was previously Financial Lines Manager.

All three join the growing Sales and Distributions team already composed of 14 members through Europe. Additional appointments are expected in the coming months.

Commenting on these changes, Mr Joseph Clabby, Regional President ACE Continental Europe said, “ACE is committed to meeting the needs of its clients, partners and brokers to make sure that our products are understood and accessible by all. Investing in people is an important part of the process and the latest step in our continuing development in the region.”

Patricia Goudarzi, Sales & Distribution Manager for Continental Europe added: “Both large and Middle Market companies are turning to ACE to help them structure the right multinational programs for Europe and across the world.

“Brokers also want more tailored solutions for their clients in areas like environmental liability, where ACE can offer increased terms and conditions compared with our peers. In Continental Europe, ACE has the right network, the best tools (with our ACE GPS SM Platform) and the talented people to make that happen. “



ACE Global Program Solutions is a dynamic platform tailored for the international insurance needs of for multinational companies.

The following capabilities collectively make ACE one of the few insurers that can assist companies in managing their worldwide risks and navigating an

increasingly complex regulatory landscape:

  • Local operations in more than 50 countries and partnerships in over 120 additional countries, enabling coverage in virtually any part of the world in which a client has operations;
  • Broad product array and underwriting appetite, with more than 200 property and casualty insurance products and a wide range of customized solutions;
  • Innovative technology, featuring the ACE Worldview SM web-based information portal for risk managers and brokers;
  • Local and global legal and regulatory expertise, which facilitates the development of insurance to address specific requirements;
  • A network of global client executives and network managers in key locations around the world who serve as a single point of contact for coordinating all of ACE’s global resources and intellectual capital on behalf of multinational clients, and
  • Multinational claims client executives, who provide leadership and coordination within Europe for the claims service offering and delivery to all ACE multinational clients.

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