LOCKTON HIRES NEW BENEFITS DIRECTOR IN BRAZIL
São Paulo, 01 November 2011 - Lockton Brazil has appointed Ms Simone Feu to lead its Employee Benefits operation as Benefits Director. With 25 years' professional experience providing benefits and insurance advice to clients, Feu counts Bradesco, Brazil's largest health insurance carrier, and Willis and Aon among her previous employers.
Feu is charged with strengthening and deepening the range of services that Lockton provides to corporate clients in Brazil. She graduated in law at Estácio de Sá university and is also a post-graduate in marketing at ESPM (Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing).
As a market leader in Employee Benefits consulting in Mexico and with a significant portfolio of US business, Lockton is well positioned to leverage its international expertise to deliver an uncommon level of service to Brazilian clients.
According to Feu, a core focus for Lockton Brazil will be to develop partnerships that help clients to improve the way they manage their portfolios. "There are lots of new opportunities in the Brazilian employee benefits space," she says.
"We are highly focused on developing our health insurance offering in Brazil, as well as the insurance and risk management services, which Lockton already offers as a market leader in other global territories. We are constantly working on integrating our data and delivering new products that meet the needs of clients, improving the structure of employee's information so that we can provide new risk management reports and enhanced corporate employee benefit expertise.
"Client advocacy is at the heart of our business and we see ourselves very much as facilitators working towards the optimization of clients' employee health programs. At Lockton, we truly believe that our clients' interests are paramount and all our Latin American offices and representatives subscribe to that philosophy."
Lockton Brazil has two wholly-owned branch offices offering a full range of insurance services to national and multi-national clients. Each of these offices is backed by Lockton insurance and risk management specialists in the United States, Europe and Asia.
Lockton's offices in Brazil are based in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo: Brazil's two largest states in terms of population and gross domestic product. Sao Paulo City and Rio de Janeiro City are also two of the three largest metropolitan areas in South America.
Lockton's international operations are now represented in Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Mexico, Venezuela, Brazil, UK, US and China. Lockton recently opened a new European office in Norway and is about to open a new office, subject to regulatory approval, in Abu Dhabi.
Notes to Editors
More than 4,100 professionals at Lockton provide more than 15,000 clients around the world with insurance, benefits, and risk management services, offering an uncommon level of client service. From its founding in 1966 in Kansas City, Missouri, Lockton has grown to become the largest privately held insurance broker in the world and 9th largest overall. Independent researcher Greenwich Associates awarded Lockton its 2011 Service Excellence Award for risk management for large companies. For three consecutive years, Business Insurance has recognized Lockton as a "Best Place to Work in Insurance."