JLT Specialty announced two new appointments

27 February 2018 — Vlad BOLDIJAR
The insurance broker and risk consultant  JLT Specialty - part of of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc (JLT), said it expands its M&A Business with tax appointment, while the former Head of European Life Science Practice at Swiss Re and MARSH will lead JLT Life Science in Europe.
The company annouced it has appointed Leon STEENKAMP as Head of Tax Insurance within its Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) insurance practice, part of the Financial Lines Group.

"In his new role at JLT, Leon STEENKAMP will work with clients including private equity funds, companies, lawyers and accountants to arrange insurance for tax risks.  His main focus will be on growing the tax insurance business in the UK market, and will render support as appropriate to JLT's M&A insurance teams in other geographies".

Leon STEENKAMP has over 14 years' experience in advising on M&A and international taxation matters and joins from Ernst & Young (EY) London, where he was a Tax Director within their M&A tax team. Prior to his 10 year career at EY London, he held tax positions within law firms and accountancy practices in Cape Town and Johannesburg.

At the same time, JLT Specialty announced the appontement of Luigi KOCH to lead JLT's Life Science division focussing on pan-European strategies.

"Based in Zurich, Luigi KOCH will be primarily responsible for leading development and growth of JLT's Life Science business across Europe".

Luigi KOCH brings to JLT more than 35 years of insurance industry experience including positions at Swiss Re and MARSH where he led their European Life Science Practice.
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