Willis Re picks Franck Pinette to lead L&H international

September 6 2019 by Andrew Tjaardstra

Willis Re has appointed Franck Pinette, its former managing director for EMEA life and health, as leader of its international life and health practice.

London-based Pinette (pictured) started at the beginning of September and reports to Tony Melia, chief executive of Willis Re International, and will oversee Willis Re’s continuing development in the fast expanding life and health reinsurance market.

He succeeds Greg Solomon who is leaving Willis Re to pursue new career opportunities; InsuranceAsia News understands Solomon is currently on gardening leave.

Commenting on the appointment, Melia said: “Our life and health activity continues to develop fast with investment in resource around the network accompanied by healthy growth in revenue.”

“As we continue to expand, [Pinette] is ideally placed to oversee the next phase in our growth, supported by Willis Re’s APAC, EMEA and LAC dedicated life and health practices and our life and health consulting teams in Willis Towers Watson’s Insurance Consulting and Technology (ICT) business.”

He added: “We would like to thank [Solomon] for his energy, dedication and contribution over the past five plus years.”

Pinette is a qualified Chartered Enterprise Risk Actuary, and has over 30 years’ experience in life reinsurance, including 11 years as head of Partner Re’s worldwide life reinsurance unit. Prior to joining Willis Re, he spent eight years as chief executive of Guy Carpenter’s European life reinsurance operations.