JLT Specialty USA Announces Appointment of Robert Benvenuto

30 June 2015

JLT Specialty Insurance Services Inc. (JLT Specialty USA), a U.S. subsidiary of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc. (JLT), one of the world’s leading specialty-focused providers of insurance, reinsurance and employee benefits related advice, brokerage and associated services, is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert “Bennie” Benvenuto as Executive Vice President and member of the U.S. Executive Committee.

Benvenuto will be located in Chicago where he will focus on driving JLT’s specialty sales efforts to further develop the JLT Specialty Midwest operations. In his role, Benvenuto will also utilize his alternative risk expertise to augment JLT Specialty industry and product teams, including its Transactional Advisory Practice and Environmental Practice. Benvenuto will also support Chief Commercial Officer, Hans van Heukelum, on carrier relationships and management issues.

“We are ecstatic to welcome Bennie to the JLT Specialty family,” said Michael Rice, Chief Executive Officer of JLT Specialty USA. “Bennie brings to the team 25 years of experience in the risk and insurance industry, along with an accomplished track record of driving growth through delivering distinctive value to clients. We are confident that he will have an impact on our team and clients from the start.”

“Bennie’s addition to JLT gives us a first-class business development capability in Chicago. We are thrilled to have such tremendous talent join our team and I look forward to Bennie’s continued success within our industry,” added David Payne, EVP and Chief Revenue Officer of JLT Specialty USA.

Benvenuto comes to JLT Specialty USA from Aon Risk Solutions where he served as Executive Vice President for more than four years leading a number of the firm’s largest carrier relationships. Prior to that, he spent five years at Aon Global Accounts as Producer and Managing Director. Before joining Aon, Benvenuto co-founded the Gallagher Financial Products practice, which specialized in selling alternative risk transfer and creative insurance solutions to clients with complex risks. Benvenuto holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Rhode Island.

This announcement comes as JLT Specialty USA continues its strategy in expanding its U.S. capabilities around the key industry specialty areas of Aerospace, Construction, Credit, Political and Security Risks, Energy, Financial Risks, Private Equity, Real Estate, and Technology. In addition to these lines, JLT Specialty USA also has expertise in the key product specialty areas of D&O, Cyber, E&O, Environmental and Transactional Liability. 

JLT encourages any potential applicants interested in rapidly developing their careers and becoming part of its U.S. Specialty team to contact Sue Corney at 518-782-3143, sue.corney@jltholdings.com or visit www.jlt.com.

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Media Contacts

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About JLT Specialty Insurance Services Inc. 

JLT Specialty Insurance Services Inc. is the U.S. platform of the leading specialty business advisory firm Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group. Our experts have deep industry and product experience serving leading U.S. and global firms.  

About Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc.

Jardine Lloyd Thompson is one of the world’s leading providers of insurance, reinsurance and employee benefits-related advice, brokerage and associated services. JLT’s client proposition is built upon its deep specialist knowledge, client advocacy, tailored advice and service excellence. JLT is quoted on the London Stock Exchange and owns offices in 39 territories with more than 10,000 employees. Supported by the JLT International Network, it offers risk management and employee benefit solutions in 135 countries.


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