Barrie & Hibbert Expands EMEA Team

2 July 2009

Global financial risk modelling company Barrie & Hibbert has expanded its EMEA client facing team, announcing new staff members in London and Germany.

The growth comes as Barrie & Hibbert enjoys continued success worldwide. It has been recruiting for the EMEA team in recent months, and now welcomes four new key members of staff covering the pensions and insurance markets.

In the Barrie & Hibbert London office Aziz Jalil, Viktor Knava and Arturo Rodriguez have all joined the team. Aziz will be focused on business development and account management for the pensions market and comes with a vast amount of experience in this market through his work at KPMG, Russell Investments, Mercer, Punter Southall and Watson Wyatt.

Viktor Knava joins from Prudential Group Risk where he worked on economic scenario generators and has previous experience at PwC as a consultant in the insurance practice. He will be covering the UK insurance market.

Arturo Rodriguez joins from an actuarial and modelling background at JP Morgan, PwC, Classic Solutions and at Mexican insurers. Arturo will be working with some of Barrie & Hibbert’s UK clients and will also be responsible for expanding the business into new markets.

In Germany, Thomas Gleixner has joined the EMEA team establishing Barrie & Hibbert’s first local hire in the market and will be based in Munich. This appointment highlights the importance of the German market to Barrie & Hibbert, where the majority of the mainstream insurers are clients. Thomas will be working with existing clients and in a business development role. Thomas is a German actuary with experience from Swiss Re and GE Insurance.

Ed Emanuel, Regional Head of EMEA for Barrie & Hibbert, comments:”We are delighted to welcome the new team members on board. The experience they bring is a great asset to the company, and as Barrie & Hibbert grows globally, it is crucial that we have the right people working with our clients.”

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