Sonja Rottiers, Lloyd's Europe CEO
Sonja’s career spans over 30 years in the Belgian financial services industry, including senior leadership positions in insurance and banking. Most recently she was a non-executive board member for ING Belgium, and member of the board of directors for Kinepolis NV Group and Leasinvest Real Estate. Previously, she was Chief Finance and Data Officer and Executive Member of the Board of Directors of AXA Belgium.
Delphine Marchessaux, Chief Underwriting Officer
Delphine was appointed Chief Underwriting Officer of Lloyd’s Europe in 2019. Prior to joining Lloyd’s Europe, Delphine had worked at AXA Corporate Solutions for over 15 years, gaining experience in Marine and Aviation claims before heading up AXA’s French Cargo underwriting arm. Delphine is married with two children.
Jakob Thyme, Chief Operating Officer
Jakob joined Lloyd’s in 2015 charged with establishing and leading the newly created EMEA operations function. He was previously Chief Operating Officer at Infrassure Ltd. in Switzerland; and worked for 14 years for Zurich Financial Services in Switzerland and Scandinavia, where he held a number of positions including Group Operations Manager as well as leading Merger & Acquisition transactions in Asia Pacific. Jakob holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Science in International Business from the Copenhagen Business School. Jakob speaks Danish, Swedish, English and German. He is married.
Giles Taylor, Chief Risk and Compliance Officer
Giles joined Lloyd’s in 2007 and was appointed Chief Risk and Compliance Officer of Lloyd’s Europe in May 2018, with responsibility for risk governance, compliance and for Lloyd’s Europe’ regulatory affairs. He was previously Senior Manager in the Lloyd’s International Regulatory Affairs team and led the regulatory authorisation process for the new Belgian company. Prior to joining Lloyd’s, Giles worked for ACE (now Chubb) for ten years, gaining experience in the Lloyd’s and London company market environments. Giles is a Chartered Insurer and has a degree in History. He is married and has three children.
Pina Elegant, Chief of Staff & HR Officer
Pina joined Lloyd’s in February 2019 and in April 2020 was appointed Chief of Staff & HR officer of Lloyd’s Insurance Company. Prior to joining Lloyd’s in 2019, Pina spent 18 years in the European Banking Federation where she was Executive Director in charge of Human Resources and Operations. Pina is a performance-driven professional, and passionate about individual development and organizational growth. Pina combines her strategic and coaching skills to effectively balance the needs of employees with the mission of the organization. She is a Member of the International Coaching Federation and the European Mentoring & Coaching Council. She speaks French, English and Italian. she is married and has one son.
David Cobley, Chief Financial Officer
David was appointed Chief Financial Officer for Lloyd’s Brussels in 2018, with responsibilities across Finance, Actuarial, Taxation and Investments. Prior to joining Lloyd’s, he was Head of Division within the Central Bank of Ireland, supervising the Irish insurance industry with responsibilities for actuarial, analytics, strategy and the authorisation of new firms. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries and has held senior leadership and transformational roles across the insurance industry including in the UK as Commercial Director for the health insurer Simplyhealth, and in Europe as Risk Director for the International Financial Services businesses of Lloyds Banking Group.
Mark Cooper, Chief Market Development Officer & Head of European Branches
Mark joined Lloyd’s in 2015 and was appointed Chief Market Development Officer & Head of European Branches of Lloyd’s Insurance Company in September 2019. He is responsible for delivering Lloyd’s commercial market strategy in Europe and managing the network of Lloyd’s European offices. He spent 17 years in Dubai, the last 4 of those years as the Lloyd’s General Representative for the Middle East & Turkey markets. In this role he was responsible for shaping and implementing the business and market development strategy across the Middle East region, as well as managing the operations of the Dubai platform. Mark’s career spans over 20 years in the international insurance industry including executive roles with Zurich, RSA and the Dubai International Financial Centre Authority before moving to Belgium.