Guy Carpenter shakes things up for the merger with JLT ReMarsh & McLennan Companies (MMC) unit Guy Carpenter (GC) is ready for the upcoming merger with the reinsurance activities of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group (JLT).

Although MMC's in-flight flight for the entire JLT company is awaiting closure, GC has made significant leadership changes to make room for JLT Re, with which it will align and integrate capabilities to form one combined entity focused on delivering a & # 39; powerful & # 39; proposition. A new division has been created as part of the shake-up.

Under the leadership of GC vice-chairman David Priebe, the new Global Capital Solutions Group will consist of Global Capital Solutions and GC Securities. The latter will be led by GC Securities president Shiv Kumar, while the Global Capital Solutions practice is led by Ed Hochberg, the current North American chief executive of JLT Re.

Meanwhile, the senior appointments are from Keith Harrison, CEO of UK & Europe at JLT Re. Upon completion of the MMC-JLT deal, Harrison will lead the London division of GC & # 39; s North America division in its new capacity as head of London North America.

Part of Harrison's mission is to manage a new London-based company for operating and sourcing companies that are not affiliated with GC. He becomes a member of the Executive Committee of GC and supports the overall integration of the British and European companies of JLT Re.

Simon Keeley, the current head of London North America for GC, will report to Harrison. He also reports to Harrison Mark Higgins, the head of London North America for JLT Re.

Asia will change in the form of JLT Re Asia Pacific CEO Jeremy Fox will be chairman of GC Asia Pacific.

As far as GC Global Specialties is concerned, chief executive Kevin Fisher is chairman of GC UK & Specialties. He replaces him as CEO by his deputy James Boyce, who is also the head of Non-Marine Specialties. The takeover of the last position is General Manager of GC Global Specialties Richard Morgan. The appointments of all three are effective immediately.

JLT Re & # 39; s deputy CEO of Bradley Maltese, UK and Europe, will in the meantime be vice-chairman of Global Specialties. David Flandro, global head of analytics at JLT Re, will become GC's global head of economy and franchise advice.

"The combination of the expertise and expertise of Guy Carpenter and JLT Re will create an exciting opportunity to provide added value to customers around the world through a structure that is intuitive and aligned with our strategic priorities," said GC President and CEO Peter Hearn.

"These roles will be filled by experienced and talented leaders who will have a positive impact on our company, I congratulate them and look forward to working with them in their important new roles."