Sonja Rottiers, Lloyd's Brussels 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 Brussels in 2019. Prior to joining Lloyd’s Brussels, 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 Brussels in May 2018, with responsibility for risk governance, compliance and for Lloyd’s Brussels’ 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
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, Head of European Markets
Mark joined Lloyd’s in 2015 and was appointed Head of European Markets in July 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 as the Lloyd’s General Representative for the Middle East & Levant markets, shaping and implementing the business and market development strategy across the Middle East regional markets, as well as managing the operations of the Dubai platform, before relocating to Belgium. Mark’s career spans over 20 years in the international insurance industry including executive roles of Head of Commercial Markets for Zurich Insurance and Chief Executive Officer for Saudi Arabia and Bahrain at RSA Insurance Group.