Lloyd's of London appointed Sonja Rottiers CEO of its Brussels unit, set up to ensure that the marketplace can continue to serve EU-based customers after Brexit.
Rottiers will succeed Vincent Vandendael, who is leaving to become CEO for international insurance at Everest Re Group Ltd. from early 2019. She will also serve as Lloyd's regional director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa and will take up her role in February 2019.
Previously, Rottiers was CFO and chief data officer at Axa Belgium SA, a role she left in 2016.
Lloyd's Brussels also appointed Michel Flamée to serve as chairman and Christian Noyer to be nonexecutive director. Flamée is a former board member of the Belgian central bank and the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority, and Noyer is an ex-governor of the French central bank.
Delphine Marchessaux will also join the company in January 2019, as chief underwriting officer. Previously, she was head of underwriting for cargo at Axa Corporate Solutions in France.
All appointments are subject to approval from the National Bank of Belgium.