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Lloyd’s expands LatAm team with two key appointments

Tue 14 Apr 2020

Lloyd’s has today formally announced the appointment of Yelhis Hernandez as Country Manager for Lloyd’s in Mexico and Sebastian Gomez as Country Manager for Lloyd’s in Colombia, both will provide additional support to the Market in Latin America. Sebastian’s appointment remains subject to regulatory approval.

Based in Mexico City, Yelhis has been conducting the role since September 2019 with a focus on improving Lloyd’s Market access across Mexico by supporting Managing Agents on the ground and acting as a liaison with the local regulator. She was previously a Business Development Executive for Lloyd’s in Latin America and has more than 20 years of (re)insurance sector experience. Yelhis has spent the last ten years working in a variety of roles, including risk management, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), strategy and business development, in different markets across Latin America, including Argentina, Venezuela, Brazil and Mexico. Before joining Lloyd’s she was Chief Operations Officer for Willis Towers Watson in Mexico.

In addition to his responsibilities helping to protect and promote the Lloyd’s Market in Colombia, Sebastian will also support Lloyd’s market development activities across Spanish speaking South America, as a Market Development Manager. He is a (re)insurance sector veteran with more than 18 years of experience working in London, Colombia and the Dominican Republic. He started his career at Marsh where he spent almost 15 years working across different functions and business units, including three years as a reinsurance broker in the London Market. Sebastian has spent most of his career as a senior facultative reinsurance broker, he moved from Marsh to JLT Re in Colombia and in 2016 he joined A.J. Gallagher.

In addition to Lloyd’s offices in Mexico, Brazil and Colombia, Lloyd’s has recently bolstered its presence in Latin America by establishing a regional hub in Miami, led by Lloyd’s Regional Head of Latin America and the Caribbean, Daniel Revilla.

Daniel said:

“At Lloyd’s we are working hard to drive further growth for the Market across our network of offices in Latin America, driven from our new regional hub in Miami. I am delighted to have been able to promote Yelhis and to officially welcome Sebastian to the team. Their collective expertise and knowledge will be invaluable as we continue to support our customers and business partners in the region. Our immediate priorities and focus are to deliver the support that our market expects from us, particularly through the COVID-19 crisis. But we must also remain focused on the Future at Lloyd’s strategy. By helping to ensure that we make it even easier for our partners to do business with Lloyd’s we will continue to provide highly innovative solutions that respond to our customers changing needs."

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