As head of the Dutch office, Bob Reichenfeld will succeed chairman Gerrit Van Emst, who is retiring 

Gallagher Re has announced the appointments of Bob Reichenfeld as managing director of the Netherlands, and Jord Westerloo as divisional director, with effect from 2 January 2023.

As head of the Dutch office, Reichenfeld (pictured) will succeed chairman Gerrit Van Emst who is preparing to retire during the first half of 2023.

Reichenfeld has extensive reinsurance leadership experience to Gallagher Re from both the broking and carrier perspective, having first been MD of Reinsurance at Delta Lloyd in 2000 before moving into broking and taking the helm at various specialist reinsurance intermediaries in the Netherlands.

Jord joins from Amwins Re and brings in-depth reinsurance broking experience and specialist knowledge of the Dutch insurance and reinsurance market, having previously worked as a reinsurance broker for Aon.

Maya Popovic, managing director at Gallagher Re, said: “In Bob we have found the ideal successor to Gerrit, who will begin enjoying his well-deserved retirement during the first half of 2023 while ensuring a smooth leadership transition.

“It’s clear the current mix of market pressures has created a challenging trading environment, where clients increasingly need our counsel, support and strong advocacy, just as much as transactional excellence. So we will continue to invest in the depth and capability of our regional teams to best serve evolving client requirements.”

Dirk Spenner, managing director, head of EMEA North & East at Gallagher Re, added: “As an important European market with significant potential to enlarge our footprint, we have ambitious growth plans in the Netherlands for both our business and our people. By investing in local talent and market expertise, we will grow together with our clients.”