Lockton appoints Andrea Guffanti as Head of Continental Europe

Lockton, the world’s largest independent insurance broker, today announces the appointment of Andrea Guffanti as Head of Continental Europe, based in London.

He takes up the newly created role with immediate effect. His responsibilities will be to work alongside Lockton Global Partners’ Operations Team, led by Michael Goudime, our London Market Specialty Teams and with our owned operations in Europe to develop a dynamic engagement between all the constituencies. The focus of these groups serves to increase our client reach across the continent; further enhancing client service, through growing strategic relationships and a shared Lockton culture.

Guffanti brings over 25 years’ worth of experience to the role and joins after 17 years at Aon, where, most recently, he held the role of EMEA Chief Commercial Officer (2018-2023). Prior to this, he served as Aon Austria’s Chief Executive Officer (2014-2018), Aon Iberia and Middle East’s Chief Commercial Officer (2011-2014) and Managing Director of the Southern European and Latin American Team (2006-2011). Prior to Aon, Guffanti spent nine years as Executive Director of Global Financial Executive Risk (FINEX) at Willis Towers Watson between 1997 and 2006.

Commenting, EJ Hentenaar, CEO of Lockton Europe, said: “I am excited to welcome Andrea Guffanti to Lockton. With a distinguished track record in complex problem solving and exceptional client service, he will be an invaluable addition, particularly his depth of experience across the Continent of Europe. I and the rest of the leadership team are excited to begin working with him, drawing on his experience, technical skills and leadership expertise. Andrea is the perfect fit for Lockton.”

Andrea Guffanti added: “I’ve long admired Lockton for its entrepreneurial culture, commitment to private ownership and dedication to providing the very best service to its clients. It is a privilege to be joining Lockton at a time in which the risks facing our clients are fast-evolving and dynamic, requiring best-in-class innovation and creative thinking. I can’t wait to get started.”

Lockton was named as one of the UK’s top 50 best large companies to work for in 2022, according to the Sunday Times’ annual “Best Companies” survey (opens a new window). The same survey ranked Lockton as one of the insurance sector’s top five best companies for work for. In addition, Lockton was given a Three Star Accreditation, the highest rating, representing “world class levels of workplace engagement” with its Associates.