Lockton adds Øyvind Larsen to lead People Solutions in continued Nordic expansion

Lockton, the world’s largest independent insurance broker, has announced the arrival of Øyvind Larsen to lead its People Solutions business in Norway. Based in Oslo, Øyvind will be joined by further senior hires, establishing a competitive new proposition for existing and prospective clients in the region.

Øyvind brings more than 25 years of experience to Lockton. He joins from Aon in Norway, where he was most recently Head of Health & Benefits, playing a key role in the management of the Norwegian business.

Lockton’s Norwegian People Solutions team will be strengthened by further senior hires in January. The new hires will join Øyvind in senior capacities, providing further impetus to the team’s market-leading expertise in the region.

Lockton’s People Solutions practice supports clients in the areas of employee experience & engagement, total rewards & benefits, and the measurement and management of these programs. The new People Solution team in Norway is bringing together unique competence and risk management expertise within specific investment areas such as employee risk benefits, pensions, employee communications and data analytics. This expansion demonstrates the continued focus on People Solutions by Lockton, adding to the rapid growth of the business globally and complements the already great businesses in the UK & Ireland.

This announcement marks the latest addition to Lockton's leadership team based in the Nordics, and another step in the continuous enhancement of Lockton’s attractive offerings for clients in the region. In September, Lockton extended its portfolio of risk advisory and insurance brokerage services in Norway to include Energy, Renewables and Property, and in October a further senior hire was announced for Lockton Sweden.

With further growth plans to new lines of business already underway, Lockton is committed to attracting and investing in top-tier, local talent as it forges ahead. Over the coming months, Lockton expects to bring onboard a succession of senior professionals to bolster its support for current clients and to cater to a robust pipeline of potential prospects.

EJ Hentenaar, CEO of Lockton Europe, said: "Øyvind brings with him a wealth of experience, expertise and, crucially, stellar leadership skills which he has developed over a career spanning almost three decades. His and the wider team appointments are a testament to our commitment to our clients in the Nordic region. Our growing areas of specialism in Norway present an exciting career option for brokers seeking to work within an independent, ambitious, entrepreneurial environment. I look forward to our journey ahead as Lockton continues to attract top-calibre talent who provide exceptional service to clients.”