Damhurst & Co, an executive search firm solely focused on the insurance market, is broadening its strategy by opening a European office in Milan to respond directly to clients’ growth and post-Brexit plans.

Pierre Fel has been appointed to lead this initiative. During his career, he has served as a Partner covering both European and Asia-Pacific markets with Heidrick & Struggles and other specialised insurance headhunting boutiques. He speaks five languages, started his career as an insurance broker and has since spent many years developing insurance leadership teams across the globe.

Speaking about their expansion into Europe, Damhurst Director James Cooper said: “Brexit has created both uncertainty and opportunity. Several clients have spoken to us about their plans post-Brexit and having a European office will enable us to fully support their growth strategies.”

Regarding Pierre Fel’s appointment, Mr Cooper went on to say: “We are delighted to welcome Pierre to Damhurst. He has a wide network and detailed knowledge of the global insurance market and his experience of building global leadership teams and boards will significantly complement our offering.”

When asked about his new appointment, Mr Fel said “I am really excited to be relocating to Europe at such an exciting time. There are some big changes coming, not least Brexit but also across Insurtech and leadership development. Damhurst has certainly brought a fresh approach to the market and I am looking forward to getting on board in 2019.”

SOURCE: Damhurst & Co