Guy Carp appoints head of Turkish operations


Guy Carpenter has appointed Okan Utkueri as managing director and head of the firm’s operations in Turkey.

Utkueri will be based in Istanbul and will be responsible for all of the firm’s activities in the region. He will report to Massimo Reina, CEO of Continental Europe and MENA

Utkueri has more than 22 years experience in the Turkish insurance market having been CEO of Turkey-based insurance firm, Eureko Sigorta and been a member of the board at the Turkish Catastrophe Insurance Pool, the Turkish Agricultural Insurance Pool Management Company and the Association of Insurance and Reinsurance Companies.

Commenting on the appointment, Reina says: “We are delighted to be announcing that Okan will be spear-heading our drive to further develop and enhance our operations in Turkey. His extensive industry experience spans all aspects of the Turkish insurance market and has enabled him to build the levels of trust and understanding that are essential to building long-term, productive client relationships.”

Nick Frankland, CEO of EMEA operations at Guy Carpenter, adds: “Turkey has witnessed a period of strong economic growth in recent years, creating significant opportunities for the reinsurance sector to play an increasingly prominent role. At Guy Carpenter, we are committed to expanding our local presence, helping our clients in the region capitalize on the full breadth and depth of capabilities we offer – and in his new role, Okan will play an integral part in this.”

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