JLT Specialty Insurance Services (JLT Specialty USA), a US subsidiary of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc. (JLT), one of the world’s leading specialty-focused providers of insurance, reinsurance and employee benefits related advice, brokerage and associated services, announced the appointment of Hans H. van Heukelum as chief commercial officer.

In this role, van Heukelum will be tasked with leading the US strategy, direction and organizational expansion with respect to clients, prospects, markets and employee relations.

He will be responsible for leading the roll out of JLT Specialty USA’s client service model. In this capacity van Heukelum will report directly to Michael Rice, Chief Executive Officer of JLT Specialty USA.

"We are extremely excited to welcome Hans to the JLT Specialty USA team as he takes on this pivotal role within our organization," said Michael Rice, Chief Executive Officer of JLT Specialty USA.

Van Heukelum comes to JLT Specialty USA from Aon where he served in several roles since 2005 including his most recent position as Aon Benfield’s Chief Growth Officer.

Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President and Global Head of Marketing at Aon Risk Solutions where he was responsible for developing and implementing the marketing growth agenda. Before his career at Aon, van Heukelum held various leadership-level positions both in the U.S. and abroad at companies including Zyman Group, Inforte, Accenture and BASF.

"I could not be more pleased to join JLT Specialty USA at this exciting time of the company’s development and redefinition of the industry," commented van Heukelum.

JLT Specialty Insurance Services is the US platform of the leading specialty business advisory firm Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group. Our experts have deep industry and product experience serving leading U.S. and global firms.