US-based Lockton Companies announced the appointment of Guilherme Perondi Neto as Deputy CEO of their Brazilian subsidiary, Lockton Brazil, effective Sept. 1, 2015. Lockton Companies is the world's largest privately held, independent insurance broker.

"Guilherme’s appointment is yet another demonstration of LocktonĀ“s commitment to the region," said Tony Gusmao, CEO of Lockton Brazil. "We are extremely pleased to have someone of Guilherme’s caliber strengthen the team."

With extensive experience in the insurance market through various multinationals companies such as Veritas and 3Com Corporation, he joins Lockton from the Allianz Group. Since 2008 at Allianz, he held the position of CEO of Euler Hermes Brazil and more recently Deputy CEO of AGCS for South America.

Guilherme holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from the Catholic University of Sao Paulo (PUC-SP) and an Executive MBA from IBMEC Business School.

More than 5,600 professionals at Lockton provide 48,000 clients around the world with risk management, insurance, employee benefits consulting, and retirement services that improve their businesses.

From its founding in 1966 in Kansas City, Missouri, Lockton has attracted entrepreneurial professionals who have driven its growth to become the largest privately held, independent insurance broker in the world and tenth largest overall.