HOUSTON, Nov. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Rene van Winden has joined Lockton as a Senior Vice President and National Energy Property Leader based in the insurance broker's Houston operation. He is an expert in onshore property insurance programs and will work with Lockton's energy clients. Lockton is the world's largest privately held, independent insurance broker.
"Rene's commitment, professionalism, and technical acumen make him an ideal leader to serve our energy property clients," said Brad Villers, Executive Vice President and Specialty Group Practice Leader for Lockton in Houston. "He will be in good company, joining an accomplished and highly experienced group of specialists. This enhances our ability to continue bringing leading edge solutions to our clients and positions us for sustained growth as global energy markets recover."
Van Winden joins Lockton after more than a decade with insurance broker Aon, most recently as Senior Vice President in the onshore energy team in Houston. He has also worked with Aon and Willis in London and with Aon in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He holds a master's degree from Erasmus University in Rotterdam and a degree from Ecole de Management in Lyon, France. He earned the "Power Broker" award from Risk & Insurance magazine in 2015 and 2016.
"On behalf of our Texas and Lockton Global Energy teams, we are delighted to welcome Rene," said Tim Kelly, leader of Lockton's Texas property-casualty operations. "His global experience and time working in the London and European markets offer a perfect alignment with our clients' needs, particularly in dealing with the complexities of multinational insurance programs."
Van Winden is based in Lockton's Houston office at 5847 San Felipe Street, Suite 320, Houston TX 77057. The phone number is 713-458-5200.
More than 6,000 professionals at Lockton provide 50,000 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 9th largest overall. For eight consecutive years, Business Insurance magazine has recognized Lockton as a "Best Place to Work in Insurance." To see the latest insights from Lockton's experts, check Lockton Market Update.
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