Raymond Linnartz has been promoted to European sales director for the Global Health Benefits business of Cigna Global Health Benefits Europe (Cigna GHB), while Frank Indestege has been promoted to market development director, Europe.
Additionally, Raymond, Frank and European client management director Liam Hughes become part of the senior management team at Cigna GHB, which is the global expatriate segment of Cigna’s business.
According to Cigna GHB, these appointments further strengthen its senior management team, following the recent announcement of John Kaye as managing director. All three will report to John.
Raymond has nearly 17 years’ experience in sales and business development. He has been with Cigna for 11 years, having previously served as regional sales director, managing the company’s team in continental Europe. In his new role, he is responsible for the corporate sales of GHB’s products in Europe, as well as overseeing health and wellness, pre-assignment, business travel, life, disability and accident insurance.
“I am greatly looking forward to working in markets we have earmarked for expansion across Europe, notably France, Germany and the Nordic territories,” Raymond said. “I will ensure that our plans for achieving Cigna’s sales goals will be underpinned by the best sales processes and a supportive culture of success in a unified European team.”
Frank has almost 20 years’ experience in business development, which he gained at Cigna Global Health Benefits Europe, Vanbreda International and Globality Health. In his new role, he will be responsible for business development projects and strategic partnerships across Europe. This will include identifying product and partnership needs for strategic markets, notably France, Germany and the Nordic territories.
Liam has spent most of his career at Cigna as an underwriter. He has overall control of the large corporate and SME business, which involves overseeing the profitable growth and retention of Cigna’s European portfolio, through supporting their sales targets and new market initiatives.
Commenting on the three appointments, John Kaye said: “Raymond, Frank and Liam will play a pivotal role in our continued efforts to drive our business forward in Europe. The objective is to provide easy access to affordable, quality, tailored world-class healthcare for our clients, who need a bespoke approach to healthcare solutions and to supporting their globally mobile employees as they move around the globe.”