Lombard International Assurance, the global leader in wealth structuring solutions for the high-net -worth market, has appointed James Gatoff to the new role of group marketing and communications director.
Gatoff will lead large-scale organisational change, transformation, commercial development and communication programmes. He joins Lombard International from a group marketing and communications director role at FNZ, a global financial technology company. Prior to joining FNZ, Gatoff was group communications director at Friends Life group, where he led the global communications team for three years.
Gatoff will take responsibility for corporate communications, group marketing, media relations and internal communications worldwide, and will report to executive chairman at Lombard International John Hillman and CEO Europe Axel Horger.
Hillman said: “We are thrilled to welcome Jamie to Lombard International to lead the marketing and communications teams. His experience and background in cross-media communications will greatly support our growth ambitions. We’re at an exciting stage in our evolution and I very much look forward to working closely with Jamie as we continue to grow opportunities in the US, Europe, Latin America and Asia.”
Gatoff added: “I have known Lombard International for many years and have been impressed with their innovative approach and service solutions for the high-net-worth market. I’m delighted to be joining Lombard International and I’m looking forward to working with the strong global leadership team to help further the growth of the business, and realise new global opportunities.”