Our international team is based in the London headquarters and in offices around the world.
Meet our Executive Committee (ExCom)
Chief Executive Officer
As CEO of MAXIS GBN, Mattieu Rouot oversees relationships with 250+ multinational companies in over 120 countries around the world. He joined MAXIS in May 2020. Before then, Mattieu was instrumental in the creation of the MAXIS GBN joint venture in 2016 and served on the MAXIS supervisory board from its inception. Mattieu has more than 20 years’ experience in the insurance industry, working in a number of senior positions for the AXA Group and BNP Paribas.
Chief Business Development Officer
Paul Lewis is Chief Business Development Officer at MAXIS Global Benefits Network. He is responsible for the global Business Development teams who work with our strategic partners to develop employee benefits solutions for multinational employers. Paul has over 15 years’ experience working with multinational organisations implementing global employee benefit plans. Prior to his current role, Paul led the MAXIS GBN Americas Business Development team. Before working with MAXIS, he held positions at MetLife Expatriate Benefits and Aetna International.
Chief Marketing & Innovation Officer
Patsy oversees MAXIS GBN’s Marketing, PR & Communications and Digital & Innovation functions. Her teams work with MAXIS’ partners, both internal and external, to consistently develop and improve interaction, further grow the network’s profile, and help drive new business. Patsy sits on the Executive Committee, is the senior management sponsor for MAXIS for Good (our Corporate Social Responsibility programme) and is joint lead on culture, internal communications and employee engagement activities. Prior to joining MAXIS, Patsy held senior marketing positions with a number of global brands including HSBC and Deutsche Bank and has worked in both London and Hong Kong.
Chief Technical & Financial Officer
As Chief Technical & Financial Officer at MAXIS GBN, Federico Morosi oversees the Finance, Legal, Portfolio Management and Reinsurance & Reporting teams.
Prior to joining MAXIS in May 2022, Federico spent nine years with the Generali group, where he worked as Area Manager for Argentina, Chile and Portugal and as Chief Strategy and Financial Officer at Generali Employee Benefits, among other roles. Federico has more than 15 years’ experience spanning engineering, consulting and insurance, and holds degrees in Telecommunications Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, and Information Technology from the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. He also holds an MBA from INSEAD in France and Singapore.
Dr. Leena Johns, MD
Chief Health & Wellness Officer
Dr. Leena Johns joined MAXIS in 2014 and heads the Health & Wellness team. She works with multinational clients and MAXIS network members on claims data analytics and global wellness solutions. The team identifies cost drivers and metrics that affect healthcare utilisation and recommends solutions via changes to policy terms and conditions and wellness activities. She is responsible for developing and promoting MAXIS Global Wellness solution – a curated marketplace of wellness solutions that can be deployed globally. In addition, Dr. Leena authors whitepapers on health and wellness issues.
Dr. Leena spent her earlier career as an ER physician working in the Middle East, Asia and the U.S. and has extensive experience working with global medical claims data.
Chief Operating Officer
As Chief Operating Officer, Iliyana leads MAXIS GBN’s strategic and transformation initiatives and supports all MAXIS business units to deliver them. Iliyana joined MAXIS GBN in 2021 from AXA Global Healthcare (AGH), where she was the Head of its Middle Eastern Business Unit based in UAE. At AGH, she led the sales, customer service, underwriting and change teams in the region.
Prior to that, Iliyana held various roles at AXA P&C, AGH and AXA Health in the UK, including risk management, product and pricing, customer service and change. She is originally from Bulgaria and holds a BSc in Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics from the University of Warwick and is currently in her final stages of her Actuarial exams with the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFOA).
Chief People Officer
As Chief People Officer at MAXIS GBN, Lesley Berthon leads the HR and Office Management function. Her teams focus on making MAXIS a great place to work. The HR team is responsible for recruiting and onboarding new starters, learning and development and people policies and culture, ensuring everyone who works for MAXIS is set up for success. The Office Management team manages our London headquarters, providing a positive working experience and overseeing the administrative duties that make everyone’s lives a little easier. Lesley has vast experience in the financial services industry, has a degree in English Literature and French, and has a Postgraduate diploma in Human Resources Management. She has worked at MAXIS GBN since April 2016.
Chief Underwriting Officer
As Chief Underwriting Officer Nicola Fordham leads a team of pricing underwriters who provide technical underwriting support to our multinational clients and the local insurers that make up the MAXIS network. Nicola and her team balance local and central profitability and risk control, to find and offer the best pricing and benefits solutions for our clients. Nicola has 20+ years’ experience in employee benefits as a pricing underwriter for organisations including, Zurich, Generali and Unum. Prior to her role with MAXIS GBN, she was Chief Pricing Underwriter with MetLife UK.
Chief Compliance, Risk & Internal Control Officer
Hinde leads the Compliance, Risk Management and Internal Control functions at MAXIS GBN. Her team works with all MAXIS GBN business units to oversee compliance and risk coverage. They also support MAXIS clients’ requests relating to compliance and operational risk standards and policies. The team manages the relationship with both the shareholders and the financial regulatory authorities.
Hinde joined MAXIS GBN in 2018 from AXA Hong Kong, where she was managing the Regulatory Affairs function and has worked for AXA Investment Managers in France in the Legal and Compliance fields. She has worked in Paris, Hong Kong and London.