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.
Head of Business Development
As Head of Business Development, Ricardo Almeida is responsible for the development, enhancement and execution of MAXIS GBN strategy globally. His team works with our strategic partners to develop employee benefit solutions for multinational clients across the globe.
Ricardo has worked in the employee benefits industry since 1999. He has been with MAXIS GBN since 2016 as its Americas distribution leader, where he was responsible for the development, enhancement and execution of MAXIS GBN’s strategy for the Americas.
Ricardo holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Lander University and an international MBA from the University of South Carolina.
Global Director, Marketing & Digital
Patsy leads MAXIS GBN’s Marketing & Digital functions with a team based in London, Paris and New York. The team works with the wider business to further develop the network’s profile, augment the member and client experience and help drive new business globally. Prior to joining MAXIS, Patsy held senior marketing positions in the asset management industry for BMO Global Asset Management, M&G Investments and HSBC Global Asset Management. She has worked in both London and Hong Kong. Patsy holds a BA (Hons) in Modern Languages and European Studies from Southampton University; and a Post Graduate Certificate of Education (FE) from the University of Wales in Cardiff.
Head of Finance and Operations
Jérôme Picon heads up Finance & Operations at MAXIS, including IT & Facilities, Legal, Finance and Membership Management functions. Jérôme joined MAXIS GBN from AXA Bank Europe, where he was Chief Financial Officer and Executive Board Member for its Hungarian Branch since August 2013, and where he led, among others, the Finance, Compliance, Corporate legal and Risk Management teams during the restructuring of the Branch. Jérôme’s previous roles include working at AXA Group in Paris and BNP Paribas in London. Jérôme has a postgraduate degree in Financial Engineering from the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, and completed professional Leadership training in Ashridge and Insead Business Schools.
Dr. Leena Johns, MD
Head of Health & Wellness
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 of Staff and Director of Transformation, MAXIS GBN
As Chief of Staff and Director of Transformation, 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).
Head of People, MAXIS GBN
As Head of People 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.
Head of Underwriting, MAXIS GBN
As Head of Underwriting 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.
Head of Compliance, Risk Management and Internal Control, MAXIS GBN
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.