Ricardo takes over the role after successfully leading the MAXIS Americas Business Development team since 2016

MAXIS Global Benefits Network (MAXIS GBN), the international employee benefits joint venture between MetLife and AXA, has announced the appointment of Ricardo Almeida to the role of Head of Business Development.

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. Within this role, Ricardo managed a team of employee benefits experts that worked with strategic partners and clients to deliver employee benefits solutions.

Prior to MAXIS GBN, Ricardo held multiple roles at insurer Alico / AIG, including as Global Pensions Business Development Director. He then successfully transitioned to MetLife after its purchase of Alico and was most recently VP Employee Benefits Leader for Latin America.

Ricardo holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Lander University and an international MBA from the University of South Carolina. Ricardo is originally from Brazil and is fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish. He is a frequent speaker at international industry events and is well known among employee benefits brokers, consultants and multinational organisations.

Mauro Dugulin, CEO of MAXIS GBN, said: “Under Ricardo’s leadership as distribution leader for the Americas, MAXIS GBN has seen excellent growth in the region and we have been very successful in developing new business with US-based multinational companies. Ricardo has established relationships with both clients and brokers and brings with him a comprehensive knowledge of the business. As Head of Distribution globally, I am confident that he will continue the impressive growth we have achieved at MAXIS in recent years.”



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About MAXIS GBN MAXIS Global Benefits Network (MAXIS GBN), co-founded by MetLife and AXA in 1998 is one of the leading international employee benefits networks providing global service capabilities and delivering world-class employee benefits perspectives and solutions to clients in over 120 markets around the world. In February 2016, MetLife and AXA further strengthened their relationship by combining all of its MAXIS GBN existing operations under a joint venture company. This transformation helps leverage the existing strength of the network and its two parent companies while further enhancing the client experience, focusing on product innovation and providing data analytics. For more information, please visit

The MAXIS Global Benefits Network (“Network”) is a network of locally licensed MAXIS member insurance companies (“Members”) founded by AXA France Vie, Paris, France (AXA) and Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, New York, NY (MLIC). MAXIS GBN, registered with ORIAS under number 16000513, and with its registered office at 313, Terrasses de l’Arche – 92 727 Nanterre Cedex, France, is an insurance and reinsurance intermediary that promotes the Network. MAXIS GBN is jointly owned by affiliates of AXA and MLIC and does not issue policies or provide insurance; such activities are carried out by the Members. MAXIS GBN operates in the UK through UK establishment with its registered address at 1st Floor, The Monument Building, 11 Monument Street, London EC3R 8AF, Establishment Number BR018216 and in other European countries on a services basis. MAXIS GBN operates in the U.S. through MetLife Insurance Brokerage, Inc., with its address at 1095 Avenue of the Americas, NY, NY, 10036, a NY licensed insurance broker. MLIC is the only Member licensed to transact insurance business in NY. The other Members are not licensed or authorised to do business in NY and the policies and contracts they issue have not been approved by the NY Superintendent of Financial Services, are not protected by the NY state guaranty fund, and are not subject to all of the laws of NY.