Our international team is based in the London headquarters and in offices around the world.
Meet the Senior Leadership Team:
Chief Executive Officer
Mauro Dugulin oversees relationships with more than 750 multinational companies in over 120 countries around the globe. Fluent in four languages (English, French, Spanish and Italian), Mauro has more than 30 years of experience in the employee benefits and insurance sector. Before joining MAXIS GBN, he held a number of senior positions with Generali’s Employee Benefits Network (GEB), including CEO from 2011-2015. He has proven expertise in successfully growing multinational employee benefits businesses and reinforcing global operations.
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.
Head of Technical and Services
Matthias Helmbold leads the technical and services division which includes reinsurance, underwriting and client reporting functions. Matthias has more than 12 years of experience in employee benefits. Prior to his role with MAXIS GBN, he held both consulting as well as corporate roles, his most recent position being Director International Benefits with The Coca-Cola Company. Matthias studied at Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA; he holds a PhD degree in Mathematics and is a qualified actuary with the German Actuary Association (DAV).
Global Director, Marketing and Communications
Patsy leads MAXIS GBN’s Marketing & Communications function 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 & Compliance, 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
Her particular area of interest is health data analytics and Leena works with multinational clients to understand cost drivers and trends in their global health claims data. Leena and her team identify areas of focus, recommending solutions that may include modifications to benefits, network, cost sharing and wellness initiatives to mitigate likely trends. Leena is also responsible for developing and implementing health and wellness strategies globally, including the recently launched MAXIS Global Wellness, and the development of MAXIS GBN thought leadership.
Leena has spent much of her earlier career working in the Middle East and USA. She is an ER physician. Leena is an occasional television presenter also contributes to magazines, writing on health and wellness issues.