Lombard International Assurance, a global leader in wealth structuring solutions, today announced the appointment of Petra Silber to the role of HR Director for Europe.
Based in Luxembourg, Petra will lead the European HR team and will have responsibility for talent acquisition, career development, performance management and training across Lombard International’s European offices.  She will report to Axel Hörger, European CEO of Lombard International Assurance and Sandy Locke, Global Director of HR, who also joined the business this year.
Petra joins Lombard International Assurance with 20 years’ HR management experience from her previous roles including Banque Pictet, where she was Head of HR, and prior to this with HSBC Luxembourg and Clearstream International.
Axel Hörger, CEO of Lombard International Assurance, said: “Petra has significant experience in working with cross functional teams across Europe and she will play an important role as we continue to develop the business following record growth in 2016.  I look forward to her contribution in supporting and fostering the careers of Lombard International colleagues over the years ahead.”
Petra Silber commented: “This is an attractive time to be joining the business as it continues growing across multiple jurisdictions. I am excited to work with colleagues at all levels to help nurture the firm’s collaborative culture in which the business and individuals can continue to develop and prosper.”
About Lombard International Assurance
Lombard International Assurance is a leading global life insurance-based wealth solutions provider, combining the strength and expertise of two specialist life insurance companies with over 25 years’ experience and market leadership in their respective fields. Lombard International Assurance provides wealth-structuring solutions using unit-linked life assurance solutions to high net worth individuals, their families and institutions around the globe.  
The global group, branded as Lombard International, launched to market in September 2015. With head offices located in Luxembourg and Philadelphia, a combined global presence enables Lombard International to serve clients’ complex needs on a global basis while being sensitive to local cultures and attitudes. The firm is an industry leader in providing multi-jurisdictional wealth planning solutions through its partner networks across the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America.    
Global assets under administration are in excess of € 77 billion with a global staff numbering over 600, including more than 60 technical experts specializing in 19 jurisdictions.  
Funds managed by Blackstone own Lombard International. Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms with assets under management of over USD 367 billion.

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