Job title: Chief corporate & people
Dorothée Burkel is a member
of PartnerRe’s executive
leadership team and has executive
responsibility for IT, facilities and
for strategies related to attracting,
developing and retaining the
best talent, aligning culture and
strategy, and ensuring governance
and operational effectiveness.
Burkel started her career in
media and advertising where she
spent nearly 15 years, first as copy
writer and then as a consultant and director, before joining the
internet industry as an HR executive, in 2001.
She worked for AOL France from 2001 to 2005 as the HR director
and was promoted to vice president for human resources and
corporate communications for AOL France in 2005. In 2006 she took
responsibility for branding and marketing of AOL Europe. In 2008,
she joined Google as human resources director for Google Southern
Europe. In 2012, this role was extended to include the Middle East and
Africa and in 2015, to the entire EMEA region where she supported
Google’s business and G&A functions.
Burkel holds a Master’s degree in French modern literature
and graduated with honours in political sciences from the Institut
d’Etudes Politiques in Paris. She has developed expertise in fastchanging
environments, digital culture and transformation.
She was a member of the Google HR faculty for change
management, is a Certified Executive Coach from HEC Paris and also
holds a certificate from the Harvard Kennedy School in the Art and
Practice of Leadership Development.
She is a strong believer in the development and promotion of
inclusive workplace and leadership culture.
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Job title: Chairman of global capital solutions,
Company: Guy Carpenter & Company
A key member of Guy Carpenter’s
global executive committee,
Victoria Carter is responsible for
driving new business production
across its global operations. She
established the company’s marketleading
third party capital division,
which now delivers in excess of $1
billion of capital to the Lloyd’s
Carter has close to 40 years
of experience in the reinsurance
industry. A pioneer on many levels, she was the first female founder
of a Lloyd’s intermediary and has operated in a number of senior
executive positions within the broking sector.
She is a prominent figure in many market-wide initiatives and has
played a key role in facilitating market-advancing programmes. This
includes the development of the Future at Lloyd’s Blueprint One,
during which she assisted on areas such as the Syndicate in a Box
and the development of a more fluid entrance for new capital into
Carter is a member of the Council of Lloyd’s and the Lloyd’s
Nominations and Governance Committee. In addition, she is
chairman of the Lloyd’s Charities Trust, a trustee of the Sick Children’s
Trust and on the board of the Lloyd’s Community Programme. She is
a Freeman of the City of London and a Liveryman of The Worshipful
Company of Insurers, for which she also serves as a Court Assistant.
Carter has long been an industry champion for greater diversity
and a leading advocate for developing tomorrow’s market leaders.
This saw her create the Marsh & McLennan Companies Rising
Professionals’ Group and subsequently spearheading the launch of
the Rising Professionals’ Forum in 2013. This year’s two-day event
attracted over 1,000 attendees—a new record.
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She has developed expertise in
fast-changing environments, digital culture
Carter has long been an industry champion
for greater diversity and a leading advocate
for developing tomorrow’s market leaders.