Jean-Francois Izac will join Greenhill in London as a managing director focused on the insurance sector for the EMEA region.

Izac has spent 27 years focused on M&A advisory work in the insurance industry in Europe, most recently as head of EMEA Insurance at Lazard in London. Prior to his 12 years at Lazard, he worked as director of M&A at the leading insurance company Aviva plc. And prior to that he spent more than 10 years at Citigroup and its predecessor firms.

“We are pleased to be adding a senior banker focused on the European insurance industry, an area where we expect there will be significant transaction activity in years to come. And we are particularly pleased to be recruiting our third senior insurance-focused banker globally in the past two years,” said Scott L. Bok, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Greenhill.