EUROPE – Aon Consulting has appointed Theo Lutgendorff as manager of international benefits for continental Europe.

The 10-year company veteran takes over from Ruud Kistemaker, Aon said. IPE understands that Kistemaker has left the company although a company spokeswoman couldn't confirm this.

Lutgendorff has been involved with the international benefits practice in the Netherlands, where his responsibilities will be taken over by Bob Wilken, as head of Dutch international benefits.

Peter van Meeuwen, chairman of employee benefits Europe, said he was “delighted” about Lutgendorff’s new role.

“He is a well known figure in the industry and his experience fit well with the skills we need.”

Lutgendorff added: “ I am looking forward to driving Aon Consulting’s new business efforts in the international benefits area.”