Willis Group Holdings News

Willis Appoints Wemyss as Global Head of Placement

Willis Group Holdings has appointed Toby Wemyss as global head of placement, effective immediately. He succeeds David Martin, who will be leaving the company. In this role, Wemyss will drive the continuing development of Willis’ global placement strategy, leading the …

Willis Appoints Clarke CEEMEA Region Construction Industry Leader

Willis Group Holdings plc has appointed Charles Clarke as regional leader of Construction in the Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEEMEA) region. Clarke joined Willis in 2011 and is currently leader of the International Casualty team in …

Willis Completes Acquisition of Taiwan’s Elite Risk Services

Willis Group Holdings plc has announced the completion of its acquisition of Elite Risk Services Limited of Taiwan. Willis said the deal is a “significant boost” to its market presence in Taiwan, as it “almost doubles the size of its …

Willis Re Announces Sr. Leadership Posts for Jago, Hvidsten, Kent & Newman

Willis Re, the reinsurance division of Willis Group Holdings plc, has announced several senior leadership appointments to its Global Executive Committee, which it detailed as follows: — Paddy Jago has been appointed Global Chairman, in addition to his role as …

Willis Appoints Dussuyer Global Head of Natural Resources Industry

Willis Group Holdings announced the appointment of Nick Dussuyer as Global Head of Willis’s Natural Resources Industry with immediate effect. Dussuyer joins from BearingPoint where he was member of the global Natural Resources leadership team and the Partner in charge …

Willis Appoints Messer Regional Leader for Latin American Aviation

Willis Group Holdings announced the appointment of Thomas Messer as Regional Leader of aviation in Latin America with immediate effect. Messer joined Willis in 2002 and has served in a variety of roles within the aerospace re/insurance market – most recently …

Marsh & McLennan Seeks Ways to Cut Tax as Competitors Shift to London

Marsh & McLennan Cos., the largest insurance broker by market value, is seeking ways to cut tax obligations as rivals shift to Europe, where rates are lower. “The search for tax efficiency for us started several years ago,” Dan Glaser, chief executive …

Willis to Acquire PMI Health Group, UK-Based Healthcare Adviser & Broker

Willis Group Holdings plc announced an agreement to acquire PMI Health Group (PMIHG), an independent healthcare adviser and broker in the UK. Willis said the deal will significantly raise the company’s presence in the UK employee benefits and healthcare market, …

Willis Dealmaker Walkiewicz Hires Shea for Capital Markets Role

Willis Group Holdings Plc has hired Brian Shea as head of Europe for the investment banking division as the insurance broker seeks to arrange more deals. Shea, 49, joins from reinsurer SCOR SE. He was previously the head of the European …

Willis Appoints Aubert to Executive Committee of London & Int’l Brokers’ Assn.

Willis Group Holdings has appointed Nicolas Aubert, CEO of Willis GB, to the executive committee and board of the London & International Insurance Brokers’ Association (LIIBA)*. In addition, Aubert was named LIIBA representative to the London Market Group (LMG), a …