Willis Group Holdings Ltd., the global insurance broker, announced the appointment of Gregory Arms as executive vice president and chairman of its Global Employee Benefits Practice. He is based in New York City.
Reporting to Willis Chairman and CEO, Joe Plumeri, Arms is tasked with the strategic growth, with full operational oversight, of the Global Employee Benefits Practice. The Global Employee Benefits Practice, with approximately $250 million in revenue, spans more than 60 countries and includes a team of more than 800 Willis Associates.
Formerly Chief Marketing Officer at UnitedHealth Group, Arms was responsible for enterprise-wide sales and distribution; advertising and brand management; new products and product pricing strategies; talent management; and key external partner and client relationships.
Prior to joining UnitedHealth, Arms spent 24 years at American International Group (AIG). During his time there, he served in a variety of roles, both domestic and overseas, including assignments in Saudi Arabia, Cyprus, and France. During his tenure at AIG, he served as president and Worldwide director of the Group Management Division, where he led a global business with full P&L and operational responsibility for the employee benefits, pensions, group association, and credit insurance lines of business, spanning 75 countries.
Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors of the National Foreign Trade Council and is an active member of the Life Insurance Marketing Research Association (LIMRA), the International Benefits Information Service (IBIS), and the American Health Insurance Plans (AHIP).