Batchelor Returning to London to Head Marsh Europe/Mideast

January 16, 2008

Marsh announced from its London office that David Batchelor will succeed Alex Moczarski as CEO of Marsh’s operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). He currently heads the Asia Pacific region for Marsh, responsible for operations in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, India, Philippines, Guam/Micronesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and the Pacific. He will be returning to London “in the coming months.”

Moczarski noted that he has worked closely with Batchelor over the years and expressed confidence that he would “build on the positive momentum colleagues across the region have achieved in 2007 to ensure its continuing success.”

Batchelor began his insurance career with Bowring in London. He has worked around the world, including extended appointments in the UK, Bermuda, the US, twice in Hong Kong and in Singapore. He last worked in London in 2002 as Head of International Retail business with Alexander Forbes, before taking up his present position with Marsh in Hong Kong.

Batchelor indicated that he is excited about returning to London and is looking forward to the “opportunity to work within such an exciting and diverse geographic region.” The broad area contained in the EMEA region also offers a “breadth of opportunity,” Batchelor noted, in terms of expansion and in strengthening Marsh’s position in Europe’s more mature markets.

Following the ongoing shake-up at MMC, Dan Glaser, Marsh’s new CEO, named Moczarski as President of Marsh’s International Division, which encompasses the Asia, Pacific and Latin America & Caribbean, as well as EMEA, regions. The heads of all of these regions will be reporting to Moczarski. Marsh’s latest restructuring has separated them from the U.S and Canada (See IJ web site – https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2008/01/03/86080.htm).

David Bidmead will continue in his role as CEO, Pacific, based in Sydney. Alan Cheah, who was previously MD of South-East Asia operations for Marsh, has been appointed CEO, Asia. He will continue to be based in Singapore. Thomaz Menezes will continue as CEO, Latin America and Caribbean, based in São Paulo.

Moczarski commented: “International comprises an exciting, dynamic and diverse geography in which Marsh has the assets to achieve meaningful profitable growth. We will work together with Dan Glaser and his Executive team to ensure we all fulfil our potential.”

Source: Marsh – www.marsh.com

Topics Europe London Asia

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