Willis Names Fyfe Regional Specialist Leader for Latin America

September 22, 2010

Willis Group Holdings announced the appointment of Edward Fyfe as Regional Specialist Leader for Latin America. He is based in Peru, and “will strengthen the linkage between Willis’ Latin America operations and its Global Specialties business in the region which includes Aerospace, Construction, Energy, Financial Solutions, Financial & Executive Risks (FINEX), and Marine,” said the bulletin.

Fyfe will report to Joe Trotti, CEO, Willis Global Specialties. He will also retain his existing role as Regional Marketing Officer (RMO) for Latin America and Deputy CEO of Willis Facultative, Latin America, continuing in this capacity to report to Hugh Powell, CEO, Willis Re Facultative, Latin America.

Fyfe joined Willis in London as a graduate in 1984. He was “integral in building and opening the company’s reinsurance operations in Peru, Venezuela and Brazil, serving as Executive Director in Caracas and Managing Director in Rio de Janeiro. During his time at Willis, he has also held roles at Willis Global Markets International in Miami, where he was responsible for Property and Energy.

“This latest appointment is part of Willis’ strategy to build a network of experts directly linked to its Specialist businesses and closely aligned with its international distribution network. Fyfe’s appointment is at the heart of this business model, allowing Willis to deliver robust local knowledge, client advocacy and account servicing, alongside industry-leading expertise, market relations and solutions, across the globe.”

Trotti commented: “Latin America is an area of enormous opportunity and Ed has a long and distinguished track record in the region. I regard his appointment as a landmark in the development of the Group, International, Reinsurance and Global Specialties in the region.

Source: Willis Group Holdings

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