Willis Appoints Peller as Argentina CEO

September 15, 2011

Willis Group Holdings has announced the appointment of Seth Peller as CEO of Willis Argentina S.A., effective immediately. He is based in Willis’ Buenos Aires office, and takes over the leadership of one of Argentina’s largest insurance brokers. Willis has 120 employees in the country.

Peller joined Willis in 1992 and was most recently the Group’s Regional Placement Officer or Latin America operating out of São Paulo, Brazil, a position he held since 2008.

Before that he was an Executive Director in Willis’ North American Casualty business in London where he worked for 12 years on insurance program design and placement of Excess Casualty risks for a large cross-section of U.S. industry. He started his career in Willis’ North American Casualty Claims department before broking professional risks.”

Willis International Chairman Sarah Turvill noted that the new appointment coincides with “a time of considerable growth in our Argentinean business in areas like Employee Benefits, Agriculture and Affinity.”

Willis also noted that it had “established a presence in Argentina in 1999 through a joint venture with Herzfeld & Levy, a leading national insurance broker, to become Herzfeld Willis, and also set up a reinsurance brokerage, Willis S.A, with two private investors. In September 2009, Willis acquired 100 percent of the share capital of Herzfeld Willis and Willis S.A to form Willis Argentina S.A.”

Source: Willis Group Holdings

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