Global insurance broker Willis Group Holdings has appointed Scott Pickering as CEO of Willis South Africa.
Pickering is currently president of Willis Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa and he will remain president of the wider region. The company said he will will relocate to Johannesburg to start his new role in January 2012.
Pickering joined Willis two years ago, bringing with him experience in international business development and emerging markets. In 2006, while with ACE, he re-established that insurer’s presence in South Africa as CEO of ACE’s South African operations. Pickering also worked in Dubai as regional CEO for the Asian and Middle Eastern operations of Royal & Sun Alliance.
In addition to Pickering’s appointment, Willis announced that Ryck Genis, current CEO of Willis South Africa, has been appointed as leader of the broker’s large accounts business in South Africa. Genis will focus business opportunities stemming from large multinational and domestic corporations.
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