Willis Re Names Beedle to Head Asian Operations

April 18, 2012

Willis Re, the reinsurance arm of Willis Group Holdings has announced the appointment of James Beedle as CEO of its Asian operations. He has been a member of the Willis Re team since 1998 and has worked with numerous global insurance company clients, focusing on the strategic use of reinsurance to assist with capital management and earnings volatility. In 2008 he was appointed COO of Willis Re Australia, and has been CEO of Willis Re Japan since 2010.

“Beedle will re-locate from Tokyo to Singapore next month,” said Willis, “but will retain a close involvement with Willis Re’s Japan clients. His new responsibilities extend from Japan to Indonesia, covering China, Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Singapore and Brunei. The region is part of the wider Willis Re Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Turkey and North Africa team headed by Maurice Williams in London.”

Willis Re also announced the appointment of Mark Morley as Managing Director of Willis Re in South East Asia, reporting to Beedle. He has been Regional Director in South East Asia since 2007 and based in Willis Re’s Singapore hub since 1998.”

Beedle pointed out that “Asia represents a key growth area for Willis Re and I am very excited about the challenge of accelerating that growth by working closely with my regional colleagues. The unprecedented losses in 2011 have highlighted the importance of having active risk management and Willis Re is determined to continue delivering value-enhancing reinsurance solutions throughout the region by utilizing our full transactional and analytical resources.”

Source: Willis Re

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