Willis Re Strengthens Turkish Expertise with Gras Savoye Agreement

September 22, 2014

Willis Re announced that it has strengthened its expertise in the Turkish market by entering into an agreement with Gras Savoye Turkey.

Kemal Kurklu has joined Gras Savoye as Executive Director-Treaty Reinsurance in Istanbul to work in partnership with Willis Re’s London-based team to further consolidate its offering to the important Turkish market.

He was previously with Aon Benfield in Istanbul and brings 28 years of experience to the Gras Savoye/Willis Re partnership.

Maurice Williams, Managing Director of Willis Re’s Turkish Business, described Kurklu as “highly respected in the Turkish market,” adding that he “adds an important local presence to complement our London based expertise,” as we “continue to invest in our platform locally with our partners at Gras Savoye and in London to better serve our clients.”

Williams added that “Willis Re and Gras Savoye are committed to this large and growing market and I look forward to working with my new colleagues to enhance the level of service and innovation that our clients here require.”

Source: Willis Re

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