Willis Appoints Aubert as CEO Designate for UK Insurance Business

November 13, 2014

Willis Group Holdings has appointed Nicolas Aubert as Chief Executive Officer Designate of Willis UK Insurance, which includes its combined UK retail and global specialty businesses.

While initially serving as CEO Designate in 2015, he will report to Steve Hearn, Deputy CEO of Willis Group and current CEO of Willis UK Insurance. Following a transition period and the confirmation of regulatory approvals, “Aubert will take up the position as CEO of Willis UK Insurance in order to lead the expansion of Willis’s insurance business in the UK, reporting to Willis Group CEO Dominic Casserley,” the bulletin explained. Hearn will continue in his role as Group Deputy CEO.

Aubert is currently the (COO) of American International Group (AIG) in Europe, Middle East and Africa, and formerly Managing Director of AIG in the UK. As Managing Director of AIG in the UK, he led one of the largest companies specializing in the UK business insurance market and the London market, with offices located throughout the country.

After joining AIG in June 2002 Aubert served in various senior management positions, including Managing Director of Southern Europe, where he oversaw operations in 12 countries.

Prior to AIG, Aubert worked in various leadership positions at ACE, CIGNA, GAN and GENERALI. He holds a specialized Masters degree in Insurance Law (DESS Assurances) from Pantheon-Sorbonne University of Paris and an MBA from the French High Insurance Studies Center (CHEA).

Casserley noted Aubert’s “wealth of specialty and retail experience in the UK and abroad,” which he said, “combined with his strong technical knowledge of the market and the evolving needs of complex clients, make him the ideal candidate to drive forward the continued growth of Willis’s business in the UK. I look forward to working with him closely in the months and years ahead.”

Source: Willis Group Holdings

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